Strategies for Student Success 2015 - Page 25

KIPP Academy Nashville PRINCIPAL LAURA MIGUEZ HOWARTH 350 Students in Grades 5-8 | Public Charter in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Teachers build relationships with families through home visits, school-wide meetings, monthly educational opportunities, parent-teacher conferences, and frequent phone calls home School alumni and their families are supported through college application workshops RESULTS: KIPP Academy alumni have high collegegoing rates: For example, 71 percent of KIPP’s first class of eighth-graders went on to matriculate into college. KIPP’s culture generates excitement about college life and courses, and students bring the enthusiasm home 24 KIPP Academy Nashville PRINCIPAL LAURA MIGUEZ HOWARTH 350 Students in Grades 5-8 | Public Charter in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Teachers build relationships with families through RESULTS: home visits, school-wide meetings, monthly educational KIPP Academy alumni have high college- opportunities, parent-teacher conferences, and frequent phone calls home School alumni and their families are supported through college application workshops going rates: For example, 71 percent of KIPP’s first class of eighth-graders went on to matriculate in YKT8&\[\H[\]\^][Y[X]YHYB[\\[Y[[H[\X\HYB