Portfolio Prep Program (P³)


We can help your high-achieving teen prepare powerfully for his or her college applications.
At our studios, your teen can fully build, or finalize, both digital and hard-copy portfolios to enhance all college apps.

Call us now if your teen is interested in architecture, design, visual communication, graphic arts, fine arts, fashion, animation and gaming, liberal arts, science, and/or engineering.*

Our Portfolio Prep Program (P³) offers the student expert tooling, guidance and training across the high school years. The P³ centers on our specialized, multi-year Portfolio Course. It also offers additional means of support and guidance, for both the student and parents. P³ includes the following services:

1. College/Employment consultations
2. Portfolio Information Packet
3. Portfolio Prep Course
4. Essay critiques and tutoring
5. Photography and editing of the student’s portfolio projects
6. Strong recommendation letters

Our P³ has a 10-year history of successes, and has helped students gain admissions and scholarships to the Berkley School of Architecture, the Pratt School of Architecture, the Fashion Institute of Design, Parson School of Design, Moore College of Art & Design, the Art Institute of Philadelphia, New York’s SVA, Maryland’s MICA, Georgia’s SCAD, and Rhode Island’s RISDI. In addition to gaining coveted admissions, our practitioners also often win top scholarships.

Our students have also used our P³ to apply to top pre-college programs at FIT, RISDI and Pratt; all gained full admission.

The prospective teen student must sustain a 4.0 grade point average, and enter the P³ at age 14, or no later than the first year of high school. He or she then enrolls in our two-hr/wk program, all offered at highly competitive rates, as posted online. No other fees apply.

Visit our website’s P³ pages for other eligibility requirements, and then call for a free, 1-hr conversation with our staff. Your youngster is also welcomed to take a free, one-hr studio class with us, by separate appointment.

The P³ is operated by A.E. Soto-Canino, Princeton University Class of ’85, award-winning writer, award-winning artist, and Director, Chief instructor and Chief Safety Officer of the AAHP.

* Please determine, in advance, whether the science or engineering programs of interest to your teen indeed accept supporting materials, such as portfolios. Many do. A few do not. Most recently, we helped our students gain admissions to engineering programs at Rutgers University, Columbia University, and Carnegie Mellon University.

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College admission news from current P3 members

(As of February 13, 2018)

  1. Lauren Zatsko: Cornell for math early decision only (admitted and accepted)

  2. Arthi Vaidyanathan: Duke for biology global health early decision only (admitted and accepted)

  3. Dhwani Sikri: Pratt (animation), SCAD, and Ringling School of Art and Design (pending)

  4. Karine Lozewski: Pratt; SVA; Lesley University; SCAD, Ringling School of Art and Design; University of the Arts, Philly (admitted to all; accepted Pratt)

  5. Sachi Segan: SUNY Syracuse School of Environmental Studies and Forestry (admitted and accepted)

  6. Alina Gorbunova: Rutgers University School of Engineering (admitted with honors and accepted)

  7. Rosemary Lupovich: Rutgers University (pending)

  8. Maya Krishna: Accepted at 9 out of 12 schools. Chose Temple for graphic design and marketing.