Students at our schools spend approximately 50 percent more time in
school than their public school peers. This means more time for reading,
math, science, and history, as well as time in the daily schedule for
art, music, and physical education. Students behind in reading or math
have time during the school day to catch up academically.
Focus on Results
Our teachers use assessments in their classrooms to monitor the
performance of their students and to check their teaching methods
against students’ understanding of the material. Our teachers ensure
that each student masters the content of every lesson.
Power to Lead
School leaders have control over decision making, including budgetary
decisions, hiring choices, and day-to-day operations of the school.
Decisions are made at the level closest to students by the people who
best know and understand students’ needs.
KIPP New Orleans holds high expectations for all of our students and
teachers. Our schools are based on the deep conviction that all of our
students can and will achieve at the high academic levels necessary for
success in college and beyond.
Choice and Commitment
KIPP New Orleans’ schools are open enrollment, public charter
schools. All students choose to attend a KIPP school, and all teachers,
students, and parents sign the Commitment to Excellence, an agreement
between home, student, and school to do whatever it takes to help each