AIM Academy is a grade 1-12 college preparatory school located in Conshohocken, PA. AIM is dedicated to provide excellent educational opportunities to students with language-based learning disabilities utilizing research-based intervention strategies and an arts-based learning environment that is college preparatory in scope and sequence.
Access to Dual Enrollment Classes & Cabrini College
AIM Academy has established a high-quality dual enrollment partnership with Cabrini College, a small private college located near Philadelphia. Seniors take classes on Cabrini’s campus and earn up to six transferrable college credits. They gain valuable exposure to the workings of a collegiate accommodations program and practice college-ready advocacy and executive functioning skills all with the support of AIM’s College Counseling and senior faculty.
AIM Institute for Learning and Research
The AIM Institute for Learning and Research was founded in 2006 with the express purpose of providing teachers and professionals from surrounding areas both specialized training and access to field experts in the areas of spoken language, reading, writing, and math. The programs reflect the latest research and knowledge of best practices and evidence based instruction within each area. More than 3000 professionals and parents have had access to the experts since 2006. In addition AIM Academy is a Wilson Language Training Accredited Partner, LETRS Affiliate Site and RAVE-O Training Site. The AIM Institute also offers an International Speaker Series throughout the year for both professionals and parents including world renowned researchers and experts in the field of early literacy and learning differences.
AIM Research Advisory Board
The AIM Research Advisory Board was established to bring together researchers and educators, including university professors, in a research to practice collaboration working hand-in-hand with the students and faculty of AIM Academy. These partnering AIM classrooms and faculty provide best practice implementation to measure the impact on student achievement in studying the teaching/learning process.
A study in the UK reported that up to 35% of the most successful entrepreneurs have dyslexia. Interviews with accomplished business people such as Charles Schwab indicate that the talents of these individuals often lie in their ability to think creatively. AIM’s focus on entrepreneurial studies and talent development inspires our Upper School students to make connections, develop creative problem-solving abilities and follow their interests and talents. Startup Corps is student-centered, market based and aimed to be transformative. Music labels, neighborhood cleanup projects, a restaurant, and software development companies are just some of the student- led initiatives that have resulted from this program. While each outcome is unique, most students learn that nurturing an idea from concept to reality is hard work, but achievable with motivation and a supportive network.
St Joseph’s University Special Education Teacher Scholar Program
The Special Education Department of St. Joseph’s University offers an opportunity to their graduate students to become Teacher Scholars at AIM Academy. The unique internship program allows the graduate students to work with the most up-to-date research-based reading, writing, and math interventions along with a literacy and arts-based curriculum for science and social studies.