'AIM High TN' Set To Help Military Children

Posted at 5:35 PM, Feb 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-15 20:14:13-05

Members of the military, Metro Schools representatives, and elected officials joined forces to ask educators and community members to "AIM High Tennessee!"

The creation of AIM High TN was dedicated to helping military children succeed in the classroom and in life, and it was the topic of discussion on Wednesday.

Experts said military children often have heightened stress levels caused by constant change.

This new initiative has been set up to help them succeed academically through coursework and end-of-the-year testing.

“It’s going to provide online resources to military parents and teachers to make sure that school officials understand the specific needs of military kids and are prepared to help their children succeed on TN ready, Tennessee's new state-wide assessment that measures the academic standard that kids are taught in the classroom every day,” Taylor Hall said.

Tennessee has been the 12th largest military child state in the country with almost 40,000. All 95 counties across the state have at least one military family.