Follow us

Teach at Aim High Summer 2024!

As part of our teaching team, you’ll spend the summer empowering middle schoolers from low-income neighborhoods and teaching the way you love to teach—innovative curriculum, small classes, supportive community, and endless opportunities to inspire.

Summer 2024 Program Dates for Educators


June 03 – July 12

San Jose

June 08 – July 19

East Palo Alto

June 10 – July 12

Select SF sites

June 10 – July 19

Select SF Sites, San Pablo, North Bay

June 17 – July 26


June 24 – August 2

Elevate Your Career

We invest in the professional development of every Aim High teacher. That’s why all of our educators receive a full week of training before the five-week program begins, plus ample collaborative planning time, coaching from site directors and instructional coaches, and real-time feedback throughout the summer. It’s no surprise when their careers thrive.

Join our vibrant community. Regardless of your experience, Aim High has exciting education opportunities in the classroom.

Lead Teacher
Lead the distinctive Aim High classroom learning experience comprised of three core classes: STEAM, Humanities, and Issues & Choices (social emotional learning). Open to current educators, aspiring teachers, or those experienced in youth development work.
Co-Lead Teachers
Co-lead and teach academic courses and support afternoon enrichment activities. Open to junior/senior college students, recent college grads, and those interested in pursuing an education career.
Assistant Teacher
Open to college students, recent college grads, and those interested in careers in education, Assistant Teachers support academic classes and enrichment activities, as directed by Lead Teachers.
Instructional Coaches
Lead and support the teaching teams with instructional coaching of core classes. Guide teacher professional development and support goal setting and training at sites.
Student Support Specialist
Provides social and emotional support for students and staff,
leading the vision and professional development of Aim High’s restorative justice, student intervention, and family needs. Recommended for those experienced in school counseling or social work.
High School Instructional Assistant
Aim High instructional assistants will develop professional skills and classroom training by assisting lead teachers in core academic classes and supporting teachers in afternoon activities.
High School Volunteer
This role is a unique opportunity for high school students to develop professional skills and experience by working directly in a program for middle school youth under the supervision of educational leaders.
Site Director
This role oversees all aspects of an Aim High summer school campus to ensure high quality implementation of the six-week, academic enrichment and youth development program, ensuring that the Core Values are brought to life for students and staff alike.

We bring in educators from a variety of backgrounds and all educational levels to create a unique classroom experience for students and educators alike.


This summer, Aim High will hire 300 education staff throughout Northern California, from high school students to educators with higher education experience.

Our teachers tell us that working at Aim High fuels them.

After five weeks of teaching at Aim High, educators are reminded of the difference they can make in students’ lives.

Educators explore project-based learning, social-emotional tools, restorative practices, and culturally responsive pedagogies to create a safe and inclusive learning experience.
Teaching Methods
Experience integrative training using research-backed methods and healing-centered, social-emotional teaching using a project-based curriculum that fosters joy and confidence.
Small Classes,
Big Impact
Aim High’s student-to-teacher ratio is 9:1—and that changes everything. Our co-teaching model enables personalized support and meets students where they are.


of Aim High faculty who are not professional educators are considering pursuing education professions.


of Aim High faculty say Aim High is a supportive and inviting place to work.


of Aim High staff are people of color.


of Aim High faculty are multilingual.

What teachers say about Aim High

``This is a great place to work at! The staff are phenomenal and fun to be around. And the students are always excited to see the staff which makes me feel happy to be a part of their Aim High experience.``

San Francisco