College Preparation

Preparing students for the future is an important focus of American Heritage of South Jordan. Our goal is to help our students be great leaders in their homes, communities, and countries and we recognize they must start this process early.

9th and 10th Grade

Tenth-grade students may take two college courses through our early college program with Snow College (one per semester). In addition to the two courses, sophomores (10) may also take the required personal finance and introduction to business courses, which are taught on-site through Snow College to receive three college credits each.

Freshmen (9) and sophomores (10) will complete the PSAT exam each fall, which is a practice for the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Sophomores may also seek advice for scholarship opportunities, TOEFL exam dates and locations, as well as other college information.

11th grade

Juniors (11) are expected to take classic education (language arts & history), physics (or a science), math, and religion, as well as any other required courses for graduation. Juniors (11) may take the required personal finance and introduction to business courses on-site by through Snow College, to receive three college credits each, if they were not taken during the sophomore year. Additionally, if a student’s academic performance is strong the student may take up to four early college courses.

Juniors complete the PSAT exam in the fall, which is the qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship program. Juniors are encouraged to study for and take the ACT exam at least once during their junior year. In the spring of their junior year, we work closely with the student to determine goals, interests, colleges that should be contacted, etc. A plan is put together and a file is created.

Juniors may also seek advice from the school counselor for scholarship opportunities, TOEFL exam dates and locations, as well as other college information.

12th grade

Seniors (12) are expected to take classic education (language arts & history), math and religion as well any other required courses for graduation. Seniors (12) may take the required personal finance and introduction to business courses, which are taught on-site through Snow College, to receive three college credits each, if they were not taken during the student’s sophomore or junior years. If a student’s academic performance is strong, the student may take up to four early college courses.

Seniors regularly meet and work closely with the administration to register for ACT exams, SAT exams (if required by the desired colleges), register for TOEFL exams, and begin and complete college and scholarship applications.

For transcript request, please download and complete the transcript request form:

Transcript Request Form

Post-AHSJ Stats

  • 92% of all AHSJ students continue their education at a ranked college or university
  • 100% of our international students continue their education at a ranked college or university
  • 95% of our students take the ACT
  • Gates Millennium Scholar, awarded in 2012, AHSJ Senior
  • Perfect ACT score (36), AHSJ Senior 2014
  • 47% of those eligible AHSJ students have served missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

American Heritage of South Jordan students have been accepted to the following schools:

Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University—Idaho
Brigham Young University—Hawaii
Dixie State University
Georgia State University
LDS Business College
Ohio State University
Salt Lake Community College
Snow College
Southern Utah University
Southern Virginia University
Stoneybrook University
Temple University
University of British Columbia
University of Illinois
University of Iowa
University of Utah
University of Washington
Utah State University
Utah Valley University
Weber State University
Westminster University