Academic Advancement Program
Andrew Hamilton is a K-8 School presently recruiting students to apply to 5th, 6th, & 7th grade from the Southwest Region and throughout the School District of Philadelphia for the Achieving In Middle School Academic Advancement Program (AIMS). Students should have good grades, good attendance, and good behavior.
Criteria for Admission
-Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) level of advanced or proficient.
-Excellent Report Card Grades for the previous two years indicating all “A’s and B’s”
-An attendance rate of 90% or better, with a minimal number of lateness.
-Must have excellent behavior grades
The AIMS program is a highly structured program that stresses strong academics. Children are admitted to the program in grade 5 and attend through grade 8. The program provides 5,6, 7 and 8th grade students with the basic core curriculum and is enriched, enhanced and supplemented so that it serves the needs of a more academically advanced student population. It is designed to give students the skills needed for entrance into the special admission high schools in Philadelphia. The rigorous academic program qualifies many of the AIMS students for advanced placement in the more challenging high school courses. Many of the children are recruited by prestigious private schools.
*ALL 5th -8th grade Andrew Hamilton Students will be required to adhere to the following protocols:
100% Participation the Middle School Academy Dress Code: Ties, Collared shirts, Sweaters or Sweater Vests must be worn daily by all male AND female scholars. Hoodies are not allowed.
Minimal behavior infractions
High levels of Attendance (95% or better)
Successful completion of 1 Project Based Learning assignment for (Math & ELA) each academic quarter
1 Community Service Project each academic quarter
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