Future Students

Who are we looking for?

Students and parents who are motivated to begin and support a college education while attending high school.

Students for SOAR High School will be recruited from 8th-grade students in 30 regional middle schools and nine comprehensive high schools. The targeted population will consist of current 8th and 9th-grade students with one or more of the following characteristics:
  • low socioeconomic status;
  • first generation college-going youth;
  • underrepresented students; and
  • students under performing in the traditional setting who have the potential to be successful and to become productive citizens.

Criteria for Selection

To be selected, students must submit the following criteria:
  • Completed application by family
  • 8th grade report card – first semester (Baseline – 2.00 GPA)
  • 7th grade CAASPP Test Score (Baseline – "Standard Nearly Met")
  • Parent and student interview
  • Prior educational experience (attendance, discipline, etc.)
  • Recommendation from the middle school
  • Reside within the Antelope Valley Unified
The number of freshmen applicants typically exceeds the number of spaces available. Since all eligible applicants cannot be admitted, SOAR makes use of an interview process to determine acceptance. The selection criteria is used to identify applicants who have demonstrated the ability and willingness to achieve and who have a variety of other qualities that can contribute to the strength and diversity of this unique campus environment.

Application Timeline

2020-2021 SOAR Application Timeline

Application to be published on website December 20, 2019

Mandatory Parent Informational Meetings/All meetings begin at 6:00 pm

January 21, 2020 - Antelope Valley College,  Cafeteria 
January 30, 2020 - Antelope Valley College,  Cafeteria
February 6, 2020 - Highland High School, Theater  

All students and parents must attend one Parent Information Meeting

Applications due

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, by  2:00 p.m.

Interview Notification Email February 27, 2020
Interviews March 7, 2020
Final Notification Email March 23, 2020
Packet Pick-up March 26 & 27, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Math Placement Test Saturday,  April 4, 2020
SOAR Registration April 21 & 23, 2020
AVC Registration TBD (typically 1 week after SOAR registration)


Dates are subject to change