AIM Features

Art is a way for us to learn about ourselves, a way for us to learn how to express ourselves, and a way for us to be ourselves."

— COMMON

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Common Welcomes Students To His New South Shore Arts-Focused School

Common Welcomes Students To His New South Shore Arts-Focused School

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 7th through 12th grades.

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​Charles Johnson: Distinctive Schools EQUITY Champion!

​Charles Johnson: Distinctive Schools EQUITY Champion!

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A Distinctive Champion is a partner or team member who demonstrates a significant commitment to delivering The Distinctive Promise within our school communities by their contribution to our campuses. 
The Distinctive Promise
 is our call to action and declaration to the communities in which we serve: 
Equity - We commit to social justice so that all of our students, teachers and families have the opportunity to grow, contribute, and develop — regardless of their identity.
Access - We provide deeper learning experiences for students, teachers and families to achieve the skills and knowledge to thrive in college, career, and life.
Culture- We honor diversity, collaboration, and optimism to support students, families and teachers in becoming engaged and curious lifelong learners.

  • Distinctive Champions make significant impact in the lives of our students and families. 

  • Distinctive Champions empower our educators to be more prepared, thoughtful, smart and committed to the Distinctive Schools mission and vision.  

  • Distinctive Champions support collaborative partnerships to ensure we have the resources and diverse perspective needed to meet our goals.  

  • Distinctive Champions ensure that  our students participate in a more civil, inclusive, and vibrant world through their commitment to equity, access and culture in education. ​​

Director Kara May presented the Distinctive Champion Award to Charles Johnson at the 2019 Distinctive Schools Gala! Charles has been an integral part of the design and founding of Art In Motion. Charles, thank you for your vision, your commitment to equity, and your incredible drive. Art In Motion is so grateful to you!

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​Art In Motion's Director's Passion for Arts Education

​Art In Motion's Director's Passion for Arts Education

We were excited to see AIM Co-Director Kara May featured in Bronzeville Life News! She discusses her role and the vision for Art In Motion, "As entering 7th and 8th graders discover all the wonders of AIM, they will find where the interest lies with the school’s arts programming from the literary arts in spoken word, visual and creative media, dance, and vocal classes."
Learn more at 
http://bit.ly/BronzevilleKM

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Common on launching Chicago arts School, New Album and More

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.

Source: https://wgntv.com/news/deans-list/common-on-launching-chicago-arts-school-new-album-and-more/

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