The 4-year Aim High experience is intended to support a holistic learning experience for our middle school achievers, opening the doors to new people, new environments and new ideas. Most students are recruited and enter the program in the summer prior to their 6th grade year and continue with the program for all four of their middle school years, graduating as rising 9th graders. Students do not have to reapply each year, so long as attendance is consistent. Key program features:
- SUMMER: An intensive five-week, full-day summer school that includes a rigorous academic schedule, physical fun and personal enrichment opportunities. Click HERE for the upcoming session calendar.
- SCHOOL YEAR: Monthly sessions on Saturday mornings during the school year that include standardized test training, field trips, and other academic and cultural enrichment opportunities. Click HERE for the current Saturday Schedule.
- Transportation from designated partner schools to Aim High campuses and back.
- Nutritious snacks and meals provided each day.
Aim High serves students who have demonstrated academic potential, the majority of whom live in the most economically challenged areas of St. Louis. The median household income for the neighborhoods we serve ranges from $8,743 to $19,947. Aim High maintains partnerships with elementary schools in the Normandy, Ritenour, and St. Louis City school districts.
While academics are the cornerstone of what Aim High provides, our intent is to support the growth and development of the whole student. Enrichment services include:
- College and Career Fair
- Arts Assembly
- Guest Speakers
- Yearbook writing
- Physical fun sports
- College visits
- Field Trips
- Talent Show
- and so much more.