KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is on a mission to develop in underserved students the academic skills, intellectual habits, and qualities of character necessary to succeed at all levels of pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, college, and the competitive world beyond. Now in its second decade, KIPP has become a national leader in the movement to provide all children with access to an excellent education. KIPP was founded in Houston, and 20 of KIPP's more than 109 schools are here, modeled after what we started in 1994. While just 40 percent of low-income students across the nation matriculate to college, KIPPsters boast a 90 percent college matriculation rate.
As KIPP staff teaches its students, there are no shortcuts on the path to college graduation. Students achieve their dreams by following two important rules: Work hard. Be nice. KIPPsters work hard by spending more time on task than many of their peers. They are in class from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and have extra learning opportunities during weekends and summers.
Among the KIPP Houston team are teaching fellows, who provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. The Teaching Fellow program is an opportunity to provide fellows the classroom and school experience they need to become excellent teachers under the guidance of one or more lead teachers and administrative staff. Upon the completion of a successful year as a Fellow, the Fellow would have the opportunity to become a lead teacher in their second year.
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