Aim High provides an excellent opportunity for professional development for new and experienced teachers. We encourage innovative curriculum and provide small class sizes. Courses include: Humanities, Science, Math, Issues & Choices, and a variety of co-curricular activities. The staff at each Aim High site consists of experienced master teachers as well as interns and teaching assistants. To foster a collaborative working environment, all faculty members are required to attend a week-long Faculty Institute in June the week before the students arrive and are provided support and coaching over the course of the summer.
We offer competitive salaries and the opportunity to learn and teach in a fun, motivated atmosphere with enthusiastic staff and students. In addition, Aim High offers teachers from public, private and parochial schools the chance to work alongside each other, learning from and teaching each other, while helping students engage with academic content and improve literacy and critical thinking skills.
- recruits and hires qualified master teachers who provide training and support for interns and teaching assistants.
- hires more than 400 teaching staff to ensure small classes and a teacher to student ratio of 1:8 in the classroom and a 1:4 ratio in the program.
- hires experienced professional teachers from public, parochial and independent schools.
- 54% of Teaching Interns and Teaching Assistants at legacy sites* are graduates of Aim High. (*Excludes sites founded in the last 4 years, whose grads are not yet old enough to teach.)
- 67% of the teaching staff are people of color.
- 52% of the teaching staff are bilingual.
- retains teaching staff for 2.5 years on average.
- 54% of teaching staff are teaching assistants and interns who are high school or college students.
- Site Directors commit to the program for a minimum of three years.
If you have taught at Aim High in the past or are currently a teacher in our summer program, please take a moment and make sure we have your correct contact information.