KIPP Blytheville Collegiate High

Academics

KIPP Blytheville College High School (KBC) inspires college-bound scholars to value learning and to work hard. Students develop proficiency on and exceed grade-level standards. Students also have opportunities to pursue their passions, develop expertise in what they care most about, and use their knowledge to exercise responsibility in their community, country, and world.

 

Mathematics

Students at KBC take four years of mathematics instruction, including courses in Algebra I and II, Geometry, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, and Advanced Placement Calculus. Mathematics classes are taught with a focus not only on the state mandated testing, but also on preparing students to take college-level Advanced Placement classes in their junior and senior years.

 

Science

At KBC, science classes teach the content knowledge necessary to master the specific subject, as well as the skills necessary to thrive in college level science courses. In classes such as Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, students apply their knowledge to laboratory experiments on a weekly basis.

 

Social Studies

Social studies classes at KBC are a unique way for students to make connections across periods in history, while also diving into the particular social sciences that interest each student. In Civics, Economics, World History, US History, and Advanced Placement courses, the students are constantly reading and analyzing both primary sources as well as historical novels. Social Studies classes emphasize the skills students will need in college, with students engaging in original research projects that culminate in written papers.

 

English

KBC students will take four years of English, while also practicing their reading and writing skills in other courses. Students will read a wide range of material in their English courses and hone their ability to analyze text, consider perspective, cite evidence from passages, and express their thoughts through strong writing.

 

Electives

Currently, KBC students are able to choose between civics, economics, art, drama, choir, and percussion. As KBC grows to serve grades 9-12, KBC will expand its elective offerings and students will have the opportunity to take courses at Arkansas Northeastern Community College. These courses allow students to explore their interest in nursing, education, and a variety of technical skills, while still in high school.

 

Community Service

Students at KBC participate in community service projects once per month in the Blytheville area. Students care for animals at the Humane Society, spend time with the elderly at Stonebridge, organize donations at the Food Pantry, and participate in community clean-ups with the Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce.