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Lancaster, CA
Students enrolled: 323

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3041 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93536

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(661) 722-6300
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March 12, 2015
As a student that attends Soar High School, I have to give this school credit. It's probably the best school you can get out here in the AV. I much rather go to SOAR than going to a comprehensive High School not just because of safety, but because of the potential, commitment, and fun we students have when learning. SOAR teaches us to be independent. It teaches us to know right trails to take before we reach into college. Bottom line, you are a college student. Rarely you see students in High School having the opportunity to take actual College classes with adults. Reviews with parents saying that this school only cares about grades our totally wrong. They care much more from that. They want you to succeed. Do notice, commitment is the main word you need to know. Homework can be a lot, but having commitment is all you need to accomplish what SOAR's goal is for you. I HIGHLY recommend this school.

- submitted by a student

August 12, 2013
This school is amazing.. Look at the test scores, they are absolutely amazing. My school is a unique school. Not only are we in high school but we are in college to. I am lucky to be in this amazing school. This school could does not need improvement, other then our small campus.

- submitted by a student

July 24, 2013
This school is all about scores not teaching don't be fooled by the scores it is an elites place that does not work with the whole child.

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2013
I would not recommend this school to anyone with a child that is considered "underrepresented" girls, minorities, students with any medical/social/economic/cultural exceptions or disabilities. First their definition of this differs then the dictionary, it is it include anyone they deemed "at risk" of being left behind. However, their staff is unable/unwilling to provide help or time for these kinds of students. They are quick to label them as "trouble makers", and start pushing them out of their school; even if they are just asking for help. First, the staff needs to be trained and certified properly; one example is their counselor has no training or education for this position to know how to properly talk with students and not at them. With proper training the staff would be able to help these students and have the environment that the staff desires.

- submitted by a parent

January 23, 2013
I am an 8th grade AVID student that is extremely interested in SOAR, however, my Mom feels that I will miss important social opportunities by not going to a traditional high school... Until I come up with a valuable counter arguement i have to go to Quartz Hill... Any suggestions?

- submitted by a community member

December 22, 2012
If you're the kind of student who believes that "good enough" is actually good enough, then don't come here. I'm a freshman now, and I love this school so much. Here's the thing. You actually have to do the work. Just being here doesn't mean you've succeeded, doesn't mean you are guaranteed to succeed. If you are a student at SOAR, it means that you've been selected because of your potential. If you aren't willing to devote a little extra time to work, then SOAR isn't for you. And you don't even have to throw your life away!. We had a 945 dance the other day, a free dance thrown by our principal celebrating our 945 API score. Are you willing to at least try to contribute to that score? Also, if you go here, you're A COLLEGE STUDENT. As in, YOU'RE TAKING COLLEGE CLASSES AT THE COLLEGE. If you're going to take college classes, then act like a college student. Studying doesn't kill you. Please tell this to everybody who complains about SOAR. Resources are provided, there's teachers willing to help after school, a search engine for scientific articles, a learning center, computer lab, everything you need is here. All it take to thrive at SOAR is the willingness to truly try.

- submitted by a community member

October 03, 2012
I am a parent of two SOAR kids. My first child was part of the first graduating class, and I have a child that is a senior now. This school has been a God send for us. My children have done exactly what the name says, Soared. They are proving that even though I never attended college, and could never pay for them to go, they get to have the future I have always dreamed of for them. My oldest son is a Senior in college now and I have yet to have to pay anything for his education, and he fully intends to continue on past his Bachelors Degree. If you qualify, and your kid is accepted, it is a lucky advantage to have!

- submitted by a parent

April 05, 2012
I would not recommend this school, I am a freshman, English is well taught but Biology is taught unorganized and teachers expect extremely highly of students, the slightest thing would get you looked down on for example; forgetting your i.d. only one day, all the teachers/ staff seem to care about is academics. If you're going through a hard time they'll basically say "just go to college". I am hoping to transfer as quickely to Quartz Hill high school as possible.

- submitted by a community member

August 10, 2011
Looking at the previous reviews listed by these Sophomores, it seems their English skills need work.

