Graduates of non-standard or unaccredited high schools, or home-schooled students, may be admitted by successfully completing one of the following testing options:
Admission Based Upon SAT / ACT Scores
Students completing high school studies before 2006:
Student must demonstrate a score of 1410 on three SAT II subject tests (Writing, Math I or II, and a third exam of the students choice) AND one of the following:
- Minimum SAT I score of 1070 on the re-centered scale
- ACT – Enhanced score of 23
Students completing high school studies during and after 2006:
Student must demonstrate an average of 470 or above and a minimum total of 940 on two SAT II Subject Tests (Math Level I or II is required) plus a second test of the student's choice AND one of the following:
- Minimum score of 1540 on the new SAT I exam
- Minimum score of 23 on the ACT (writing scores are required by ACHS)
The newest version of the SAT and ACT exams include a written essay portion. ACHS requires students graduating in the year 2006 and beyond to submit scores for the new SAT Reasoning Test including the written essay test or ACT test scores including the ACT writing exam.
Achieve an average GED score of at least:
- 58, if taken prior to January 2002, with no subtest score less than 41
- 580, if taken between January 2002 and December 2013, with no subtest score less than 410
- 680 (total from 4 subject tests), if taken in January 2014 or later, with no subtest score less than 150
Applicants admitted on the basis of GED scores are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores.
 Students not meeting the prescribed minimum score requirements will require special permission from the ACHS Admissions Committee for admission based on review of the student’s complete application materials including the ACHS Intake Assessment and Wonderlic assessment results. The Admissions Committee may also request a personal statement from the student.