KIPP Nashville is a network of college preparatory public schools modeled after the nationally acclaimed KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) school model known for its high expectations and focus on academic results. The mission of KIPP Nashville is to cultivate in its students the character and academic skills needed to succeed in rigorous high schools and colleges and to become productive citizens in the world beyond. KIPP Nashville is currently comprised of two middle schools that serve over 550 educationally underserved students in grades five through eight, who are accepted regardless of their prior academic record. KIPP Nashville will open its first high school serving 9th grade students in August 2014. The KIPP Through College (KTC) team is the branch of KIPP Nashville that supports KIPP Nashville alumni on their mission to be successful to and through college. KTC works with students from 8th grade until they graduate from college and currently supports 300 students.
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KIPP Nashville's vision is that one day every student in Nashville will have access to a college preparatory public school seat. This vision is bigger than KIPP, but we want to be a catalyst and advocate for it. We will help accomplish this by achieving our mission of cultivating in our students the academic and character skills needed to succeed in top colleges and life beyond
Our work spans the following programs: Academic Advising: supporting students in their high school and college decisions; high school course choices; guidance towards academic success; teaching goal setting and time management Parent and Community Engagement: providing workshops and inviting guest speakers to assist parents in guiding their students through the college process and helping students and families interact with existing community resources. Personal Exploration: providing resources for students to explore their personal interests and career interests like internships, job shadowing, extracurricular activities and personality assessments. College Counseling: exposing students to a variety of colleges, helping them build a college wish list and supporting students through the application and financial aid process. Providing ACT preparation. Assisting students and families in determining their best fit college. College Persistence: supporting students on their path through college including choosing courses and exploring college majors, completing the FAFSA and scholarship applications, and exploring summer internships and careers. Helping students find a path back to post-secondary education or with training and skills that leads to a full-time job.
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