AIM offers a college preparatory curriculum that challenges and supports each student. Critical thinking skills, mastery of basic knowledge and social awareness skills are combined to create an environment in which children can focus on intellectual and personal achievement. AIM Academy follows the Lab School of Washington approach to teaching children with learning disabilities.
Individualized instruction is a cornerstone of the AIM's program. Each student receives an individualized teaching plan in reading, math, writing, spelling and computer instruction. While a 6:1 student to teacher ratio ensures that all students will receive personal attention, many students at AIM will also take part in individualized or smaller tutorial sessions to help them maximize their learning potential. Related services, such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and intensive tutoring in reading are also available.
The Arts (drawing, painting, three-dimensional design, wood working, music, dance, and theater) provide opportunities for students to learn through all of their senses, and to demonstrate mastery of learning in alternate ways. The Academic Club Methodology™ provides students in the elementary and middle school years with a total immersion experience in the study of history and culture.
"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our AIM too high and falling short; but in setting our AIM too low, and achieving our mark."