The KIPP Delta Difference

Commitment to Excellence

KIPP is a partnership between parents, students, and teachers that puts learning first. All three parties sign a learning pledge called the "Commitment to Excellence," which ensures that each will do whatever it takes to help the student learn.

Agreeing to uphold the "Commitment to Excellence" is the only requirement for admission to a KIPP Delta school. When students matriculate to a KIPP Delta high school, they sign a "Re-Commitment to Excellence", further solidifying their dedication to climbing the mountain to college.

Teacher's Commitment
  • We will always teach in the best way we know how and we will do whatever it takes for our students to learn.
  • We will always make ourselves available to students and parents, and address any concerns they might have.
  • We will always protect the safety, interests, and rights of all individuals in the classroom.
Parents'/Guardians' Commitment
  • We will make sure our child arrives at KIPP every day by 7:55 a.m. (Monday-Friday) or boards a KIPP bus at the scheduled time.
  • We will always help our child in the best way we know how and we will do whatever it takes for him/her to learn. This also means that we will check our child's homework every night, let him/her call the teacher if there is a problem with the homework, and try to read with him/her every night.
  • We will always make ourselves available to our children and the school, and address any concerns they might have. This also means that if our child is going to miss school, we will notify the teacher as soon as possible, and we will carefully read any and all papers that the school sends home to us.
Student's Commitment
  • I will always work, think, and behave in the best way I know how, and I will do whatever it takes for me and my fellow students to learn. This also means that I will complete all my homework every night, I will call my teachers if I have a problem with the homework or a problem with coming to school, and I will raise my hand and ask questions in class if I do not understand something.
  • I will always behave so as to protect the safety, interests, and rights of all individuals in the classroom. This also means that I will always listen to all my KIPP teammates and give everyone my respect.
  • I am responsible for my own behavior, and I will follow the teachers' directions.