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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

"If you are a part of AIMS, Congratulations, you're a fighter! AIMS was amazing; it didn't just provide opportunities for me, but it helped me discover my career choice, physical therapy. At first I was discouraged through the tough obstacles AIMS put me through. However completing AIMS Hospital Health in my senior year and all my medical classes leading up to that with such amazing teachers allowed me to gain strength and the sense of believing in myself. AIMS is a family that will provide you with life experiences. As someone who completed over 300 hours of service in AIMS Hospital Health, I will say AIMS was one of the best choices I ever made in high school."

-- Anahi Montano C/O 2018

AIMS Academy

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aspirations in medical sciences


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!!

  Tahmina Bashar (562) 423-1471 ex: 2192 Math Teacher
  Tabatha Baskin (562) 423-1471 ex: 2229/2214 CTE Teacher: Health and Career Exploration, Applied Medical Occupations and Te
  Bryan Carter (562) 423-1471 ex: 2289 English Teacher: Male Leadership Academy (Teacher/Coordinator), Literacy Works
  Mireya Cervantes (562) 423-1471 ex: 2224 School Psychologist - Wellness Center
  Holly Coar (562) 423-1471 ex: 2821 Art Teacher
  Elizabeth Cobiellas, M.S. CCC- SLP Speech Language Pathologist
  Marietta Hammond (562) 423-1471 ex: 2223 MM Teacher: Pre-Algebra, Computer Applications
  Leonard Hawkins (562) 423-1471 ex: 2270 Dean
  Maria Lopez Sheldon (562) 423-1471 ex: 2728 Mathematics Teacher - Algebra 2 and IDS
  Susan Markey (562) 423-1471 ex: 2228 Social Studies Teacher
  Sondra McNair (562) 423-1471 ex: 2293 AP Coordinator
  Kelly Meade (562) 423-1471 ex: 2248 Science Teacher
  Sharon Moore-Pulsifer (562) 423-1471 ex: 2432 Physical Education Teacher: Intro KPE 9, Girls Athletic Director
  Kelsey Schafer (562) 423-1471 ex: 2255 CIE and Intervention Coordinator
  Tracy Williams (562) 423-1471 ex: 2242 Teacher