To become a member, any student nominated by an educator has to officially accept the nomination. When a student is nominated be an educator, a Student Biography form is mailed to the student. To accept the nomination, the parent must sign the form giving permission, and the student must return the form to the USAA. Inclusion in the USAA and the Yearbook is guaranteed after the Student Biography form is received.
Teachers, coaches, administrative staff, and community leaders who receive an invitation from the United States Achievement Academy Scholarship Foundation are authorized to nominate worthy students for membership.