KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy is a middle school; it is the founding school of the KIPP San Diego region, and is part of the nationwide network of KIPP public schools that has been proving that statistics can be defied since 1994. All KIPP schools are free, public schools with enrollment open to all.
We have a core set of beliefs that drive our work: KIPPsters don’t require a prescriptive curriculum specifically designed for students from underserved communities. KIPP Adelante will be a proof point that schools with high concentrations of students from these historically underserved communities are actually buildings filled with innovative, creative, engaged, passionate and valuable contributors to our community. We commit to doing whatever it takes to leverage our students' assets and provide the necessary instruction to strengthen academic skills.
Located downtown, most of our students live in Barrio Logan and Southeast San Diego. We are providing KIPPsters with the tools to change the world as only they can—and as they are uniquely positioned to do.
What separates KIPP Adelante (and the KIPP school network) from other charter schools?
•KIPP Through College: Our counselors and advisors support students as they prepare for and select the right college and career for their needs and interests. After high school, we help KIPP alumni navigate the social, academic, and financial challenges they might encounter while in college
Every minute matters.
We're making good on our democracy's promise.
Work hard. Be nice. Dream big.
Kids first. Every time.
If we see a problem, we fix it.
How We Teach
At KIPP Adelante we believe in building students basic skills so that they can engage in challenging and meaningful work that impacts the community. KIPP Adelante teachers design projects for students to make connections across disciplines. To learn more about our Curriculum & Results, go HERE.
The vision of KIPP San Diego is to be a thriving region of stable schools filled with happy, successful young people on paths toward choice-filled, contented lives that positively impact our community. KIPP San Diego will be a leader in thinking about opportunity and access for youth in San Diego's underserved communities and a model for collaboration in order to dramatically change life outcomes.
KIPPsters at Adelante log on to a menu of online programs to build the specific skills teachers have identified that they need to improve. Progress on those skill-based programs informs teachers’ lesson planning.