AIM Academy Highlights

  • Commitment to excellence accounts for AIM’s dramatic enrollment growth from 24 to 280 students in just eight years in grades 1-12 . Full enrollment of 300-325 is projected in two to three years. 
     
  • AIM was named a 21st Century Skills Exemplar School (the only school in Pennsylvania). This prestigious honor is from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, a national organization that serves as a catalyst to position 21st century readiness at the center of US education by building collaborative partnerships among education, business, and community and government leaders.
     
  • AIM’s Four Threads for the Future have been developed with AIM’s student strengths in mind:
    • Entrepreneurship Thread
    • Science and Engineering Thread
    • Arts and Design Thread
    • Global Sustainability Thread
       
  • Beginning in 2014-15 AIM is partnered with Disney Youth Educational Series which offers guided field studies in Applied Sciences, Environmental Studies, Leadership Development and Liberal Arts.
     
  • AIM science teacher joined a national STEAM working group in Washington DC known as the Innovation Collaborative: Bridging the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities. The group is focused on the importance of the arts/science intersection in formal and informal education. The group is comprised of members from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the National Art Education Association (NAEA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH),Make Magazine, Drexel University and many more. AIM teacher was the only educator asked to participate.
     
  • 61,000 sq.ft. facility now includes the Innovation Wing complete with fully-equipped Physics Lab, Robotics Lab as well as Chemistry, Biology and Technology Labs and Innovation/Maker Lab.
     
  • AIM Academy students selected to present at TEDxSoleburySchool, featuring students who share their passions and ideas regarding key components of change and innovation.  These AIM students were also selected to help present the Pinnacle Award at the International Dyslexia Conference in San Diego, CA to Cameron Herold.
     
  • Pat Roberts, Nancy Blair and Nancy Hennessy invited to the 14th Annual Dyslexia Foundation, Extraordinary Brain Symposium hosted in Portugal.  Researchers from around the globe, including representatives from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Harvard, Tufts, Yale, Vanderbilt and Arizona State, assembled with the purpose of mapping out a realistic, actionable five-year plan for reading intervention.
     
  • AIM is the only school to achieve recognition from all of the top research-based programs including Wilson Reading System by Barbara Wilson, LETRS by Louisa Moats and RAVE-O by Maryanne Wolf.
     
  • AIM Faculty receive 1500 hours of professional development annually with all educators certified in special education, content area of specialty or reading specialist.
     
  • AIM faculty members delivered presentations at the 2014 International Society for Technology in Education Conference. Topics included Delete Dyslexia: technology tools that support children with language based learning differences; and Merging Digital Media in the Social Studies Classroom.
     
  • AIM Faculty routinely present at international and national conferences including IDA, ISTE, LDA, NAIS and others. AIM Faculty presented at a highlighted session on Blended Learning Model for Enrichment, Intervention and College Readiness at 2014 NAIS conference.
     
  • Research Advisory Board established including world renowned researchers Ken Pugh, Ph.D., Louisa Moats, Ed.D., Daniel Berch, Ph.D., Kate Cain, BSc. DPhil., and Steven Graham, Ed.D. and Barbara Wilson, M.Ed.
  • AIM joins Tri-County League Athletic Conference. Sports will include Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, Lacrosse
     
  • Maguire Scholars Program initiated in 2014-15 offering $6000 scholarships annually to three 9th grade students and renewable throughout their high school years.
     
  • State of the Art Dining Commons developed in conjunction with Marc Vetri Foundation expands with an exemplary effort to reduce our carbon footprint and promote global sustainability.

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