Who We Are
KIPP WAYS Academy is a tuition-free public charter middle school located in West Atlanta. Founded in 2003, we serve approximately 330 students in fifth through eighth grades. KIPP WAYS Academy is part of KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools and the national KIPP network of schools preparing students for success in college and in life. To learn more click here.
What is New
Annual Title I Parent Meeting and Back to School Night
Thursday August 13, 2015
5:00 p.m. (Annual Title I Parent Meeting will be held in the Player Auditorium/Gym)
6:00 p.m. (Back to School Night Events located in classrooms)
All parents are encouraged to attend to learn more about our Title I allocation, share input on how to improve parent involvement and to give feedback on Parental Policies. Special tutorial sessions on Kickboard and Schoology. Free giveaways: backpacks, gift cards and school uniforms. Pizza and soda fundraiser!
On Monday, August 10th, returning scholars will be required to dress in their KIPP polo shirt (5th and 6th graders) or KIPP Oxford shirt (7th and 8th graders). Scholars are only allowed to wear khaki bottoms and conservative single-colored tennis shoes (tennis shoes with bright multiple colors are not permitted). Tennis shoes should be white, navy blue, black or brown and free of writing and other designs. Note: 7th and 8th grade scholars are required to wear soft-soled black, brown or navy blue shoes every day except Friday. Please refer to your handbook for specific uniform information.
Uniform tops should be purchased from Brand Evolutions. Uniform bottoms and shoes can be purchased from any store. Parents can view and purchase uniforms online by visiting www.shopkwa.com or by phone at (678) 541-5568. Parents may contact Brand Evolution via email at email@example.com.
School-wide Title I Planning Meeting & Parent lnformational Packages
On July 6th and July 7th we hosted our School-wide Title I Planning meeting and our parent orientation sessions. We shared information about changes to our school policies relating to communication protocols, uniforms, earning end of year field lessons, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Title I plans/funding, and much more. This year we will share information regarding homework, grades, and school announcements via online communication tools. If you missed the meeting and or would like additional information please contact Ms. Goodman-Cook at JGoodman-Cook@kippways.org or contact the main office.
Click here to view or print the KIPP Metro Atlanta FERPA notice for the 2015-16 School Year.
School Uniform Changes for the 2015-16 School Year
In our efforts to minimize unnecessary clothing competition, maintain an elevated standard of personal appearance, exemplify a dignified school climate, and foster school pride and unity, we are updating our school uniforms. This year, school uniforms will be based on grade level: Lower School (5th-6th grade) and Upper School (7th and 8th grade).
Lower School Uniform Standards
Lower School scholars will be expected to wear khaki bottoms, a black or brown belt, KWA polos, KWA V-neck Cardigan, and conservative single-colored tennis shoes Monday-Friday (tennis shoes with bright multiple colors are not permitted). Tennis shoes should be white, navy blue, black or brown and free of writing and other designs. On Fridays, Lower School scholars are allowed to wear a KWA polo or KWA t-shirt, khaki bottoms and tennis shoes. This year, Lower School scholars will receive one KWA polo and one KWA t-shirt provided by the school.
Upper School Uniform Standards
Upper School scholars will be expected to wear collegiate uniforms Monday-Thursday. The collegiate uniform is comprised of khaki bottoms, a black or brown belt, blue KWA Oxford button down shirts, KWA V-neck Cardigan, and soft-soled black, brown or navy blue dress shoes. As the senior level scholars on campus, only eighth grade students will be permitted to wear the Varsity 5-Button Cardigan. All Upper School male scholars will be expected to wear KWA ties Monday-Thursday (scholars will have grade specific ties).
All Upper School female scholars choosing to wear hair accessories will be expected to wear solid blue headbands, hair bows, ribbons or KWA branded hair accessories. On Fridays, Upper School scholars are allowed to wear a KWA polo or KWA t-shirt, khaki bottoms and tennis shoes. Tennis shoes should be conservative single-colored tennis shoes (tennis shoes with bright multiple colors are not permitted). Tennis shoes should be white, navy blue, black or brown and free of writing and other designs. This year, Upper School scholars will receive one-blue KWA Oxford button down shirt and one KWA school t-shirt provided.
Outerwear Standards for Lower and Upper School
Scholars will not be permitted to wear hoodies, sweaters, jackets, coats or any other outerwear inside the building. KWA branded outerwear (i.e. KWA hoodies, KWA theater sweaters, KWA dance hoodies, and KWA band jackets) will only be permitted on Friday.
All prescribed articles of uniform clothing (except uniform bottoms) must be purchased from our approved vendor, Brand Evolution. Uniforms can be viewed and purchased online by visiting www.shopkwa.com or by phone at (678) 541-5568. Parents may contact Brand Evolution via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The KWA school uniform is not negotiable and may not be manipulated to accommodate personal style or interest. Absolute compliance with the school uniform is expected. The uniform policy is not subjective or open to interpretation. Both Lower School and Upper School scholars are expected to wear the required uniform every day, unless otherwise indicated.
What We Do
KIPP WAYS Academy offers an academically rigorous and structured learning environment that focuses on preparing students for competitive high schools and colleges. With a primary focus on scholarship, students at KIPP WAYS Academy are referred to and treated as “scholars,” which sets a clear tone at the school that learning is revered and will not be compromised in any way.
KIPP WAYS Campus Contact Information
350 Temple Street NW
Atlanta GA 30314
School Office Hours
7:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Wednesday
7:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Early Release Fridays