A whole-student curriculum, preparing a diverse student body with skills for life.
KIPP is a national network of free, open enrollment college preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success. The student body is widely diverse, with nearly all students eligible for free or reduced meals, 12% of students with special needs, and more than 85% African American.
KIPP teamed with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to provide an on-site clinic which provides on-going medical screening and treatment for students. The goal is to provide preventative care and services for medical and psychological issues.
The high school kitchen was designed with two teaching areas, with hands-on teaching stations that allow a chef to teach students and parents how to prepare and cook healthy meals.
Situated on a former golf course, the school takes full advantage of the natural surrounding with strong connections to the outdoors. Large glass windows and outdoor learning areas provide students the opportunity to engage with the outdoor elements.
Flexible spaces allow the evolution of the curriculum over time and adjust to class sizes, changing teaching styles and mobile student body. The classrooms are designed to be adaptable with common types of equipment and furniture that are inter-changeable. This allows KIPP to change grade levels of classrooms when needed without compromising the creativity of the staff.