Application Process

Become a STAR – Application for Admission

Become a STAR – Application for Admission

We realize that finding a school community that is a good fit for your family and your child is very important. If you're considering making application for your child, perhaps you've already been to an admissions event or spent time engaging in some way with our community. The application process is an important next step and we're here to help. We in Admissions try to make this process as personal and straightforward as possible.  Refer to the information below or call us today and we can help get you started.

Important admissions dates for the Class of 2022

  • First Round Application Deadline is Saturday, January 20, 2018. All applicants who have submitted their application will be notified of our admissions decision by mid-February.  

                 **If you miss the first round application deadline, you can still submit your application for the Class of 2022**

  • Take the High School Placement Exam here at AHA on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. Parents, please plan to stay for a social and informational gathering (scholarship and financial assistance, transportation, activities are among the topics included).
  • Make-up Placement Test is Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 3:30 p.m. with REQUIRED PRE-REGISTRATION. 
  • Wednesday, February 21st, 4:30 p.m. - AHA CLASS OF 2022 REGISTRATION - Welcome to our Class of 2022! Build your class schedule with one-on-one guidance assistance, meet others in your class, officially become members of the AHA Class of 2022!

We want YOU in the AHA Class of 2022! Here are the steps to submit a formal application for admission:

Whether your son/daughter is an incoming ninth-grader or a student applying for grades 10-12, we welcome your application for admission.  Throughout this important process, AHA attempts to determine whether AHA is the right fit for each applicant. The basic academic requirements for admission are similar for most applicants. AHA requires that each applicant submit an application, two teacher recommendation forms, a release of information form and a typed student response essay.  Some students will be required to have a personal interview as well. Click here for AHA's Criteria for Admissions for 9th graders.  

International student applicants follow a different process.  This process is outline on the "International Program" page. 

Here's how to get started. 

First, complete the AHA Application for Admission in one of two ways. You may apply online (preferred to us!) or choose to print, complete, and send a "hard-copy" application. 

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The online application will walk you through the entire process. After you submit the application itself, you'll find links to those documents (the parent release of information and teacher recommendation forms) that need to be submitted separately. You'll also find the instructions there for the Student Response Essay. 

Get print application  

The printable application is simply a PDF that you print, complete and either mail or scan and email.   

Please remember that the information that you provide is the first tool we have to help with your child’s academic and social transition to AHA.  

Second, whichever way you choose to apply, AHA requires your child to complete a typed 400-word essay. Encourage your student to take the time to complete the essay thoughtfully and carefully. We ask that the essay be in response to this statement:

Each year, Academy of Holy Angels (AHA) makes thoughtful decisions about the students we enroll. Your academic records and teacher recommendations provide us with important information about you, yet we would like to hear from you personally. In a formal essay of approximately 400 words, explain three things about yourself that your records may not tell us. In addition, end your essay with two reasons why you feel AHA is the right fit for you. 

Third, complete the Parent Request for School Information Release and return it to AHA. AHA admissions will send all signed Parent Request for School Information forms directly to your child’s current school to gather all academic and behavioral transcripts and documents.

Fourth, submit two teacher recommendation forms. One of these recommendations must come from a current math or English teacher, while the other may come from any other current teacher in a core subject such as social studies, science, religion, or world language.

AHA will make admissions decisions based upon all information provided. We will inform your family of your student's admissions status in a letter.

Class of 2022:

  • We will begin to accept applications for our Class of 2022 in October, 2017. Please contact Admissions if you have questions about the application process - we're here to help and look forward to seeing you on campus!

Transfer Students

  • We welcome your application any time!  We accept transfer student applications now and during the school year.   We have limited openings in grades 9-12.  The admissions process for transfers is very similar to the process for incoming 9th graders.   A personal interview may be required so we can get to know the applicant and to set the foundation for a positive transition.

International Students:

  • We welcome your application!   Applications are accepted throughout the year.    Because the required application materials are more comprehensive, please refer to the "international program" page for further details.    

Submit any application document in one of three ways: by emailing Meg Angevine at, or by faxing to 612-798-2610, or by mailing it to:

Meg Angevine
Admissions Officer
Academy of Holy Angels
6600 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423-2498

If you have any questions, please contact Meg Angevine at or call 612-798-0764.


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