On January 12, 2018, AIM Academy 5th graders traveled to Ziegler Elementary School in northeast Philadelphia to read with students and share "at-home book packs" with them as part of their MLK Day of Service project.
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AIM Academy 5th grade students traveled to Ziegler Elementary School in northeast Philadelphia on January 12th to read books to students in Kindergarten – 2nd grade and deliver “at home book packages” featuring favorite titles donated by AIM’s 1st – 5th grade Lower School students. The book delivery and school visit were the culmination of the students’ service project in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
On December 27th, 2017 AIM Academy received welcome news that will help provide our students innovative opportunities to learn and grow in the future. For the third time in our 12-year history, AIM has been awarded a RACP grant by the State of Pennsylvania! This $500,000 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant will support a build-out space on the campus "dedicated to the design, construction, implementation of the AIM Careers for the Future High School and Collaborative."
AIM 6th grader Sammy K., 11, has been busy juggling class and homework with rehearsals in Philadelphia for the past few months as she prepared for her role as the orphan Duffy in the Walnut Street Theatre's holiday production of the musical Annie. Sammy, who also is the understudy for the red-headed lead, began her Walnut Street performances in mid-November and can be seen onstage during weeknight performances through early January.
AIM Academy 5th grade students traveled to Ziegler Elementary School in northeast Philadelphia on January 12th to read books to students in Kindergarten – 2nd grade and deliver "at home book packages" featuring favorite titles donated by AIM's 1st – 5th grade Lower School students. The book delivery and school visit were the culmination of the students' service project in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
When AIM was asked to participate in New Profit's Reimagine Learning convening in Boston last month, introducing leaders in innovative education to the hands-on, arts-based world of Interactive Humanities was a natural choice for the event's Live Learning Environment sessions.
Visitors to Chestnut Hill's popular Harry Potter Festival on October 21st enjoyed a day of all things wizardry and magic including a magnificent performance by AIM 8th grade magician, The Amazing Jackson.
AIM's Mountain Bike Team has started its inaugural season off with a packed schedule of practices and meets as part of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic High School League bike racing season. At the season opener in Elkton, Maryland on September 10th, 10 of the nearly 400 student-athlete riders lining up at the start were Upper Schoolers.
Two AIM alumni have already inspired AIM 4th graders to make their learning difference a competitive advantage. When the 4th graders watched short TEDx talks featuring students of different ages whose ideas had made the world, or their community a better place. they were amazed to see AIM classrooms in the final video. The TEDx Solebury School video, Difficulty to Success, features Sophia Gross '16 and Andrew Rosenstein '17 sharing the story of their business Opportunity Rise which raises money and awareness for children with learning differences and their experience in Start-Up Corps, AIM's entrepreneurship class.