AIM's program is designed for those whose struggles in school stem from language-based learning disabilities/differences as diagnosed through a psycho educational evaluation. These disabilities / differences may include:
- Auditory Process
- ADD/ADHD in combination with a language-based learning difference
AIM's curriculum is based on the program that Sally L. Smith founded at The Lab School of Washington. This innovative program is designed to meet the needs of the learning disabled child via innovative and rigorous teaching methods which emphasizes the arts and hands-on experiential learning techniques that incorporates both one-to-one instruction and small group experiences. Candidates must be able to function within small group classes.
AIM's admission process is described below:
- For parents who are not familiar with AIM Academy and the learning profile of the students that attend our program, it is highly recommended that you register and attend our next Open House.
- Before applying please complete our Online Inquiry Form.
- To be considered for admission, a complete application packet must be received. We request that you do not fax documents due to the sensitive nature of the material and because fax copies are often unreadable. Please keep originals in your files; any materials submitted to AIM Academy become part of our confidential files.
- A complete packet consists of:
- The online Application, non-refundable application fee of $100 and an uploaded photo of the student
- A comprehensive Psychoeducational Evaluation (within the past 2 years)
- A signed Release of Report Card and Transcript Form
- A copy of the most recent report card
- Teacher Evaluation Form to be completed by the child's teacher and/or tutor and mailed directly to AIM by teacher/tutor
- Individualized Education Plan (IEP), if available
- Speech/Language Evaluation and/or Occupational Therapy Evaluation (if applicable)
- The Admissions Committee will review an application only when a complete packet has been submitted. If it is deemed that AIM can meet the needs of the child, the applicant and his/her parents will be invited for a visit.
- After the visit, The Admissions Committee will again review the student's application file. Decision letters and enrollment contracts are mailed in February for students applying for the following school year. In addition, a student may be offered a contract after completion of AIM's summer program if space is available. Please contact the admissions office regarding the availability of space in your child's grade for the current year.
AIM's program is not appropriate for students whose difficult learning is a result of:
- a visual, hearing, or motor impairment
- mental retardation
- emotional disturbance
- autism spectrum disorders
- environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantage
AIM Academy encourages applications from and admits students of any racial, ethnic or religious background. Its programs and policies are applied with equal consideration to all its applicants and students.