Upper School Program

Get an Early Edge on College and Hone Foundational Skills This Summer

High school students will build academic and executive functioning skills and college readiness in a hands-on learning environment featuring:

Grades 9 & 10: Morning instruction focused on honing foundational skills in reading, writing and math, specialized assistive technology instruction and afternoon featuring a different STEAM or sport workshop each week.

Grades 11 & 12: The Early Edge - ACT Test Prep an opportunity to prepare for the ACT exam in a small-group instructional setting designed to target each student's areas of need. Mornings Only.

Camp Dates:

July 1 - July 26, 2019

9 am - 4 pm - FULL DAY - $3,550

9 am - 12:30 pm - Mornings Only - $2,550



  • Discussion-based learning in reading, writing and math
  • Daily offerings in the arts, technology and engineering
  • Instruction in assistive technology for reading and writing.
  • Upper School students will engage in four incredible week-long afternoon experiences, gaining exposure to several hands-on, high-interest topics including a new entrepreneurship camp opportunity offered by faculty from Drexel University's Close School of Entrepreneurship.

EARLY EDGE (Entering Grades 11 & 12)

ACT Group Test Preparation an opportunity to prepare for the ACT exam in a small-group instructional setting designed to target each student's areas of need. A great primer for rising juniors for the fall practice ACT and AIM's six-week in-school ACT course as well as the official winter test sitting or for the final fall sitting for seniors. Also useful as advanced preparation for non AIM students preparing to work with an ACT test tutor during the school year.

Upper School Afternoon Workshops (entering grades 9-10)

Upper School students will engage in four incredible week-long experiences, gaining exposure to several hands-on, high-interest topics.

*Upper School summer students also have an exciting opportunity to participate in an entrepreneurship workshop taught by Drexel University faculty right here on AIM’s campus! This workshop is offered during Week 3 (July 15-19). Please note this program requires an additional fee.

2019 Afternoon Workshops

Summer S.T.E.A.M. - S.T.E.A.M. full speed ahead with summer as you challenge your engineering skills with height breaking records and by capturing the hottest of summer temperatures.  Can your structure hold up to the pressure, tension or follow the right path? Put your skills to the test as we S.T.E.A.M away for a week.

What Is So Funny? - Can you imagine an entire week focused on what is funny? We will explore the art of puns, gags, comedy sketches, stand up, bits, cartoons, funny commercials, movies, and anything else that makes people laugh. In the process, we will learn how to create a funny premise, create visual puns, and funny characters, and look at how our society uses humor to reach an audience, sell a product, or tell a story.

Fitness and Nutrition - This program focuses on teaching and implementing healthy lifestyle choices in personal fitness and nutrition. Students will explore safe practices in strength and fitness, as well as smart choices in food selection and preparation. Hands-on experience will be combined with personal coaching to make this program applicable to any student, regardless of athletic experience.

Film Workshop - This week-long workshop looks at how the art of film can be used to study historical events.  Throughout the week, we will watch and discuss various films, analyzing which films are true to history and which belong in the fantasy realm.

AIM Summer Entrepreneurship Experience with Drexel University (July 15 - 19) - This workshop, taught by Drexel University Close School of Entrepreneurship faculty, introduces students to lifelong entrepreneurial skills and mindset, immerses students in a social entrepreneurial project, explores the intersection of the natural environment and entrepreneurship, and interacts with local social entrepreneurs.

Please note that this workshop runs from 12:30 - 4:00 pm and requires an additional fee of $150 for students enrolled in AIM’s full day summer program. To participate, please register at AIM Summer Entrepreneurship Experience.