CHARACTER & ACADEMICS

KIPP’s Formula

Academics + Character = Balanced Approach for Success

At KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools, we believe that a high-quality, rigorous, college-preparatory education is the best way to help transform the lives of our students. KIPP’s longstanding motto—“Work hard. Be nice.”—sums it up. Since our founding in 2003, we’ve believed in a balanced approach to education: hard work and a strong academic curriculum coupled with the development of the character strengths needed to succeed in college and in life. Character education and focus is embedded in classroom lessons, school culture, and professional development training.

KIPP Metro Atlanta WAYS Primary student

Focusing on 7 Strengths

KIPP’s character work focuses on seven highly predictive character strengths that are correlated to leading engaged, happy and successful lives:

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Zest

 

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Grit

 

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Optimism

 

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Self-Control

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Gratitude

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Curiosity

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Social Intelligence