Application Process

Become a STAR – Application for Admission


Academy of Holy Angels is now accepting online applications for the 2023-24 school year. We are excited to welcome the Class of 2027 to apply to AHA. The priority application deadline is Saturday, January 7, 2023. The second round application deadline is Tuesday, January 31. 

Academy of Holy Angels will transition to a rolling admissions process beginning on Wednesday, March 1. This means applicants will be accepted in the Class of 2027 as space allows. 

Follow this process to submit a formal application for admission. 

Tip: Streamline your process by filling out an inquiry form before you start the application process.

STEP ONE: Complete the online AHA Application for Admissions.

  • To begin your journey with AHA, a parent or guardian will create an account with our online learning and grades system, myAHA, and complete the application on behalf of the applicant. If you already have a myAHA account or have an inquiry form that's been processed by us, you will be prompted to log in with that email.

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  • If you are having technical difficulties with the online application, please contact
  • After you submit the application itself, you will receive a confirming email with links to additional required documents. Once the application has been processed, you will be assigned an interactive checklist that you can use to track your progress with Steps 2-4.

STEP TWO:  Typed 400-Word Student Essay

  • In a formal essay of approximately 400 words, students will explain three things about themselves that their records may not tell us. In addition, they will be asked to end their essay with two reasons why they feel AHA is the right fit for them. 
  • This essay can be uploaded as a part of the onine application (step one) or uploaded separately later in myAHA as a part of the interactive checklist.

STEP THREE:  Parent Request of School Information Release

  • Once your online application has been processed, an electronic form will be assigned to you and you will receive an email invitation to complete it.
  • AHA will send your electronically signed Parent Request of School Information Release to your child's current school to gather all academic and behavioral transcripts and documents. For first round applicants, this happens in early January. 

STEP FOUR: Two Teacher Recommendations

  • 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. 
  • You can print the Recommendation Form here or download it from your myAHA interactive checklist

STEP FIVE: Take the Eighth Grade Placement Exam

  • All incoming 9th grade students need to take the Pre-ACT 8/9 placement test here at AHA.

    This exam is for incoming ninth graders only (Class of 2027) and takes places on Saturday, January 7, beginning at 9:00 AM.  Parents are invited to stay on campus during this time for an informational gathering that will include topics about scholarships, financial aid, transportation, activities, and many more.

    If you can't make the Placement Test on January 7, you can join us on January 10 for the Make-Up Test at 3:30 PM.

    **For students who have an IEP, 504 or accommodation plan and require additional test taking time, please contact Keri Brenden@ at to make arrangements. 


The preferred method to submit the additional application materials is to log in to myAHA and upload them through the interactive checklist, which will be available to parents after the inquiry form or online application (Step One) is processed. Materials that are uploaded directly to myAHA will be processed quicker and you will receive an email confirmation when each step is completed. Alternatively, materials can be received by AHA Admissions at, or by mailing it to Attn: Admissions, Academy of Holy Angels, 6600 Nicollet Ave S., Richfield, MN 55423.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Jim Decker or Joe Berg. We are here to help!   



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