- submitted by a community member

March 29, 2011
As a Sophmore attending SOAR High School i feel like this was the best choice i could have made to attend SOAR high school. Everyone is extremly close and it makes school fun and enjoyable for EVERYONE. We dont have all the drama other schools have, we still have everything a reguar school has except for sports , but we ca nstill go watch AVCs sports for free . we get special privilages other school cant have becasue of our size and we get free things on campus all the time. Its two free yrs of college so you cant really complain. Having such a small classes allows for us to get personal attention and help when needed . The principal and teachers at school high school watch out for all the kids and support us in anyway needed , whether its academic , extracuricular, or personal . The school is pretty easy but demanding , if you dont keep up you will get left behind.

- submitted by a student

March 09, 2011
I am a sophomore at SOAR now and I feel that this was the best decision I have ever made. SOAR doesn't cater only to underrepresented people or families of low socioeconomic status, there is a mixture of races and there are people who so happen to have more money than others. But that isn't what is being focused on at this school; as long as you are dedicated, have a good work ethic, and are a generally well rounded person, SOAR is a good place to go. The school grants you all the help you will need to survive college AND high school. The teachers are there all the time and each and everyone of them will take the time to help you. SOAR has helped me rethink education and look at it as a means to propel myself forward in this difficult world. I wouldn't ever change my mind about this school and I am glad to having been accepted into a revolutionary program.

- submitted by a student

November 24, 2010
This looks like a great program, unfortunately I feel that they have the criteria for enrollment completely wrong. The very first attribute to be considered for this program is "low socioeconomic status". The other good one is "underrepresented students", what exactly does this mean? This should be an opportunity for students that are capable and interested in pursuing science and engineering in higher education; with selection focused on academic performance, not based how much money your family earns or what race you belong to. In a community where little opportunity for this type of program exist, why box out the average middle class family again?

- submitted by a parent

March 16, 2010
I am the parent of a student who has been at SOAR for 2 yrs now. I am VERY pleased with the school and would say its even better then the local Private Schools. If your student does NOT like to do hours of homework daily, then this is not the school for them. All students are required to have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. If not they go on Academic Probation of 5 hrs Every week. This is NOT a bad thing, the students are pushed to improve and get up to speed. Its on them. I dont hear problems with cliques or bullying, its a great set of kids going there, they also have more adult responsibilities as they go between college and the school campus and its on them to make it to and from there classes on time. Staff love being there and it SHOWS!

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2009
SOAR highschool is like a really big family. I love the fact that you can get all the support you need just by asking. Everone here is so supportive and there are so many resources given to us that there isn't a reason for you to be failing anything. the teachers are very kind, and sure it may be difficult but all you need is to get used to the curriculm and then you are good to go. Another thing about SOAR is that nobody makes fun of you for being smart or for studying a lot because everyone there is just the same as you, and instead of making fun of you they help you study or even join you. Being in SOAR has opened many doors of opprtunities for me.

- submitted by a student

September 29, 2009
Hi. I am a SOAR student.....freshman. I must say, my first month here has been amazing. It's a little difficult at first, having to juggle high school and college together, but we've gotten used to it. We stick together, like a big family. The teachers are great, and the students here are better and advanced like me. If you're looking for a great high school, check us out!

- submitted by a student

September 18, 2009
WOW THIS SCHOOL IS THE BEST! I cannot imagine myself leaving S.O.A.R! I would hate going to a regular school where I would be considered a NERD! Here everybody is one and your accepted here for it and motivated to always do better!

- submitted by a student

August 30, 2009
I was a student at SOAR and i got transfered to a regular highschool, and it was a great experience. I got alot out of my teachers,i compared both schools, and SOAR definetely has a greater higher level of education.

- submitted by a student

September 24, 2007
I'm a student at SOAR HS. This school is a great opportunity for students to learn. We get are AA degree with our HS diploma so this is a once in a life time school.

- submitted by a student

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Soar High (Students on Academic Rise) School
3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, CA  93536
(661) 722-6300
Last modified Soar High (Students on Academic Rise) School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Soar High (Students on Academic Rise) School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top