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AIM                    A.I.M.

COVID-19 Site Specific Prevention Plan

Alternative Instructional Program   


Contact Information


501 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue

Bakersfield, CA 93307

Office: (661)396-4400

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.

 Title  Name Email
Coordinator Lori Toia
Program Specialist Matthew Kelley
Teacher Kathy Cortez
Teacher  Kevin Crosby
Teacher  Eduardo Fernandez
Teacher Isidro Lopez
Teacher Mario Sanchez
Speech  Mary Flicker
Behaviorist Jessica Hernandez
Mental Health Clinician Emily Eckert
Interventionist Ashleigh West
School Social Worker Veronica Kenison

Program Overview

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:

                • Social Emotional Learning         
                • PBIS Multi-tiered Systems of Support
                • Mental Health Services             
                • Behavioral Intervention Services                              
                • Psychological Services             
                • Speech and Language Services
                • Social Work Services               
                • Occupational/Physical Therapy
                • Individual Counseling                 
                • Group Counseling

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.