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Pathways to College

Our ACA High School Director stays up on current UC/CSU requirements.  Many ACA students attend college ranging from Jr. College and transferring to a university to enrolling directly into many UC and CSU campuses as well as other prestigious universities e.g. Stanford, Pepperdine, Patrick Henry College, Washington Lee, The Master’s College and many others.

The following are areas that need to be considered in order to reach your goal.

  •  ACCREDITATION – we are not accredited but a-g classes can still be accomplished.

  •  A-G courses – There are several options to meet these requirements for university bound students. Contact the High School Director for assistance.  They can be accomplished through:                                                            
    • Jr. College transferable classes.
    • Online AP classes
    • CLEP testing - check with the college of your choice to see how many they will accept of each.
  • SAT/ACT – for more information see below.  
  • School Code for testing - 050099
  • Diplomas – We offer three levels of diplomas based on the level of   curriculum, credits accomplished and the learning ability.  They are:
    • College/University
    • Vocational/Jr. College
    • Resource (Special Needs)
  •  Transcripts – Our transcripts are given to show the level of education.  
    • College/University bound students earn college level classes through the Jr. College, AP classes and CLEP.  These three options are chosen depending on the university of choice.
    • Vocational/Jr. College transcripts need fewer credits and go in another direction other than college prep.  This is defined by the vocation of choice.
    • Resource transcripts define the level of the class accomplished.  All students meet state requirements on their level of education.  

SAT & ACT Testing


Taking the SAT or ACT confirms your education as a homeschool student.  These tests are valuable in many cases such as applying to a university, scholarships, vocational programs, and as a placement for high school valedictorian or salutatorian.  Always prepare to take on of these tests by the end of your Junior year and again in the beginning of your Senior year to achieve your highest score possible.

Differences of the New SAT/ACT.

  •          SAT is scored on a scale of 400-1600.           
  •          SAT questions require more time to understand and answer.
  •          SAT has 5 reading passages.
  •          If you’re a true science-phobe, the SAT might be a better fit.
  •          Both tests now have the same advanced math concepts.
  •          You do not get a calculator on all the math questions on the SAT.
  •          Both essays are optional
  •          SAT essay is 50 minutes and is more comprehension focused.
  •          ACT is scored on a scale of 1-36.
  •          ACT questions tend to be more straight forward.
  •          ACT has 4 reading passages.
  •          ACT has a Science section that tests your critical thinking skills.
  •          Both tests now have the same advanced math concepts.
  •          You get a calculator for all math question on the ACT.
  •          Both essays are optional.
  •          ACT is 40 minutes and they want to see how well you can evaluate and
              analyze complex issues.