AIM, located on 7415 S. East End Ave., is a unique concept in Chicago not only because it is a creative arts charter school, but because it also has no attendance boundary and requires no audition. The administration welcomes any student from any neighborhood with any level of experience in creative arts to apply for admission.
Hundreds gathered Saturday in South Shore to celebrate the opening of charter school Art in Motion with Common, one of the school’s founding partners. The school, 7415 S. East End Ave., will serve about 200 seventh and eighth graders in its inaugural year. A grade will be added each year until 2023, when it will serve seventh through 12th grades.
American rapper, actor, community activists, philanthropist and writer Common is at the core of the opening of a new art school on the Southside of Chicago. He and Pastor John Hannah of New Life Covenant are both co-founders of Art In Motion (AIM). AIM will be opening its doors to 7th and 8th graders this upcoming Tuesday, September 3rd.
Oscar and Grammy winner Common kicked off an inaugural even for the South Side charter school he helped start. Art In Motion, at 74th and East End Ave., classes begin Tuesday for more than 200 7th and 8th graders with an art-focuses curriculum. More grades are expected to be added later.