Reach for a Dream

Aim High closes the opportunity gap for under-resourced middle school youth by providing them with a free summer learning program. Summers at Aim High are rigorous, enriching and joyful. Students come back again and again, with many of our graduates returning to teach at Aim High.

After 28 summers of service to the community, we are the Bay Area’s leading and largest provider of summer learning opportunities for middle school students.

Learn more about Aim High sites, the Aim High summer program and the Aim High Environmental Homes.

Hear from an Aim High graduate, Oscar!

Oscar has been involved with Aim High for years, both as a student and as a teaching intern. Now he’s off to UC Santa Cruz. Learn more about how our program helped him thrive by watching his story below.

Give the Gift of Opportunity

This holiday season, give middle school students with limited resources — but unlimited potential — the gift of a life-changing summer. Transform a future by giving today.

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Recent Awards & Recognitions

2013 Award for Excellence in Collaboration

Aim High is the proud recipient of the 2013 Award for Excellence in Collaboration from the National Partnership for Educational Access. This award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated successful and positive results in forming, cultivating and implementing a collaboration that serves to increase the educational opportunities for underrepresented students. Learn more about the awards and about NPEA here.


2014 Generations Gala

Thank you to all our sponsors for making the 2014 Aim High Generations Gala a huge success. We raised $800,000 thanks to all your generous support. Click here to view the list of our sponsors.

2015 Summer Program

Program Dates:
San Francisco and South Bay/Peninsula
(June 22 - July 24)
Oakland, Marin and Tahoe/Truckee
(June 29 – July 31)
For Returning Students
ACCEPTED students who have received an Accept letter in the mail with login details can click here to confirm your admission & complete your forms for your first summer of Aim High.

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RETURNING students who completed the 5-week program last year will receive a letter in the mail after March 1st. The letter contains login information to access the renewal system below.

For New Student Applicants
NEW students can click the button below to apply to attend Aim High in the summer.

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For Teachers and Volunteers
NEW to Aim High? At this time, there are only a few positions open for summer 2015.

Possible openings for lead teachers:
  • San Francisco, South Bay/Peninsula: Math and Science
  • Oakland: Science
  • Marin: Math and Humanities
We also have 3 to 4 Teaching Assistant/Intern positions available in South Bay/Peninsula. All other positions have been filled.

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