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Results from 2012 surveys of students, teachers, families and graduates indicate that students benefit from attending Aim High in five critical areas.
Students have a positive attitude toward learning.
- 98% say that they feel more confident about next year’s school work.
- 98% report that Aim High helped them become more excited about learning new things.
- 94% of parents say that their students are excited about learning at Aim High.
Students are confident, motivated and engaged in school and have strong learning skills.
- 95% of students report improvement in math, science, reading and writing.
- 99% of parents report that their students are better prepared to learn because of Aim High.
- Over the course of 5 weeks, Aim High students increased their math assessment scores by 14.5%.
Students feel a sense of community belonging and healthy, valued relationships with peers & adults.
- 99% of students say they feel safe at Aim High
- 99% of students report that they made a new friend who really cares about them.
- 99% say that they have an Aim High teacher who really cares about them
Students make a successful transition to high school and graduate on time.
(Aim High does not claim direct causality for on-time graduation, but instead looks to understand how the program contributed to that success).
Of the Aim High Class of 2007 who responded to a recent survey (39% response rate)** :
- 97% of Aim High alumni completed high school on time.
- 94% of Aim High alumni are enrolled in college.
- More than half of alumni credit Aim High with impacting their on-time graduation from high school.
* * We are currently collecting responses from our 2008 class (1st year in College) & our 2012 class (1st year in high school)
Aim High increases students’ understanding of the path to college.
- 97% of Aim High students say they can now imagine themselves as a successful college student.
- 94% learned about new careers that interested them.
- 97% of students say that Aim High helped them understand the relationship between high school and going to college.
Benefits for Teachers
Veteran and novice teachers at Aim High benefit from teaching in an environment that is collaborative, creative and highly supportive.
- 88% of teachers say that their site directors gave them valuable feedback about their teaching.
- 91% report that resources provided by Aim High helped them teach effectively.
- 93% say that Aim High has helped their personal and professional growth.
- Because of Aim High, 43% of TAs and Interns say that they are considering going into teaching.
Download our 2012 Fact Sheet.
Awards & Recognition
- Aim High was a 2012 recipient of the Community Leadership Award from The San Francisco Foundation, "for closing the achievement gap through programs that inspire a love of learning and a strong sense of community." Learn more here.
- The Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University selected Aim High as one of three 2008 recipients of the Excellence in Summer Learning Award. Learn more about the Center and the Award here.
- Bank of America awarded Aim High the highly competitive Neighborhood Builders Award. The award consisted of a $200,000 grant over two years and professional development opportunities for senior leadership. Learn more about the Award here.
- Philanthropedia surveyed Bay Area education leaders and philanthropists to determine the Bay Area's top education organizations. In 2010, Aim High ranked #7. Read why here.