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.
Middle School News
This week our 7th grade students have stepped back in time as they explore Colonial Williamsburg while our 8th graders have engaged in hands-on ecological studies in the Teton Mountains as they snowshoe, dig snow study pits and take journal notes outside in the snow at the Teton Science School.
Nine AIM 7th and 8th graders will spend five months learning about the culture, climate and important political topics in Nicaragua as part of the Student Diplomat/Jr. Model United Nations Program.
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.