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KIPP Vision Primary will implement a college-preparatory focus through explicit character development and a focus on student accountability; rigorous academics with the supports in place to facilitate student success; strong foundations in literacy and critical thinking as a gateway to all content areas and future educational challenges; and a supportive, college-going culture that consistently reminds students and their families of the end goal of their hard work: success in college and beyond.

Our Academic Program

Balanced Literacy Framework

KVP will utilize Reading Street (by Scott Pearson) to plan for and enhance our literacy instruction and to build students’ love of reading through exposure to a variety of engaging literature genres. 

http://www.pearsonschool.com/index.cfm?locator=PSZ4Z4&PMDbProgramID=3032

Math

KVP will utilize Every Day Counts, TERC and Cognitive Guided Instruction (CGI) to plan for and enhance our mathematics instruction.

http://www.hmheducation.com/everydaycounts/index.php

http://www.terc.edu/ourwork/elementarymath.html

http://www.promisingpractices.net/program.asp?programid=114

Science and Social Studies

KVP will take a nonfiction approach to teaching science and social studies.  Science and Social studies lessons will be tied to literacy and math curricula where appropriate. Science and social studies curriculum will be administered in a designated period that is explicitly allotted for both science and social studies instruction. Teachers will teach each subject on alternating weeks. 

Summative Assessments & Measuring Academic Performance

In order to determine the skills each student possesses upon enrolling at KVP and tailor instruction to his/her needs, each student will participate in the Northwest Evaluation Association’s (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment within the first month of attendance at the school as a baseline of student achievement.

In addition to the MAP, all students will participate in the Strategic Teaching and Evaluation of Progress (STEP) literacy assessment as part of their baseline evaluation. This literacy assessment will be re-administered at the end of each trimester throughout each student’s tenure at KVP. Moreover, every three weeks, students will be assessed using AIMSweb Benchmark Assessment System.  This data will also be used to guide curriculum and instruction, and will be critical in KVP’s focus on building a strong literacy foundation for every student.

Students will participate in all required end-of-year Georgia tests (GKids, GCRCT and writing tests). These tests will provide data from year to year that will allow teachers and administrators at KVP to tailor instruction to the needs of KVP students and continually improve curriculum. Instructional staff to measure the academic growth of each student and cohort as the school expands to capacity will also use the data.

Academic Calendar

2013 - 2014 KIPP Metro Atlanta Calendar

Sample Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

  Homeroom 1 Homeroom 2 Homeroom 3 Homeroom 4
7:15-7:40 Breakfast (in class) Breakfast (in class) Breakfast (in class) Breakfast (in class)
7:45-8:05 Village Meeting Village Meeting Village Meeting Village Meeting
8:10-8:30 Community Buiding & Morning Message Community Buiding & Morning Message Community Buiding & Morning Message Community Buiding & Morning Message
8:30-8:45 Calendar Math Calendar Math Calendar Math Calendar Math
8:45-9:45 Reading Reading Reading Reading
9:45-9:50 Wiggle Break Wiggle Break Wiggle Break Wiggle Break
9:50-10:20 Language Arts Language Arts Language Arts Language Arts
10:25-11:25 Math Math Math Math
11:25-11:40 Morning Summary Morning Summary Morning Summary Morning Summary
11:45-12:15 Recess Recess Recess Recess
12:15-12:45 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:50-1:20 Restful Read Aloud Restful Read Aloud Restful Read Aloud Restful Read Aloud
1:25-2:10 Enrichment Enrichment Enrichment Enrichment
2:10-2:55 Enrichment Enrichment Enrichment Enrichment
3:00-3:15 Snack Snack Snack Snack
3:15-3:45 Non-fiction Non-fiction Non-fiction Non-fiction
3:45-4:00 Values Reflection/Closing Circle Values Reflection/Closing Circle Values Reflection/Closing Circle Values Reflection/Closing Circle
4:00-4:30 Free Choice Centers Free Choice Centers Free Choice Centers Free Choice Centers
4:30-4:45 Prepare for Dismissal Prepare for Dismissal Prepare for Dismissal Prepare for Dismissal
4:45-5:00 Dismissal Dismissal Dismissal Dismissal