AIM Upper School students learned about the dangers of distracted driving from End Distracted Driving founder Joel Feldman whose daughter Casey was killed by a distracted driver. Honored that they could help share this important message in the story on PHL17.
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AIM Academy is excited to announce that this year's commencement speaker for our June 7th Graduation will be Daniel Joseph, a Principle Special Effects and Illusion Designer at Walt Disney Imagineering. Since our first Commencement in 2012 we have been committed to having our seniors final "lesson" be from an individual who, like our graduates, has a learning disability and understands acutely the grit and determination required to achieve remarkable outcomes. We look forward to Daniel sending our 29 seniors into the world at graduation wit his remarks and hope that you will join us on Friday, June 7.
Faculty, students, families and friends gathered for AIM Academy’s seventh Upper School commencement exercises on Friday, June 1 as members of the Class of 2018, the largest senior class in the school’s 12-year history, received their diplomas.
Marcus Soutra, president of the national student mentoring organization Eye to Eye delivered the school’s commencement address sharing a mentoring moment with the audience that focused on embracing learning differences and why he dedicated himself to creating an organization designed to “unlock greatness in the 1 in 5 who learn differently.”
AIM Upper and Middle School students turned the training room into a workshop Tuesday, May 15 constructing simple solar lanterns out of recycled cans, plastic bottles and simple circuit boards. This AIM Center for Global Leadership service project was part of the school's recognition of the International Day of Light.
AIM junior Skylar C. '19 had not written any monologues before last fall's Drama class with Maryanne Yoshida. The opportunity to work directly with playwrights in class, thanks to a grant from Philadelphia Young Playwrights, helped Skylar craft several monologues that she entered in this year's high school monologue competition hosted by Philly Young Playwrights.
One of her pieces, her personal favorite and the one she spent the most time working on, was recently selected as a 1st place winner is being performed this week by a professional actor as part of the Mouthful Monologue Festival at the Drake Theater.
On Friday, December 1, AIM Academy Upper School students will learn about sustainable development and the simple ways they can provide marginalized communities worldwide with a brighter future as they build solar lights with the founder of the international non-profit organization Liter of Light. The visit to AIM is the only Philadelphia-area stop for Liter of Light members who are on a month-long road trip across the United States.