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Hours of Operation: 
Varies by program
Location: 
2030 Harrison Street, 3rd Floor
San FranciscoSan Francisco County, California 94110
Organization Description: 

Aim High is a summer enrichment program for middle school students. In addition they also have tutoring programs during the school year. They run a Student Center for high school and college placement support, and other service learning programs.

The Aim High Headlands Environmental Home (AH-HEH) Program is a week-long environmental education experience for Aim High's graduating 9th graders. As part of Aim High's five-week summer program, 9th grade students from each site dedicate one week to learning what it means to be stewards of the park. Under the guidance of the GGNRA's Habitat Restoration Team, students undertake restoration projects including trail maintenance, removal of invasive plants and monitoring and propagation of native species, providing more than 1,500 volunteer hours to the park annually. Students also camp overnight, hike, visit the beach, take solos (periods of quiet reflection), journal, speak and listen to the group at Council, work in small teams, and learn about the ecology and the history of the region from park experts and naturalists.

 

Camps:

Inner-city middle school kids have an opportunity to participate in a challenging, supportive, and tuition-free summer school program. This isn't really a camp but rather a summer education program. Students focus on math, science, humanities, and project-based learning in the mornings, while afternoons are spent on art and mural projects, biking and bike repair, cooking, music, and more. Aim High also organizes field trips, cultural programs, and park stewardship activities at Tennessee Valley Native Plant Nursery in Marin.

 

Summer Session:

Days/Times: Mondays through Fridays, 8am–3:30pm

Cost: FREE

Applications are due on April 5 and decisions are mailed on May 1. Once admitted, students can participate every summer before entering 9th grade. Enrollment information is available on Aim High's website.

 

Afterschool:

Students in the summer program can avail of free tutoring during the school year. There is also a Student Center that offers college, high school, and financial aid counseling, weekend outings, and job and internship referrals. In the winter, selected groups of students practice stewardship and environmental studies in the Tennessee Valley.

Neighborhood: 
Chinatown
Excelsior
Haight Ashbury
Ingleside
Inner Richmond
Mission
Mission District
North Beach
Oceanview
Pacific Heights
Panhandle
Portola
Visitacion Valley
Western Addition
Ages Served: 
11
12
13
Cost: 
FREE
Free: 
Yes
Financial Assistance: 
No
Parent Event?: 
1
Season: 
Summer
Phone Number: 
(415) 551-2301
Email: 
programintern@aimhigh.org
Organization and Program Categories: 
Academics & Tutoring
English / Language Arts
History
Math
Science
Arts
Internships
Cooking
Leadership Development
Coding/Programming
Music
Outdoors and Nature
Environmental Literacy
Drama/Theater
Basketball
Soccer
STEM Activities
Languages Spoken: 
Mandarin
Cantonese
English
Spanish
NA
Accessibility Note: 
Yes
NA
DCYF Grantee: 
Yes
Getting There: 
<p>In San Francisco,&nbsp;programs are held at:</p><p>Gateway High School</p><p>1430 Scott Street</p><p>Moderate metered street parking.</p><p>Muni: 24, 38</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Francisco Middle School&nbsp;</p><p>2190 Powell Street</p><p>Difficult street parking.</p><p>Muni: 8x, 39, 47</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>City Arts and Tech High School</p><p>325 La Grande Avenue</p><p>Easy street parking.</p><p>Muni: 29, 52, 54</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School&nbsp;</p><p>350 Girard Street</p><p>Moderate street parking.</p><p>Muni: 9, 44, 54</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Lick-Wilmerding High School&nbsp;</p><p>755 Ocean Avenue, across from City College.</p><p>Difficult street parking.</p><p>Muni: J Church, K Ingleside, M Ocean View, 15, 26, 29, 36, 43, 49, 54</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.538em;">BART: Balboa Park station </span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.538em;">The Urban School of San Francisco (Haight)</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.538em;">1563 Page Street between Masonic and Ashbury</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.538em;">Difficult street parking.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.538em;">Muni: 6, 7, 33, 43, 37, 71 </span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.538em;">Mission High School</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.538em;">3750 18th Street (Mission)</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.538em;">Difficult street parking.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.538em;">Muni: J Church, 22, 33 </span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.538em;">After-school programs take place at The Urban School of San Francisco and Lick-Wilmerding High School. Aim High also runs their summer programs in selected schools in&nbsp;the East Bay, Marin, and the Peninsula.</span></p>
Description Tag: 
Academics and Tutoring, Enrichment, Afternoon Activities
Contact Name: 
Alec L. Lee, Jr.
Contact Email: 
alee@aimhigh.org
Contact Phone Number: 
(415) 551-2301

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