The work at KIPP Adelante is focused around three priorities:
Developing a student-centered, restorative culture that encourages and supports students in taking risks, making mistakes and solving problems.
Engaging students in meaningful work that is relevant and has an impact on the broader community.
Using data on a daily and weekly basis to make sure that students master the basic skills necessary in order to access and be challenged by more meaningful, authentic work.
21st Century Skills
Students research, communicate,
critique and iterate through individual assignments as well as collaborative projects. KIPPsters use technology
and strengthen critical and creative thinking skills by solving real problems that matter.
Students are placed in reading intervention groups to receive targeted instruction in literacy. These leveled groups provide safe spaces for students to work at their current skill level, be encouraged by their personal progress, and leverage that to catch up to grade-level standards.
Students spend designated time
working at their skill level with online programs to bridge skill gaps in Math and Reading in order to make meaningful grade-level work accessible.
All students receive four years of music instruction which includes the following courses: Introduction to Music, Guitars, String Instruments and Electronic Music.
KIPP Through College
Every year, students tour at least three local colleges and all eighth grade
students get individualized counseling in choosing a high school in their High School Preparation class.
What you measure matters. KIPP Adelante uses the NWEA MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) assessment to monitor our students’ academic growth because MAP results strongly correlate with successful life outcomes.