Upper School News

AIM Students Win Film Festival Awards

AIM Academy Upper School students were winners at the recent awards ceremony for the Greenfield Youth Film Festival on April 27th. The 9-year-old film festival is a forum for young filmmakers from the metropolitan Philadelphia region to collaborate, create and showcase their work while expressing their creativity through film.

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AIM Student Monologue Featured In 2017 Young Voices Monologue Festival

A monologue crafted in AIM Academy's Improv Drama class by AIM junior Liam Feeney '18 is being performed on stage by a professional actor this week during the Philadelphia Young Playwrights 2017 Young Voices Monologue Festival at the Drake Theatre. Liam was one of just 18 Philadelphia-area students whose creative monologues were chosen from almost 450 submissions to be performed by actors during the festival.

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Class of 2017 Mulls College Acceptances

The Class of 2017 is enjoying their final AIM Academy Spring Break mulling over college acceptances and considering their next steps after AIM.The AIM College Counseling team has been working hard to guide students in finding their best-fit college choice over the past 6 plus months. With the ultimate goal of college graduation for all AIM graduates, our work is also highly individualized.

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AIM Adopts On-Campus Facility Dog

AIM Academy students will soon welcome a four-legged companion into their midst. Kelly, a black lab-mix from local service dog organization Paws and Affection, will become the school's first on-campus facility dog. She will assist in easing anxiety, aid in practicing mindfulness, help students complete tasks in speech and occupational therapy sessions, provide motivation in learning, and even help bolster confidence in reluctant readers.

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Preparing Your High Schooler for Midterms

If there is a high school student living in your home, chances are they are currently planning for, preparing for or studying for midterm exams. As 7th-12th graders at AIM Academy prepare for next week's midterms, Head of Upper School Chris Herman shared with parents expert recommendations for preparing for the tests. The advice he compiled includes important study tips and age-old advice that teens often struggle to adhere to - get sleep and eat well.

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