Success

"Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming." - John Wooden

College Admissions

American University(2)
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Babson College
Barnard
Baylor University
Boston College (5)
Boston University (2)
Brown (2)
Bucknell University
Cal Lutheran University (5)
California Polytechnic State University Pomona (2)
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo(35)
California State University Fullerton
California State University Long Beach (2)
California State University Northridge (2)
California State University Sonoma (4)
Cambridge University
Carnegie Mellon University
Cedarville
Chapman University (10)
Chico State University
Claremont McKenna College (2)
Colgate University
Colorado College (2)
Colorado State University (4)
Columbia University
Concordia University
Connecticut College
Cornell
Dartmouth College (2)
Denver University
Drexel University (2)
Duke University (2)
Emerson College (2)
Emory University (2)
Evergreen State University
Fordham University (2)
George Washington (2)
Georgetown University (2)
Gonzaga University (5)
Gordon College (2)
Hamilton College (2)
Harvard University (2)
Humboldt State University
Imperial College London

Indiana University
ISD
John Hopkins University (2)
Kings College London
Lewis and Clark University (7)
Loyola Marymount University (6)
Massachusetts College of liberal arts
MIT
New York University (4)
Northeastern University (25)
Notre Dame (3)
Oberlin College
Occidental College (6)
Pepperdine University (5)
Pitzer College (3)
Point Loma Nazarene University (2)
Portland State University
Princeton University (2)
University of Redlands
Reed University (4)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhodes College (2)
Rice University (2)
Saint Louis University (2)
Saint Mary’s College University
San Diego State University (16)
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Santa Clara University (34)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Seattle Pacific University (3)
Southern Methodist University (5)
Stanford (2)
Stony Brook University
Szeged School of Medicine Hungary
Texas Christian University (3)
The New School
Tufts University (3)
Tulane University (10)
UNC Chapel Hill (2)
University of California Berkley (41)
University of California Davis (45)
University of California Irvine (19)
University of California Los Angeles (40)
University of California Merced
University of California Riverside (4)

University of California San Diego (46)
University of California Santa Barbara (28)
University of California Santa Cruz (24)
University of Chicago
University of Colorado Boulder (15)
University of Denver (5)
University of Florida
University of Glasgow
University of La Verne (2)
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Michigan Ann Arbor (2)
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri
University of New Hampshire
University of Notre Dame (2)
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (3)
University of Oregon (16)
University of Pacific
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound
University of Redlands
University of Richmond
University of San Diego (13)
University of San Francisco (10)
University of Southern California (22)
University of Texas (2)
University of Virginia (4)
University of Washington (20)
University of Wisconsin Madison (2)
Vanderbilt University (3)
Vassar College
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wellesely College
Wesleyan University (2)
Westmont College (7)
Wheaton University (2)
Whitman College
Whitworth University
Willamette University (9)
Yale University (3)

University of California, Berkeley (15)
University of California, Los Angeles (12)
California State Polytechnic University, San Louis Obispo (9)
University of California, Davis (5)
University of California, San Diego (4)
University of Southern California (4)
Northeastern University (3)
Pepperdine University (2)
Harvard University (2)
Rice University (2)
University of Notre Dame (2)
University of San Francisco (2
Santa Barbara City College (2)
University of California, Santa Barbara (2)

Georgetown
Yale University
Princeton University
George Washington University
University of Chicago
University of Colorado, Boulder
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Southern Methodist University
Concordia University
New York University
Portland State University
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Michigan
Point Loma Nazarene University
University of California, Irvine

Rhodes College
University of Oregon
Rice University
Santa Clara College
University of Szeged, Hungary
Westmont College
University of Washington
Claremont McKenna College
Chapman University
Gonzaga University
University of Denver
Loyola Marymount University
San Diego State University
Tufts University
Tulane University

In Scholarships Awarded

After three graduating classes, 99 AAPLE students have been awarded over 7.5 million dollars in scholarships by colleges and universities across the United States and abroad.

Civic Contribution

AAPLE Academy graduates have participated in over 24,000 hours of community service and civic leadership. We are so thankful to have a community that provides so many opportunities for our students to give back.

