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Last modified: October 26, 2011, 11:42 PM
KIPP is a network of free open-enrollment college-preparatory public schools in under-resourced communities throughout the United States. At KIPP, there are no shortcuts: outstanding educators, more time in school, a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, and a strong culture of achievement and support ensure that our students make significant academic gains and continue to excel in high school and college.
KIPP teachers • are committed to working with educationally underserved students • hold high expectations for every student • possess strong content area knowledge and classroom management skills • teach in our extended day and year schedule • contribute to a relentless and dedicated team of outstanding professionals • communicate well with students, families and colleagues • make achievement possible
There are five middle schools serving grades 5 through 8 and two high schools serving grades 9 through 12 located in the underserved neighborhoods of Bayview Hunters Point and Western Addition in San Francisco, West Oakland, San Lorenzo, and East San Jose.