Aim High welcomes applications from all St. Louis area Achiever candidates!
Admissions preference is given to students attending partner districts and those areas are where transportation routes are focused: St. Louis Public Schools, Normandy Collaborative and Ritenour School District.
Fifth grade students attending partner schools in our partner districts are first recommended by their principal, counselor or 5th grade teacher, and are invited to attend an information session held at the school. Parents are encouraged to attend the presentation as well.
Students and their parent/primary caregivers are expected to complete a New Student Application found below. It is important that the student carefully and thoughtfully complete their portions of the application. Parents are encouraged to support their effort in putting together a thoughtful application reviewing and making suggestions and are required to limit their work to the parent sections only.
A Student Nomination Form completed by their primary teacher, principal or counselor supplements the student application. THE MOST RECENT GRADE REPORT MUST ALSO BE SUBMITTED. All three documents are required components of the application. If a student has an IEP, we request a copy of the pages that discuss diagnosis and accommodations.
Submission of applications should be coordinated by the liaison at the student’s school, but may be submitted independently. Applications are typically due before Spring Break commences each year.
Applicants from other schools and districts:
Students who are interested in becoming an Aim High Achiever are welcome to submit an application for consideration. All students follow the same requirements as described above, submitting the application, teacher nomination form and recent grade report. The difference is that no information session is held at their school and so students complete and submit applications independently. All applications from this group of candidates are considered as they are received – first come, first considered. Those students who meet eligibility requirements and whose complete application is received before April will receive consideration for acceptance to the program. It should also be noted that students in this category must either be able to utilize our existing transportation locations or make their own arrangements for transportation to and from the program each day. Bus routes heavily emphasize schools in partner district areas.
All students are encouraged to submit their complete application packages as early as possible in the winter of the program year. Applications are typically available on this site by mid-January and applications are considered in the order received.
Qualified students whose applications are received after admissions decisions in April will be placed on a waiting list. Aim High will admit students on the waiting list as spaces become available, often in the week after the start of the program. Students from partner districts will be admitted from the waitlist ahead of students from other schools and districts.
- January– Student recruitment begins and continues through Spring Break in March
- FIRST ROUND DEADLINE: March 31st
- FINAL DEADLINE: April 13th
- May 1st– Letters of Acceptance mailed to families
- Early May – New Family Orientation Brunch/Lunch at school site where students will attend
- May 20th – All Aim High Picnic in Tower Grove Park
- Aim High starts June 15, 2018!
- New Student Application-English
- Student Nomination Form-English
- Returning Student Contact Form
- Por favor imprimir todos los documentos.