Aim High’s vibrant community of dedicated and talented teachers are critical to the success of our program. Our comprehensive and robust model emphasizes project-based, standards-aligned learning; innovative practice; and a supportive environment where everyone is committed to providing exceptional summer learning experiences to under-resourced middle school students in Northern California.

Our Teachers

  • 70% Teachers of color
    Compared to the California average of 20%
  • 25% Aim High graduates
    Building a pipeline of dedicated teachers
  • 60% Are multilingual
    Reflecting our diverse classrooms
  • 8:1 Student to teacher ratio
    Compared to the California average of 24:1

Team Teaching

All Aim High classes are team-taught by experienced, professional teachers and their teaching assistants—talented high school and college students, many of whom are Aim High graduates. These teaching teams work in a creative, collaborative environment and are encouraged to use innovative teaching strategies to prepare and inspire our middle school students.

Small class sizes and a team-teaching model ensure that students receive the one-on-one support they need to strengthen fundamental skills. Simultaneously, this also provides Aim High alumni and other low-income students of color with meaningful job opportunities that inspires them to pursue careers in education.

It is possible to change the life of a student in just five weeks! Over the course of my six years with Aim High, I have witnessed many students go from hating school to loving it—and, in most cases, coming back to volunteer and eventually becoming teachers with Aim High. Teacher at Aim High

Diversity

Studies show that students of color perform better when taught by teachers of color. More than three-fourths of the Aim High corps are teachers of color, ensuring our students see themselves represented in the front of the classroom.

Benefits

All of our educators receive a competitive salary, 40 hours of professional development, collaborative planning time and a strong community of support from colleagues, site directors and instructional coaches.

Currently, Aim High employs 450 educators across 17 campuses with plans for continued growth.

Teach at Aim High This Summer

Academic Year Programing

We are committed to supporting the next generation of teachers and educational leaders, and inspiring young people from the communities we serve to be part of the solution. Our academic year programming offers personalized support for emerging educators who will contribute to sustaining a diverse, passionate cadre of Bay Area teachers. We invite you to explore our current programming opportunities.