Vision: All students in our community will have access to a transformational education that empowers them with the knowledge, skills, and character necessary for success in college and life.
Mission: KIPP Columbus will create a system of schools where students develop the intellectual, academic, and social skills needed to understand and take action on issues they encounter in everyday life. By establishing a rigorous, safe, and personalized learning environment, KIPP Columbus will foster a culture of responsibility and service and empower all students to become active and engaged citizens.
Having delivered upon this mission since 2008, with our flagship school, KIPP Journey (over 300 students in grades 5-8), we will be expanding our impact to serve nearly 2,000 students by the end of the decade. KIPP’s FIRST elementary school will open in the summer of 2014 with a founding class of Kindergarten students.
KIPP Journey Academy has been rated EFFECTIVE by the Ohio Department of Education for multiple years, and is an EPIC Award Winning School. Our alumni are currently attending some of the best high schools throughout the city and we work relentlessly to ensure that all KIPPsters who walk through our doors receive an excellent education.
AT KIPP, we are not only focused on academics, but also on supporting the holistic growth of our KIPPsters. Through our partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus, our students have an opportunity for many enrichment opportunities daily – yoga, dance, basketball, track, soccer, art, music, and much more. Our girls and boys basketball teams are City Champions, along with our award-winning STEP Team (K.R.U.E.) and track team.
We look forward to continuing this incredible JOURNEY as we prepare to serve even more students and families in these coming years.
If you have any questions regarding KIPP’s expansion, or ideas as we plan for the future, please contact Hannah Powell, KIPP’s Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools with a track record of preparing students in under-served communities for success in college and in life. There are currently 141 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving more than 50,000 students.
Nationally, more than 87 percent of our students are from low-income families and eligible for the federal free or reduced-price meals program, and 95 percent are African American or Latino. More than 90 percent of KIPP middle school students have graduated high school, and more than 80 percent of KIPP alumni have gone on to college. Learn more »