The Summer 2020 application is now closed.

Due to the current health crisis, the Summer 2020 application is now closed.
Aim High is excited to offer a distance learning program this summer for our middle school students in grades six through nine beginning June 22.

Aim High at Home is designed to build community and connection (even while physically apart). Just as we have for the last 35 years, our virtual program will make learning fun and create a safe space for students to make new friends and try new things. The Aim High at Home program dates will be June 22 – July 24.

Each week of the program, students will participate in STEM projects, virtual book clubs and our signature Issues & Choices class which explores the issues important to middle school students. Students will be challenged everyday to get active, learn in non-academic settings, and use wellness tools like journals and breathing exercises. Activities may include dance challenges, sports challenges, art classes and walking meditation, among many others.

The need for Aim High (in person, we hope!) will be at historic highs in the summer of 2021. Our teaching applications for 2021 will be live this December. Please check back.

Aim High has minted and molded me as an educator. I found a new form of patience that I didn’t know existed in me, and my faith in young people has multiplied ten fold. The resilience, strength, sensitivity, and intelligence that my students demonstrate gives me hope for a better world.Gabe, Aim High teacher

Collaborative Team Teaching

Aim High offers teachers from public, private and parochial schools the chance to work alongside each other, learning from and teaching each other. Our unique approach to team teaching in our classrooms creates a truly collaborative environment that hones teachers’ craft while improving student outcomes.

Innovation Encouraged

We encourage our teachers to make learning joyful by introducing new ways of understanding and engaging with the curriculum. While all of our classes provide the chance to innovate, our approach to project-based learning, social and emotional development, and environmental education specifically let teachers tailor their instruction to meet students’ needs and create memorable learning experiences.

Small Classes for Maximum Impact

Our student to teacher ratio is 8:1 with an average of 16 students and two teachers per class.  This lets us practice a personalized approach to teaching and provide one-on-one support in our classrooms.

Professional Development

If you’d like to learn more about education or want to master your craft, consider teaching at an Aim High campus.  We take care of our faculty and invest in them with valuable opportunities to develop further as educators. All Aim High educators receive one week of training before the five-week summer program—a practice-to-implementation ratio unheard of in public education. You’ll also receive coaching throughout the summer.