AIM Secondary Placement

 

The District currently offers 7th grade AIM Core (at Harper and Holmes Junior High Schools) and an AIM/High Achieving Core at Emerson Junior High School for students who are identified and qualified under the AIM category of intellectual ability or intellectually gifted.

Student Identification and Qualification
Students must qualify for AIM based on the identification and qualification process as explained on the AIM Identification page of the website.

General Selection Process

If more students request placement in the district-wide 7th grade AIM Core program, a random selection process will occur. The random selection process will result in a placement list and a waiting list. The placement and waiting lists will be maintained until April 1st of the subsequent year.

Procedures for AIM-identified Students Requesting Placement in Junior High AIM Core Cohort
Students will be placed in the following order of operations:

  1. The District will notify qualified students of their option to request enrollment in a Junior High AIM Core program. Qualified students must submit an Intra District Transfer Application , which includes, but is not limited to, the following information: residence, first, second and third site preferences, and whether they have a sibling already enrolled in an AIM class at a preferred site. (Please note, geography and siblings are preferences taken into consideration for the convenience of families; these preferences do not reflect a legal right to a specific location).

  2. 6th grade AIM-identified students currently in AIM classrooms and requesting placement in Junior High AIM Core will be placed first.
    • 6th grade AIM-identified students currently in AIM classrooms 
      at Willett have first priority for the AIM Core program at Holmes Junior High. Holmes will be these students "priority site".
    • 6th grade AIM-identified students currently in AIM classrooms at Pioneer have first priority for the AIM Core program at Harper Junior High. Harper will be these students "priority site".

  3. If the number of requests for AIM Core junior high classes at a "priority site" is greater than the number of seats available at that site, a lottery will be held to determine priority placement of these students. Any student not placed, will be wait listed by lottery order for the first available vacancy.

  4. After 6th grade AIM-identified students currently in AIM classrooms are placed at their "priority site," {see #2 & 3 above) if space remains, and the number of requests from AIM-identified students requesting a site other than their "priority site" is greater than the number of seats available at that site, a lottery will be held to determine priority placement of these students. Any student not placed, will be wait listed by lottery order for the first available vacancy.

  5. AIM-identified students requesting AIM/High Achieving Core at Emerson may be placed regardless of school of residence or participation in AIM elementary classrooms based of space available. All AIM-identified students and High-Achieving Emerson students are eligible to attend the AIM/High Achieving Core at Emerson. If the number of requests for AIM/High Achieving Core at Emerson is greater than the number of seats available at that site, a lottery will be held to determine priority placement of students. Any student not placed, will be wait listed by lottery order for the first available vacancy.

  6. If the number of requests from AIM-identified students from the neighborhood, Immersion or Montessori elementary programs for Junior High AIM Core at Holmes and Harper junior high schools is greater than the number of seats available at that site, a lottery will be held to determine priority placement of these students. Any student not placed, will be wait listed by lottery order for the first available vacancy.

  7. Junior High School students who meet all qualifications for the DJUSD AIM program and who move to Davis after AIM Core classes have been formed are placed on the waiting list in order of registration dates after students on wait list in step six (6) above.

  8. New Interdistrict transfer (IDT) students to DJUSD who meet all AIM program qualifications, will be considered for placement if space is available or will be placed on the waiting list in order of registration date after students on wait list in step seven (7) above. {See Board Policy and Administrative Regulations regarding district Interdistrict Transfer (IDT) program).

  9. The order of the wait list will be maintained until April 1 of the subsequent year, at which point a new wait list for AIM-identified students not placed in the Junior High AIM Core will be generated through the placement process described above. This new wait list will be used to fill any vacancies that occur in the new academic year.