KIPP Vision Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school located in southeast Atlanta. Founded in 2010, KIPP Vision Academy educates approximately 320 students in grades five through eight. KIPP Vision Academy shares a campus with KIPP Vision Primary School. KIPP Vision Academy is part of KIPP Metro Atlanta and the national KIPP network of schools preparing students for success in college and in life
KIPP Vision cultivates its scholars’ inherent genius in order for them to be the rebuilders of their communities and socially responsible leaders of the future. Students will develop the tools to create a positive Vision for their future in order to become highly successful in high school, college and beyond.
The academic program of KIPP Vision Academy is designed to challenge every student to achieve on or above grade level performance in all academic subjects. The school is focused on equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and scholarly habits necessary for success in an academically rigorous college preparatory high school. The school’s curriculum is based upon the Common Core State Standards, but is accelerated and taught rigorously to ensure that students are prepared for a college preparatory high school upon completion of the 8th grade.
KIPP Vision Academy provides standard-aligned, rigorous curriculum for reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies at each grade level. The academic program of KIPP Vision Academy is focused on the core academic subjects, providing students with opportunities to “fill in any holes” that may exist in their academic skills or knowledge through an “accelerated spiraling” instructional approach. Teachers are typically teaching more content and skills than is typical in a given year, and are constantly reviewing and relating new material to prior knowledge and skills. As students become proficient in basic academic skills by fifth grade, the sixth through eighth grade academic program provides students with more challenging skills and a more content-rich curriculum. Students also participate in Advisory Courses which focuses on learning the school’s values, life skills, and habits of a successful scholar.
KIPP Vision Academy is a learning environment that develops confidence and critical-thinking skills in our students to solve the most complex challenges of the world.
Respect (Bi-Nka-Bi) – Students will consider the feelings and well-being of people and the environment before speaking and acting.
Unity (Nkonsonnkonson) – Students will work together to accomplish goals and to create a positive learning environment.
Positive Choices (Nyansapo) – Students will think thoroughly before acting. Students will make choices that are based on the question “is this going to be good for myself, my family, my community and my school?”
Diligence (Aya) – Students will work hard to accomplish goals.
Fun (Dono) – Students will find the JOY in learning, interacting with peers and in school.
Alison Irons is the Principal of KIPP Vision Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, and has been an educator for the past 14 years. Prior to joining the KIPP team in 2013, she taught for 9 years in multiple grade levels in Georgia and California. Her career began as a second grade teacher before teaching fifth grade literacy for four years. At KIPP Vision Academy, she has served as a fifth and sixth grade teacher, grade level chair, Literacy Coordinator, and Assistant Principal. She also has experience as a teacher for the Gifted and Talented Education Program. Alison received her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Auburn University and her Master’s degree in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Urban Education from San Diego State University.
Dedicated volunteers are an essential component of our school community. There is a wide variety of volunteer opportunities at the school both In and outside of the classroom. For more information on volunteering, please contact the main office at 404.537.5252.
KIPP Vision Academy is grateful for the support of the following community partners:
Atlanta Police Department – Close Ties
Rosel Fann Recreation Center
Joseph B. Whitehead Boys and Girls Club
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Fox Theater – Fox in the Box
FCA Urban Baseball Project
List of recent school awards/recognitions (both academic and extracurricular)
2014 Title I Rewards School
2013 Luke Sports Boys’ Basketball Champions
2012 and 2013 1st Place in Luke Sports Cheerleading Competition
2014 1st Place in SCFL Cheerleading Competition
2015 1st Place in Division and Grand Champions for Atlanta Public Schools Metro Atlanta Cheerleading Competition
2016 KVA Dance Team selected to perform for KIPP School Summit
KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools is a network of free public charter schools serving students in the communities of West Atlanta, Southeast Atlanta, and East Point. Enrollment is open to all students; any student who qualifies for public school within Atlanta Public Schools or Fulton County Schools qualifies for KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools.