Middle School News

Hands-On Academic Program Improves Attention Through Bicycling

With a school campus located directly along the Schuylkill River Trail, avid cyclists among its faculty, a mission that is rooted in research, and a population of diverse learners, AIM Academy was a perfect candidate to receive a Riding for Focus grant from the Specialized Foundation last year. Program Champion and AIM Academy Teacher Anne Rock recently completed AIM's first year introducing this new curriculum and helping Middle Schoolers discover the joy of riding. The student's experience was chronicled in a brief video created by Middle School Media Arts students.

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AIM Academy Science Teacher Named Philadelphia Phillies Teacher All Star
AIM Academy Middle School Science Teacher Chrissy Mellon has been selected by the Philadelphia Phillies as one of their Top 10 Teacher All Stars for 2017. Mellon, who was nominated by an AIM parent, will be honored along with nine other Teacher All Stars in a pre-game ceremony prior to the Friday, May 5 Teacher Appreciation Night game. The nomination letter written by the parent of one of Mellon's current students highlights the focus and education the teacher herself undertook to find the best way to connect with a child with a specific hurdle that impeded being able to learn: "Chrissy Mellon embodies AIM Academy's vision - innovative teaching driven by fearless dedication in the teacher."
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MS Start Up Businesses Flourishing at AIM

In addition to creating fearless learners, AIM is excited to foster even more business innovators adding Middle School entrepreneurship classes to our already successful Upper School Start Up program. Fifteen Middle Schoolers are in the early stages of launching their new businesses under the guidance of Start Up teacher PJ Raduta. In addition to learning about identifying and solving problems, business financials and sales pitches, the Middle School students were able to learn from an actual entrepreneur, AIM 2015 graduate Tyler Korman.

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