The mission of KIPP Vision Primary is to empower all students with the character, scholarly habits, and academic skills critical for becoming leaders in their communities and essential for success in top quality middle schools, high schools, colleges and the competitive world beyond.
At KIPP Vision Primary we believe that ALL children are created with a unique purpose and a charge to do great things. Therefore, we are committed to creating a warm and nurturing environment that cultivates in each student a passion for learning, a commitment to excellence and the scholarly habits needed to reach their full potential. We do this through exposure to real life, culturally relevant experiences; explicit character development with a focus on student accountability; meaningful partnerships with parents, guardians, and the community; and a data-driven curriculum that focuses on literacy and critical thinking gateways to all content areas and future educational challenges. Ultimately, our visionaries will be empowered with the skills essential for building a better tomorrow for themselves, their families, and their community.
KIPP Vision Primary will open with a 100-seat kindergarten class in July 2013, adding one grade annually to reach full elementary school capacity in July of 2017. KIPP Vision will serve students in the same building as KIPP Vision Academy Middle School’s 5-8th grade, providing a cohesive K-8 pipeline to college for students in southeast Atlanta.
KIPP Vision Primary will be established in Southeast Atlanta in the current KIPP Vision Academy Middle School facility.
KIPP Vision Primary will create a nurturing environment that cultivates in each student a passion for learning and a commitment to excellence. Through real life experiences, which leverage students’ innate abilities, and a rigorous curriculum, students will be empowered with the tools to build a better tomorrow for themselves, their families and their community. KIPP Vision Primary, like all KIPP schools, will be guided by the five KIPP pillars: high expectations, choice and commitment, more time, power to lead, and a focus on results.
To achieve the mission and vision, KIPP Vision Primary will operate with four core values: Honor, Love, Teamwork and Excellence. Each value was carefully chosen and originates directly from KIPP Vision Primary’s mission and vision. Each value is aligned to one or more of Seligman and Peterson’s 24 Character Strengths, a research-based body of work designed to help individuals recognize and build upon their strengths. The values are also aligned to the character actions described in the KIPP Metro Atlanta Student Alignment Framework. Stemming from the character development work begun by KIPP NYC, Dr. Angela Duckworth, Dr. Chris Peterson, and Dr. Martin Seligman, and in partnership with Riverdale Country School, these behaviors provide a roadmap for the development of each character strength.