KIPP DC AIM Academy

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202.678.5477 Douglass Campus • 2600 Douglass Road SE • Washington, D.C. 20020

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Rooted in the values of community, identity, and investment; KIPP DC AIM Academy helps students develop the skills necessary to become successful college students, professionals, and change agents for their communities. Students are encouraged to ask questions and set high expectations for themselves. Upon completion of eighth grade, AIM students have the choice to move onto KIPP DC College Preparatory or other competitive high schools in the region.

  • Established

    2005
  • Grades Served

    5-8
  • Enrollment

    378

"AIM Academy is committed to fostering personal and academic growth in our students. Preparing for high school, college, and the competitive world beyond can be tough; however, we strive to instill confidence and a motivation to succeed in each of our students, so they feel prepared for the future."

Aliesha Maye, Principal, KIPP DC AIM Academy

Values

  • Be Number 1
  • Community
  • Identity
  • Instruction Time Sacred
  • Investment
  • Love

Academics

AIM Academy fosters rigorous and supportive learning environments that prepare students for academic success in high school, college, careers, and beyond.


Students are engaged in a diverse curriculum of not only English, math, history, and science classes, but also dance, theater, art, and physical education.


Teachers at AIM Academy are committed to supporting the social-emotional development of their middle school students by developing close relationships with their students and families—ensuring a smooth transition into adolescence.

Extracurriculars

AIM Academy offers their middle school students a number of activities to grow as citizens and scholars, including Girls on the Run, flag football, Basketball (boys & girls), DC Scores, student council, and more.

Awards & Recognition

2013: AIM Academy is ranked a Tier 1 school by the DC Public Charter School Board.


2014: AIM Academy is ranked a Tier 1 school by the DC Public Charter School Board.


2015Jennifer Ramacciotti awarded District of Columbia Teacher of the Year


2017: AIM Academy educator, Ashleigh Rose, recognized as KIPP DC’s monthly teacher spotlight