American Indian Public Charter
- Board Development
- Children & Youth
Location171 12th StreetOakland, CA 94607 United States
AIMS MISSION Our mission at AIMS is to cultivate a community of diverse learners who achieve academic excellence. Our commitment to high expectations in attendance, academic achievement, and character development results in our students being prepared for lifelong success.
Founded in 1996, AIMS K-12 began as a middle school (AIPCS) by Native American families looking to retain a cultural connection for their children. AIPCS was Oakland’s second publicly-funded charter school. In 2006, AIPCS became the first Oakland public charter school in Oakland to win recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School. Later that year, AIPCS expanded to include a high school (AIPHS), and, in 2012, AIMS K-12 expanded to include an elementary school. As AIMS K-12 grew, the student body became increasingly diverse, and, in 2018, both our elementary and middle schools were recognized for nearly closing the achievement gap in African American students. To date, AIMS K-12 currently serves approximately 1300 students.