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.
As you consider your child's education plans for next year, know that benefiting from AIM Academy's evidence-based, arts-focused, college-prep curriculum for children with learning differences may be just a van ride away from New Jersey, Buck County, Blue Bell and West Chester.
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.
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.
We've enjoyed watching literacy research in action this week as AIM Research Advisory Board member Dr. Don Compton of the Florida Center for Reading Research and six other researchers with the Variable Vowel Collaborative have begun work on another research study using AIM students.
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.
AIM Academy, an independent school for children with language-based learning differences, is pleased to announce the purchase of the school's historic school building and surrounding properties at 1200 River Road along the Schuylkill River in Conshohocken from the Buccini-Pollin Group.
AIM Academy's Occupational Therapy/Speech team worked with all 1st and 2nd grade students from October to January to students engage them in activities to improve language skills, self awareness, and regulation of attention and emotion. Strategies from The Zones of Regulation program were presented and practiced. The Zones of Regulation helps students categorize their feelings and levels of alertness by using four "zones."
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.
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.