July 6 - July 31, 2020
9 am - 12:30 pm - $2550
The AIM Summer Enrichment Program is a four-week online program which offers AIM students as well as students from public, private and charter schools the opportunity to reinforce and strengthen essential skills in reading, writing, comprehension and math in grades 1-12.
Specialized small-group instruction by AIM’s highly skilled faculty in a real-time online setting focuses on each student’s area of need. Students learn online with interactive projects that build confidence, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
This online summer enrichment opportunity is also perfect for students who do not attend AIM or might be away from the Philadelphia area in the summer and given the switch to remote learning in schools this Spring could benefit from academic recovery work over the summer to be ready for the next grade.
Explore the Globe - Elementary School-aged students circle the globe and interlace exploration of various world regions into essential skills instruction (reading comprehension, writing and math).
AIM's highly qualified staff provides a dynamic learning experience integrating research-based teaching methods with fun and creative activities designed to increase the acquisition and development of reading and math skills and decrease summer learning loss.
Be a Super Hero! - Middle School students will reinforce reading, writing and math skills as we weave real-life and fantasy-inspired heroes into programs. Students will also have rotating electives with STEAM and Arts-based projects.
Seminar-Based Course and ACT Prep Options - Our online options for high schoolers include ACT Test prep for rising 11th and 12th graders or a multi-disciplinary seminar for rising 9th-12th graders. Moving from Seed to Farm to Market to Table includes virtual field trips and guest speakers exploring the Science, History, and Culture of Food in our area. Additional one-hour daily Math Maintenance is also available.
- We will hold all of our morning programs online on the same dates (July 6-31) and during the same hours (9:00-12:30 ET) as planned. Just as they would on campus, breaks will be built into each student’s schedule.
We know that students (and families) are craving social interaction, as well as academic support, so we are adding several opportunities for each age-group to participate in afternoon social activities and events such as virtual cooking classes, online party games, group workouts, etc. These events will be included as part of camp enrollment, and students can opt in to as many or as few as they like. More details to come!
We have moved the due date for final payment to June 1 for all families. We have also made June 1 our new withdrawal date. If you know you will be withdrawing before this date, however, please let us know so we can have up-to-date information as we plan.
Tech Requirements: An Internet-connected device and a quiet space to work are required to participate in our online program. For Middle and Upper school students, a computer (rather than a tablet) is preferred. Lower School students may use tablets or computers. AIM students may keep technology that was provided during the school year to use for the summer program.
Our teachers do the teaching! While our younger students may need some adult support to set up, settle in, and troubleshoot as needed, parents can leave the academics to us!
Erin DeVault, M.S., CCC-SLP
Director of Summer Programs
With a background in Speech-Language Pathology, specializing in language and literacy, Erin has been a part of the AIM team for 10 years. She is focused on developing programs that blend academic practice, hands-on learning, and a wide range of high-interest topics. When not planning summer programs and running AIM’s Integrated Services Team, Erin enjoys spending time with her toddler and soon-to-be kindergartener!
Devon Lavery, M.S.
Lower School Summer Coordinator
Devon is excited to be back as AIM’s Lower School Summer Coordinator! As an AIM Lower School teacher, Devon has been at the forefront of our school’s amazing transition to online instruction this spring. The Summer Program is one of Devon’s favorite times of the year, and she is ready to take our Lower Schoolers AROUND THE WORLD this summer as each grade explores a different region of the globe.
Brian Zimmerman, Ed.M.
Middle School Summer Coordinator
This is Brian’s second year as Middle School Summer Coordinator. He is a Teach For America alumnus and has been an ELA instructor at AIM for the past 5 years - teaching the Summer Enrichment program for all of them! Brian is SUPER excited by our HERO theme this summer and can’t wait to spread his enthusiasm for both fantasy-inspired and real-life heroes and heroines!