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Aim High Summer 2024

Aim High is designed for current 5th – 8th middle school students who have limited access to summer enrichment. Our no-cost summer program ignites a love of learning and prepares students for success in middle school, high school, and beyond.

Student Applications Are Now Open!

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Call: 415-551-2301 | Email: admissions@aimhigh.org

Summer 2024 Dates


June 10 – July 12

San Francisco (Excelsior, North Beach/Chinatown):

June 17 – July 19

San Francisco (Bayview/Portola, Haight/Western Addition, Ingleside, Mission); San Pablo; North Bay; East Palo Alto:

June 24 – July 26

Tahoe – Truckee:

July 8 – August 9

About the Program

Aim High students will participate in an exciting in-person program where students feel confident and safe to be themselves. Our five-week program keeps students active, learning and connected to their classmates and teachers all summer long. Students will try new things, attend field trips, learn about college planning and have fun.

Academics: STEM, Humanities, and Issues & Choices

Throughout the summer students build literacy, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills with STEAM challenges and Humanities. They also develop college and career awareness, researching their options and setting goals for the future.

Community and Connection

Our inclusive community thrives in daily morning circles and weekly assemblies where students and educators play games and team challenges. We create safe, supportive spaces in our signature Issues and Choices class, where students address challenges of identity, peer pressure, bullying and more.

Activities and Field Trips

We challenge students to get active every day, focusing on their own well-being 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. Students can participate in activities with community partners which in the past had been Women’s Audio Mission, Camp EdMo and A.C.T. Every Friday students will attend field trips to museums, parks and outdoor sports.

“Programs like Aim High are important. These programs help students develop interests in the different subjects they are being taught during the school year.”

– Aim High Parent

Aim High Learning Experience & Content Overview

Aim High places great emphasis on providing transformative learning experiences to all students through the Aim High Learning Experience, which is based on our CORE Values. This approach fosters critical thinking and collaboration skills, enabling students to become lifelong learners.

Download: The Aim High Learning Experience

Our Content Overview describes the topics and lessons that form Aim High’s curriculum.

Download: Content Overview

Students love Aim High because they make new friends! prepare for high school! try new experiences! learn in a fun environment!

Returning Student
Welcome back to your summer home. Re-enrollment opens in mid-February and will contact you when it’s time to re-enroll. We can’t wait to see you this summer!

Haight/Western Addition





Chinatown/North Beach







Lake Merritt

East Oakland


West Oakland

San Pablo


San Jose


East Palo Alto/ Redwood City


San Rafael





Tahoe / Truckee