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What is Academic Writing?

Academic writing is the type of writing students are expected to produce in response to content they learn about in an academic setting; i.e. school. It’s how they formally join the “scholarly conversation.” And it can begin at a very young age, when a child writes a report about a book he has read or Read More...

Creative Writing Class with Lili Serbicki

I am thrilled to announce that we’ve just added a creative writing course for high school students to our line up of online classes for 2011-2012.   Lili (Meldrum) Serbicki is a former student of mine (and Vicki Dincher’s, our science teacher) who was a joy to work with throughout high school.  She is immensely talented and Read More...

One Sentence Poems

A favorite assignment each year in my AP Literature course is the challenge to write a one sentence poem which employs at least two literary devices we have studied. Here is a sampling from this year’s class ( used by permission from the authors).  The students vote for their favorites after all have posted: “LOSS” Read More...

College Credit for High School Work

The easiest and least expensive way to earn college credit for your high school work is through scoring well on college equivalency exams.  The most widely accepted equivalency exams are the College Level Examination Program (CLEP®) and Advanced Placement (AP® ) tests. (More than 90% of colleges in the U.S. award course exemptions or credit Read More...

A FREE Summer Book Club with Susan Spivey

Susan Spivey, Aim Academy English teacher, is hosting a free summer book club. The first book is Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift. Any enrolled Aim Academy student (or potential Aim Academy student) is welcome to join. The class will meet over Zoom twice to discuss this book. Parents are welcome to participate as well. The Read More...