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"I was a student who attended AIMS when I attended Long Beach Jordan's Class of 1997.   I am proud to say that I have been a pediatric RN for 16 years. AIMS is truly an excellent program training students for the real world.  Keep up the good work!" 

--Shantae Scott C/O 1997

AIMS Academy

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We exist to prepare our students to learn through work & project-based curriculum/projects and graduate them prepared to succeed in medical services.


The AIMS Academy is a school-within-a-school program funded through the California Department of Education, California Partnership Academies*. Our mission is to serve any student in the Long Beach Unified School District who is interested in investigating medical careers through academic and vocational education. Through internships, guest speakers, and hands-on career investigation, AIMS students are able to experience first hand the opportunities that exist in the medical field. The AIMS Academy provides a close family-like atmosphere where students are provided the skills necessary to set and achieve the goals that will assist them in their future.


California Partnership Academies are Secondary Specialized Programs (SSP) on high school campuses. Students are required to follow a multi-year program in a specific career pathway and complete a Career Technical Education (CTE) sequence. The Aspirations in Medical Services (AIMS) Academy at Long Beach Jordan High School was established in 1989 at the forefront of California’s adoption of the Partnership Academy Model. Throughout the programs development the Academy has produced doctors, nurses, and a variety of other healthcare and non-healthcare professionals.

Sim body

Simulators, like the one pictured above, are highly sensitive,  intelligent robots that allow students to practice important medical skills without the risk of harming "real" people.  AIMS students not only have the opportunity to work with these "simulation bodies" during the Simulation Lab Course which is being made possible through a partnership with Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach City College, but students also have access to our own SIM Body at the AIMS Clinical Lab at Jordan High School. Students can earn volunteer hours and high school credit through completion of the Memorial Hospital SIM Lab Course.


AIMS offers hands on real-world experiences in every grade-level because the Health Sciences are life!

Calling all aims Alumni...

Keeping in touch with our AIMS Alumni is more important than you know!  When we hear from you, it warms our hearts and inspires us to continue the hard work we do.  So drop us an email from time to time letting us know what you are doing; others have donated time coming back to share their stories with the underclassmen and be a mentor to the up-and-coming medical professionals.  Whether you can donate time to come back and speak to the underclassmen, send funds to be used toward our scholarship program, or just drop us an email or inbox us on Instagram @jhs_aimsacademy, we love to hear from you! 

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Congrats to our 2018 Certified Nursing Assistants!!

Contact Tahmina Bashar  Tahmina Bashar Teacher
Contact Tabitha Baskin  Tabitha Baskin Teacher
Contact Melissa Brookman  Melissa Brookman Teacher
Contact Veronica Coleman  Veronica Coleman (562) 423-1471 ex: 2102 Principal
Contact Lottie Dixon  Lottie Dixon (562) 997-8000 ex: EXT. 2273 Teacher
Contact Cindy Egner  Cindy Egner (562) 423-1471 ex: 2258 Teacher
Contact Joyce Geib  Joyce Geib Teacher
Contact Marietta Hammond  Marietta Hammond (562) 423-1471 ex: 2223 Teacher
Contact Leonard Hawkins  Leonard Hawkins Dean
Contact Michael Kafka  Michael Kafka Teacher
Contact Tracy Kostenbader  Tracy Kostenbader Teacher
Contact Maria Lopez Sheldon  Maria Lopez Sheldon (562) 423-1471 ex: 2728 Teacher
Contact Susan Markey  Susan Markey Teacher
Contact Rogelio Martinez  Rogelio Martinez Teacher
Contact Kelly Meade  Kelly Meade (562) 423-1471 ex: 2248 Teacher
Contact Sharon Moore-Pulsifer  Sharon Moore-Pulsifer Teacher
Contact Nancy Moses  Nancy Moses Teacher
Contact Kelsey Schafer  Kelsey Schafer (562) 423-1471 ex: 2452 English Teacher/ Aquatics Coach
Contact Anthony Winston  Anthony Winston (562) 423-1471 ex: 2216 AIMS, ELL and IS (MM) Counselor