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There Are No Shortcuts

At KIPP WAYS Academy, we believe there are no shortcuts to success.  Our teachers, students and parents sign the KIPP Commitment to Excellence to ensure everyone understands the dedication and hard work it takes to obtain a college education.   To ensure all students obtain the knowledge and skills they need to be successful on the “climb to college,” we offer more time in school.  Students attend school each week day from 7:30 am until 5:00 pm.  We provide additional tutoring on select Saturdays throughout the year.  Additionally, KIPP WAYS Academy begins the regular school year with a summer session to introduce our new students to all our routines and procedures and it provide opportunities for our returning students to adjust to the new school year and routines. 

Our Academic Program

Overview of information for the school.

Sample Schedule

Each grade level has varying schedules, but a student at KIPP WAYS Academy might spend their day with the following schedule:

KIPP WAYS Schedule

Work Hard. Be Nice.

KIPP WAYS Academy issues “Scholar Dollars” for both individual students and classes of students as a reward to those students or classes that exhibit the values of KIPP WAYS Academy.  Students receive paychecks on a weekly basis reflecting their gain or loss of Scholar Dollars and therefore their progress in upholding the values of the school.  Homework completion and behavior reports also are reflected in the school’s paycheck system.  Scholar Dollar totals determine group or individual awards as well as field trip participation.

Our Enrichments

Our students work extremely hard, and we reward that effort with fun activities and enrichments that ensure their long days are fun and engaging.  At KIPP WAYS Academy we offer the following extra-curricular activities:

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Visual Arts
  • Dance
  • Flag football
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer

End-of-the Year Field Lesson Destinations

We also provide our students the opportunity to experience life outside their community and state.  At the end of each school year we take our students on out-of-state field lessons to make their classroom learning come to life and to provide them with adventures they might not have the opportunity to experience. At KIPP WAYS Academy we have traveled to Washington, DC, the mountains of North Carolina, New York City, Ghana, West Africa, Cancun, and Canada.