AIM Summer campers entering 2nd grade are joining in literacy research this summer as they improve their decoding, encoding and fluency skills. As a Wilson® Accredited Partner, AIM will share data results from its implementation of Wilson's new Fundations Ready to Rise™ Program with Wilson as they assess this new course an look for opportunities for improvement.
AIM in the News
Four Diamonds, the organization that supports fundraising for pediatric cancer research has selected AIM senior Ellie Chiaradonna as a member of the 2021-2022 Mini-THON Student Leadership Council. The Mini-THON Student Leadership Council provides feedback and shares ideas with the Four Diamonds staff throughout the school year to help improve the Mini-THON program. This role is given to students that excel in their local Mini-THON through leadership, fundraising and their commitment to community service.
The AIM Institute for Learning & Research is pleased to announce an important addition to the organization’s administrative team who will help advance literacy instruction and the Science of Reading among educators and administrators nationwide. Cindy Hadicke, a former teacher and principal, most recently served as an elementary education consultant to the Kansas State Department of Education. She assumes her role as AIM’s Director of Client Success and Implementation on July 12.
AIM Academy is excited to welcome Jason McGhee as our Director of Athletics and Student Life. McGhee brings more than 25 years of athletic and educational administrative experience to the Wolf Pack. McGhee’s primary focus will be continuing to strengthen and expand opportunities in athletics, the arts, and extracurricular activities and events for AIM students, families, faculty and staff that compliment the vision and mission of the school.
Researchers from Middle Tennessee State University's Center for Dyslexia examined and researched educator knowledge in both in-person and online training using AIM's Pathways to Proficient Reading course. The recently published article,Testing the impact of online training in areas of reading instruction on educator knowledge, showed that online PD training elevated educators’ knowledge.
Philadelphia's grade-level reading campaign - Read by 4th - recently wrote a blog post sharing the ways it is working with AIM, St. Joseph's University and Mastery Charter Schools to strengthen teacher training in the science of reading. Read the blog post here.
The construction of Sam's Place, which honors the memory of AIM alum Sam Ozer '20 and will be the home of AIM's new bike tech program, was highlighted by 6ABC news. The story shares how Sam's Place was created and highlights the design team from Trek Bikes during their visit to complete the interior of the new space. Watch Story.
In May 2021, AIM junior Jackson Studner competed in the Drexel University's Close School of Entrepreneurship's Rising Starters business competition and placed 3rd winning $1,000 for his Jcorp Tech business idea.