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Signature Aim High Activities: Student Favorites over the Years

“Aim High is not a summer school. It’s a summer experience,” says Maya Nieto, Aim High Class of 2005. She’s right. Though our 2,200 students spend their mornings engaged in rigorous academic coursework, afternoons are devoted to fun enrichment activities, most of which are not offered in your average school day. These afternoon activities are…

Aim High Students Take the Field at AT&T Park

Thanks to our generous community partner and supporter Bank of America, students and parents from our Mission District campus attended the Diamondbacks v. Giants game on July 10. Students took the field moments before starting pitch and proudly stood in front of 42 thousand spectators. They met Giants players, got autographs, took pictures, and had a truly amazing afternoon….

Aim High Campuses Compete for Pizza in the 30 Photo Challenge

Collecting photos from campuses is always a gargantuan task. Teachers are busy with students and grades, so photos aren’t their top priority, and sending a professional photographer to each campus is unrealistic. This year, as a means to encourage photo sharing with the Aim High Central Office, we introduced the 30 Photo Challenge. Campuses were tasked with capturing 30 quality photos throughout…