Alternative Instructional Program
501 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Fax: (661) 396-4425
Coordinator: Lori Toia
Program Specialist: Matthew Kelley
Hours of Operation
Office Hours 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Program Hours 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
|Program Specialist||Matthew Kelley|
|Mental Health Clinician||Emily Eckert|
|School Social Worker||Veronica Kenison|
The Alternative Instructional Methods (A.I.M.) program serves 9-12th grade students with moderate/severe learning and academic challenges as well as severe behavioral deficits. Students are taught in a highly structured, supportive, small classroom environment with embedded supports and services. Supports and Services may include:
Working in collaboration with the student’s comprehensive site, the goal of the A.I.M. program is to teach students the behaviors necessary to learn and succeed in a classroom setting while increasing students’ academic skills to allow them to return to their local comprehensive high school. Students earn credits toward a Certificate of Completion by meeting the requirements for graduation as outlined in their IEP.