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Our Distance Learning Program

During the pandemic, we have reimagined Aim High. Same community, new format, unequivocal results.

Aim High at Home

When we can’t gather in person, it’s more important than ever to keep our community strong. That’s where Aim High at Home comes in. Distance learning delivered with unmistakable Aim High magic, our five-week virtual program keeps students actively, joyfully learning and connected to their classmates and teachers all summer long.

Our plans are still taking shape for Summer 2021 (as of February 2021). We are committed to providing a high quality virtual learning program this summer. In addition, we are exploring ways to also provide in-person programming in accordance with local and state health and safety guidelines. Stay tuned!

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The AH@H Experience

Every day, Aim High at Home provides up to 4 hours of education and enrichment with a fun, thoughtful mix of live online classes and guided offline work. We keep our teacher-to-student ratios low (no more than 1:8) to foster relationship building and ensure every student gets the support they need.

Led by a diverse team of experienced Aim High educators, our virtual program consists of four parts:

Community and Connection:
Our inclusive community thrives in daily morning circles and end-of-week reflections. We also create safe, supportive spaces in our signature Issues and Choices class, where students address challenges of identity, peer pressure, bullying, and more.
Activities and Physical Challenges:
We challenge students to get active every day, focusing on their own wellbeing as they try new things and learn skills in non-academic settings. Our engaging activity mix includes dance, sports, yoga, art classes, and walking meditation.
Parent Engagement and Support:
Aim High keeps parents in the know with weekly bulletins detailing upcoming activities and tips for supporting their child’s learning. We also offer opportunities to engage with our community partners and attend educational workshops.

How to Apply

Aim High is designed for students in the greater Bay Area entering 6th – 9th grades who live in underserved communities, come from low-income households, or have limited access to summer enrichment. We expect admitted students to attend the full five-week Aim High program for up to four summers.