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 and second progress report (Baseline – 2.00 GPA)
  • 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

2019-2020 SOAR Application Timeline

Mandatory Parent Informational Meetings

All students and parents must attend one Parent Information Meeting.

All meetings begin at 6:00 pm.

January 15, 2019 - Eastside High School Theater
January 17, 2019 - Highland High School Theater
January 22, 2019 - Antelope Valley College Cafeteria                                     
Applications due Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:00 p.m.
Interview emails February 28, 2019
Interviews March 9 & 12, 2019
Final email March 21, 2019
Packet pick-up April 1st & 2nd (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Registration (high school) April 23 & 25, 2019
Registration (college) TBD 
Dates are subject to change.