Aim High Students March For Affordable Housing

Aim High students and teachers crossed the intersection of Guerrero and 18th Street amidst honking horns and cheering pedestrians. “Together we can!” students chanted, “Together we will!” This summer, our Mission campus organized a march around the neighborhood to protest rising housing prices that have displaced hundreds of families throughout the Bay Area. The march…

Aim High Students Impress the San Francisco Public Library

Aim High teachers are serious about reading. One site’s first field trip of the summer was to multiple public library branches around the city. Students toured the facilities, applied for library cards, and checked out books. After visiting the Excelsior Branch, the librarian quickly emailed the Site Directors, praising our students: These students, along with…

Middle School Students Are Natural Lyricists

Students and teachers broke into verse during our Visiting Day at Garfield Community School last week. As part of the afternoon activity Beats and Rhymes, students wrote and composed a rap expressing their love of Aim High and the great things they experience. Their teacher, Ariel Estébez, spends her school  year as a traveling music…

Aim High Students Raise Worms, Grow Plants, and Discover the Art of the Sandwich

Personal enrichment is a central component of Aim High. Inspiring a love of learning and encouraging exploration is woven into every aspect of our summer program, and nothing demonstrates this more than afternoon activities. After morning classes and lunch, students participate in enrichment  activities until the day ends at 3pm. Activities are organized and led…

Students and Families Prepare for Life Beyond Aim High

As our program heads into its final weeks, teachers are preparing our students and their families for the transitions they will face in the upcoming school year. Moving onto middle school, choosing a high school, and beginning to prepare for college can be stressful, and Futures Night is one way teachers are helping families and…

Celebrating those who come back year after year

All Campus Day is an opportunity for our teachers to collaborate, connect, and create great lessons for our students. But it’s also a chance to honor those teachers who keep coming back to Aim High year after year. This year, we honored 52 teachers who have been with Aim High for six or more years….

Aim High’s 30th Summer Kicks Off at All Campus Day

For the past few months, Aim High has been gearing up for a fantastic summer. From recruiting students to hiring energetic teachers, every step is an essential part of the preparation process. The final step is uniting our teachers at All Campus Day to train and inspire our staff before they head off to their respective…

Being 12 Years Old is Hard. But Aim High Makes it Much Easier.

Every summer, magic unfolds in just 5 weeks and encircles our middle school children. Aim High staff work countless hours to create a safe, engaging, and welcoming home for each student. Not only do we appreciate our children for the awkward and curious 12 year olds that many of them are, but we look at what opportunities and support they may never have during the regular school year, and strategize as to how we can provide it.

Meet a Few of the 440 Teachers Who Make Aim High Unique

With Preview Week in full swing, the Aim High central office is buzzing with excited teachers. The four teachers below will join more than 440 others this summer to create fun, engaging learning communities across 15 campuses.  Come see Charlie, Melanie, Samantha, and Dimitri in action this summer at one of our Visiting Days.  What’s something…

Preview Week Gets Teachers into the Aim High ‘Groove’

You know summer is around the corner when when Aim High’s Preview Week begins. Preview Week is a series of professional development workshops offered to all Aim High teachers. Through these trainings, teachers prepare for the summer and adjust to the Aim High culture, which differs from a typical school environment. “Working with people who are involved…