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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Take the Parent Survey and tell us how we're doing!Take Survey

English Arabic Chinese (Simplified) French German Italian Japanese Portuguese Russian Spanish
  • All
  • Blog
  • Media
  • News
  • Shoutout
  • Default
  • Title
  • Random
  • 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!
    Read More
    • Shoutout
  • This shout out goes to an Oneonta Red Dragon who has been flying high lately in ELA class!  A huge LDS to Malachi Y. who has really shown some great improvement in ELA 5 over the past few weeks.  I commend you for your grit and focus.  Your hard work is really yielding some nice results on both your assessments and projects.  Way to go Malachi!  Keep up the good work.
    Read More
    • Shoutout
  • "Kids and Teens alike can find quality and engaging arts experiences here at the Arts Center"

    Our classes and camps are taught by passionate professionals, either NYS Certified Art Teachers or Teaching Artists well seasoned in their medium of expertise. Our classes and camps are small by choice so that your budding artist can get the attention he or she deserves.

    Camps and Classes at the Arts Center are organized into four categories unless otherwise specified:

    KIDS (Grades 1 - 5)
    1/2 days available in this age group for Summer 2016
    SERIOUS FUN for BIG KIDS (Grades 4 - 5)
    PRE-TEENS (Middle School Grades 6 - 8)
    TEENS (High School Grades 9 - 12)


    Our camps are tailored carefully to each age group and ability level. For summer camps, children must be entering these grades in the fall. These are noted in the class/camp descriptions. All Serious Fun camps are intended for 4th and 5th grade children who have a sincere interest in the medium being taught, and many require excellent fine motor skills as they begin to use advanced tools. To maximize your child’s enjoyment and safety, please adhere to these guidelines. For questions regarding camp programming, or to register your child, please call Chris at (518) 273-0552 x 231.


    Read More
    • News
load more hold SHIFT key to load all load all