• FOCUS ON RESULTS

    For almost a decade, KTV has been the best. KTV has had 7 cohorts of students finish the 8th grade. All 7 cohorts have been the highest performing grade 8 students in the City of Albany as measured by the NYS testing program. In 2013, KTV's first class of students reached college age and almost 90% of them were accepted into college with over 80% matriculating in the fall of 2013.
  • CHOICE & COMMITMENT

    Students, their parents, and the faculty of KIPP: TECH VALLEY charter school choose to participate in the program. No one is assigned or forced to attend KIPP: TECH VALLEY Charter School. Everyone must make and uphold a commitment to the school and to each other to put in the time and the individual effort required to achieve success.
  • MORE TIME

    There are no shortcuts when it comes to success in academics and life. With an extended school day, week, and year, students have more time in the classroom to acquire the academic knowledge and skills that will prepare them for competitive high schools and colleges, as well as more opportunities to engage in diverse extracurricular experiences.
  • POWER TO LEAD

    The leaders of KIPP schools are effective academic and organizational leaders who understand that great schools require great school leaders. They have control over their individual school budget and personnel. They are free to swiftly move dollars or make staffing changes, allowing them maximum effectiveness in helping students learn.
  • HIGH EXPECTATIONS

    We have clearly defined and measurable high expectations for academic achievement and conduct that make no excuses based on the students' backgrounds. Students, parents, teachers, and staff create and reinforce a culture of achievement and support through a range of rewards and consequences for academic performance and behavior.
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  • Our 2016 Summer Teacher Institute begins on July 25. The first week is primarily for our Instructional Leaders who have never taken part in a summer training session. The second week begins on 8/3, and is for all of our staff. Following that, all of our new students begin on 8/8. Sixth graders return to KTV on 8/10 and are joined by our grade 7 and grade 8 students on 8/15. I am excited to participate in the 2016 KTV Olympics, which will run from 8/15 through 8/25. Before KIPPsters who earn the Great Escape trip head north for te day to end ouf summer session, we will hold our 2016 KTV Olmipic Closing Ceremony on the morning of 8/26. The college with the highest score for the summer will win a sweet trip on 8/27.

    Want to know more? Sign up to be a KIPPster, and solidify your steps to college!

    For now, enjoy the rest of your summer break. We will see you soon! 
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  • Congratulations to Ms. Martino and our most recent class of 8th graders. 97% of the students in grade 8 took the common core integrated algebra regents. 100% of the kids who took the exam earned high school credit! This is the second time that has happened at KTV, but this was the largest class to do it. You're high school experience is off to a great start, as you are already ahead of the game. To stay there, you will have to work even harder!
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  • With only a few weeks to go and summer right around the corner, it is important that we finish strong.  I wanted to take the opportunity to encourage KIPPSTERS in grade 5 and throughout our school to work hard through the final day of this school year.  At KIPP we talk about, "If you want to be the best, you have to work the hardest."  This is very true and our hard work and effort over these next few weeks will pay large dividends in the end.  We also so often hear, "It is not about how you start, but about how you finish."  Just like in a race, it is crucial that all of us at KTV to complete the 2015-2016 school year by giving our best effort in the classroom when it comes to our academics and with our choices so we can finish out the year on top.  Certainly how we finish this year matters and will be how we begin next school year.  I encourage each of you to work hard and be nice and remember that good things come to those who make good choices!
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