Samantha V., a sophomore, is similar to many Arlington Collegiate High School students in that she applied to ACHS because she wanted to have a better educational opportunity than her parents did and she also wanted to set a good example for her two younger siblings.
Samantha is now the most advanced sophomore in ACHS history after earning college credit as an eighth grader by passing her AP Spanish exam and adding six more college credits in ninth grade. This semester, she is enrolled in 12 college credit hours in addition to her traditional high school courses. Those college courses include U.S. history, sociology, federal government and college algebra. Next semester, Samantha will be enrolled in 10 college credit hours, meaning she could possibly have 32 college credit hours before she enters 11th grade.
Samantha’s academic success is truly amazing, but what sets her apart is her outstanding character. Her teachers have said she’s honest, positive, possesses great integrity, remains humble, is always willing to help others and is dedicated to putting in hard work to achieve excellence.
Samantha would like to attend Columbia University, New York University or the University of Texas at San Antonio and major in psychology. She is destined to achieve great things! Congratulations, Samantha!