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The mission of KIPP DC: AIM Academy is to instill our students with the academic and character skills necessary for sucess in high school, college, and in life.
KIPP DC: AIM Academy is a public charter middle school that opened its doors in July 2005. The school is free and open to families living in Washington, DC. Currently we serve 85 fifth graders. Each year our school will grow one grade level so that eventually we will serve 280 students in grades five through eight.
The majority of the students are African Americans who live east of the river in Washington, DC. This area has some of the highest levels of children living in poverty. Even though our students have lots of obstacles to climb, they come to school excited and ready to learn.
When our students arrive at our school, they test on average two to three grade levels behind. In order for us to achieve our mission of putting our students on the path to college, the students spend more time on task in the classroom. Our students have a mandatory longer school year and school day. Students attend classes from 8:00-5:00 pm and must attend a mandatory three week summer school program. Additionally, our students must also attend a mandatory Saturday School program which is all extracurricular activities like art, dance, music, and sports.