I am a former Student who went to AIMS. I must say, Mrs. Higgins, you could be a bit mean at times, but you sure made me learn a lot. I remember much of it since we are doing Physical Science right now in my Freshman year. Mr. Leavell was a lot better of a principle after Dr. Edwards left. I did run into a few mean teachers but hey, I didn't let them get in the way of me. Mrs. Janoski, and Ms. Bivens, I know that you two are retired but you both kept me happy the entire time. Mrs. Boldger, you also made me very happy and I learned so much Math from you, keep up the work (If you are reading this, you probably know who this is). Lot of memories. Even though I had bad memories such as my grandfather dying, or my kneecap being broken. I still will forever remember AIMS as a great school.
I am a 7th grader at AIMS, and I think it is the best school i'd ever been to. Although I don't like the assistant principal, Mrs.Coleson (she expects us to act like mini adults and not talk at all) my amazing teachers make up for it. The arts options include: dance, drama, band, orchestra, and choir. You also choose a unified art, such as; phys ed, media art, visual art & technology. In 7th and 8th grade, you will have the opportunity to be on the volleyball team(girls only), soccer team(coed), or basketball team(girls and boys separate teams). I have a wonderful math teacher, Mr.Mastroianni, and the reason I like him is he just seems to get what its like being our age, and doesn't treat us like kids. Mrs.Mitchell, a 6th grade science teacher was the best science teacher I've ever had, and I actually remembered almost everything she taught us, because she taught it to us in such a unique way. The principal, Mr.Leavell, is excellent. He is just strict enough to keep us in line, and if we're good, he rewards us. I would highly recommend sending your child here if they like art or music, because they will love it.
My daughter has attended this school since her sixth grade and she has had a wonderful experience for both years. There has always been open communication between the teachers, myself, and my daughter. She is challenged academically through an amazing Gifted and Talented program. My child feels comfortable and confident at this school and will definitely return for her eighth grade year.