Arkansas AIMS - encouraging rigor, rewarding excellence

Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science, Inc., AR AIMS, an affiliate of the National Math and Science Initiative, exists to strengthen the teaching of the AP® mathematics, science, and English courses and to build enrollment and increase the number of students taking and earning qualifying scores on AP® exams in these subjects.


Upcoming Workshops:    

AP Science–October 26-27, 2015;  AP English–November 5-6, 2015;  AP English Mock Reading Workshop–February 1-2, 2016; AP Science Mock Reading Workshop–April 8, 2016; AP Math Mock Reading Workshop–April 18, 2016. 


Schools are Hosting AP Celebration Assemblies

AAIMS Schools recognize their successful students.  AAIMS Schools around the state reward students’ efforts on AP Exams. Most recently Dr. Ken James AAIMS President, celebrated with Star City.

Star City AP Assemb 2015


AAIMS 2-Day Content Workshops Have Begun

The PreAP Science Conference was held on September 28-29 and AP Math Conference, October 1-2 on the UALR Campus.  Over 60 teachers from AAIMS schools across the state attended each conference. Presenters at the PreAP Science workshop were  A+ Alabama authors and trainers: PAP Biology, Robert Summers and PAP Chemistry, Debbie Anderson.  Math presenters were as follows:  AP Cal AB  Mark Kiraly from Denton, TX;  AP Cal BC Dennis Donovan from Westwood, Massachusettes; and AP Stat Daren Starnes from Princeton, NJ.  

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Arkansas AIMS Offers NEW CUSTOMIZED Training for 2015-2016!

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AAIMS 1st Summer “Boot Camp” PREP was a           BIG SUCCESS!

AAIMS Summer PREP–PreAP Readiness for Eager People–July 27-31, 2015

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Arkansas AIMS Summer Workshops

PreAP English Workshop   July 21-22, 2015, LTF English, 6-12, Prairie Grove: July 14-17, LTF Elementary 3-5/6, Ft. Smith: July 28-31, PreAP Science Workshop June 29-July 2, 2015,  LTF Math, Greenbrier June 23-26

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The English Pre-AP training held at UALR-Benton offered a variety of sessions that provided central Arkansas teachers additional knowledge and practice in the intricacies of literacy and rhetorical analyses both in reading and writing.

PreAP workshop 2015


AAIMS Is the Arkansas Venue for  Laying the Foundation.  Call us 501-683-7689 or ontact or slharrison2@ualr.eduto schedule your workshop.

CLICK HERE  for Laying the Foundation (LTF) INFORMATION

Elementary LTF (3-5) is now available through AAIMS!    Get your entire district vertically aligned to ensure student achievement.    Click here for information:  Elementary LTF

AAIMS offers LTF 4-day workshops. Cost is  $450. per teacher for AAIMS schools; $550. per teacher for Non-AAIMS schools.

  • LTF  is content based, incorporates higher order thinking, common core, and new generation science standards.
  • LTF aides in preparation for teacher evaluation.
  • LTF is approved to count as ADE’s required training for PreAP certification.


For Titles, Click AAIMS Prep for Website Sheet 2015