Aqua Camp
Art From Scrap
Casa Esperanza
Homeless Shelter
Catalyst for Cats
Challenger’s Baseball
Cleveland Elementary School Tutorial
Corazon
Cyber Tutorial Program
Destined For Grace
Dog Adoption and Welfare Group
Dream Foundation
EAA Airshow
East Beach Volleyball Camp- Jon Lee’s
Elings Park
Food Bank of Santa Barbara County
Youth Making Change
Girl Scouts of America
Girl’s Inc.
Goleta Valley Beautiful
Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital
H40 Hope for Water
Habitat for Humanity
Hearts Adaptive Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Hendry’s Beach Junior Lifeguards
Imagine Project

Just Communities
Kids Helping Kids
Kumon Math and Reading Center
La Cumbre Junior High School Tutorial
Lincoln Elementary School Tutorial
Link Crew Boomeranged Project
Madonnari Street
Painting Festival
Mock Trial Tournaments
National Charity League
Ocean Hills Beach Camp
PATH SB, Ridley Tree
Royal Family Kids Camp
Rustic Pathways
Safety Town
San Marcos High School Tutorial
Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens
Santa Barbara Channel Keepers
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Santa Barbara Housing Authority
Santa Barbara Junior Lifeguard
Santa Barbara Marathon
Santa Barbara Mission
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Santa Barbara Orchestra
Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation

Santa Barbara Public Library
Santa Barbara Rotary
Santa Barbara School of Squash
Santa Barbara Summer Stock
Santa Barbara Symphony
Santa Barbara Trail and Park Maintenance
Santa Barbara Triathlon
Santa Barbara Unified School District
Santa Barbara Youth Council
Santa Barbara Zoo
Show Stoppers Musical Camp, Sparkle
Special Olympics
Surf and Turf Camp
Teen Court
Transition House
Trinity Gardens
Ty Warner Sea Center
UCSB Family Vacation Center
UCSB Koegel Autism Center
UCSB Science Camps
UCSB Volleyball Program
UCSB Writer’s Workshop
United Way
Vieja Valley Elementary School Math Super Bow
Vieja Valley Elementary School Tutorial
YMCA
Youth Interactive

Community Leader Forums

The AAPLE Academy is incredibly fortunate to have some of the most talented leaders in the world impart their roadmaps to success, leadership strategies, passions, and philanthropic missions.  Students gain incredible insight and practical advice to apply to their leadership and service work in the Academy.  Afternoon and evening forum speakers have included:

Mike Kari, Command Chief, US Navy
Kate Parker, SB School Board
Chris Pelonis, Pelonis Sound
Jaynie Wood, Cottage Hospital
Demian Barnett, Peabody
Irene Revenko, Asylum Research
Eddie Tuduri, TRAP
Annie Pham-Cheng, Pediatric Dentistry
Tami Sherman, Elements
Angela Andrade, UCSB
Sven Holcomb, White Lodus
Camie Barnwell, Journalist
Orvil Jones, Self-made success, ret’d teacher
Jason Spievak, CCO Apeel Sciences

Justin Fareed, politician
Debbie Bettencort, VP Customer Experience, Sientra
Mayor Helene Schneider, Mayor
Art Tracewell, Scott Webber and Keric Brown, Co-Founder of Blenders
Becky Snyder, President, ABC-CLIO
Oscar Gutierrez, TV producer, production manager
Jon Walker, Appfolio founder
Susan Salcido, SB Deputy Superintendent
Ernesto Paredes, Director, Easy Lift
Kevin McGibben, CEO Logicmonitor
Bob Wilcher, KillerB Fitness
Vijay Sharma, VP Sales & Business Development Syntergy
Scott Reed, SB Music Academy
Michele Meyering, SB Police Activity League

Kelly Jensen, Owner, Jensen Audio
Katy Bazylewicz, Vice President for Marketing, Cottage Health
Tim VonSteeg, Coach UCSB Men’s Soccer
Dr. Helen John-Kelly, Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Albert Oaten, Secure Docs Founder
Michael Bordofsky, MD DASH
Navy Commander, Mike Kari
Karl Willig, Former CEO, Entrepreneur of the Year
Jenny Schatzle, Fitness, CEO
Jessica Buttimer, Sonos
Paul McLean, AnchorPoint