KTV has had 6 cohorts of students finish the 8th grade. All 6 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.
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    2015-08-19 13:15:20
    Just wanted to send an LDS (Long-Distance Shout out) to Kareem from Plattsburgh for showing extreme Social Intelligence! He noticed that a teammate did not have all of her homework at the end of the day yesterday, and made it possible for her to have it completed for today! Way to go!
    Posted by: McKenzie Aviza
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  • I wanted to give a huge shout out to Nicalis of St. Rose and Deonte of Oneonta for their grit and zest in class by helping me sing a Nonfiction text features rap! It was dynamite and these gentelmen did a great job!  Our class had a ton of fun in the processa and learned important text features that help us to become even better readers!  Look out Jay-Z because these young men are quite impressive on the Nonfiction beat!
    Posted by: Mr.Jason
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  • I would like to recognize Sydney Dudley for her social- intelligence. As a 5th grade teammate, Sydney has gone above and beyond helping others around her with organization and making better choices. Keep up the great work Sydney!
    Posted by: Erica Wardell
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  • I would like to recognize Sydney Dudley for her social- intelligence. As a 5th grade teammate, Sydney has gone above and beyond helping others around her with organization and making better choices. Keep up the great work Sydney!
    Posted by: Erica Wardell
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  • Welcome back!

    2015-08-12 03:00:01
    I wanted to express my happiness to have so many of our KIPPsters return already and to be joined by almost 100 new KIPPsters. I am confident that with hard work and dedication we will all experience a tremendously successful school year. Special shout out to Ms. Davis and Ms. Shaughnessy, KTV parents, for taking time to discuss potential additions and revisions to the KTV program. I truly appreciate your feedback and completely understand that the only way the we will ever reach or full potential is by working together to provide the best possible program for our children. Lastly, I want to publicly welcome Mr. Gallo and Ms. Hamm to the team and family as instructional leaders, and Mr. Comproski and Ms. Heidcamp to the team and family as interns! Remember that a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step!
    Posted by: Mitchell
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  • I would like to give a social intelligence shout out to 2 teammates in the 8th grade who went above and beyond in showing support to their teammates. Chyinah Bobbitt and Dominique Rivers-Lyons each worked hard to help teammates in their colleges who were struggling to answer questions correctly. They were incredibily socially intelligent and made sure their teammates understood the class material before we moved on to another question. I was very impressed with how they are already embodying the 8th grade core value of SUPPORT. Way to go, ladies! :)
    Posted by: Lindsey Quick
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  • DAY 1 KIPPster Shout Outs!

    2015-08-04 15:01:37
    I would like to give a huge shout out to Ms. Khalidah Miller for her GRIT and ZESTINESS on Day 1 of Summer School.  Ms. Miller was a model of what the good choices our KIPPsters make every day by tracking the speaker and participating for almost every question!  I would also like to give a huge shout out to Mr. Malachi Perry for calling me to make sure his homework was 100% complete and correct!  If this is any indication of what the rest of the year will be like, I can't wait! 
    Posted by: Jasmine VanBrunt
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  • A single success

    There is one middle school in Albany that is showing success.

    KIPP Tech Valley, located on Northern Boulevard adjacent to a district middle school that closed in 2009, serves Albany children, as well as a few from outside the city limits. The charter is part of a national chain with sister sites in cities like Houston, Philadelphia and San Francisco.

    Since opening in 2005, the school has posted test scores at or above the state average, better than nearly all publicly funded middle schools in Albany.

    Parents rely on the extended KIPP school day — 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. — that makes pick-ups and drop-offs more in-line with the average work day. By comparison, the public school day lasts from about 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or seven hours.

    That's where a charter school like KIPP has an advantage, public school officials say, with a 9.5 hour school day that has time for homework completion, extra tutoring and extracurriculars built into it.

    The school boasts that in one year at KIPP, students gain an additional 600 hours of instructional time or about an additional 86 traditional school days.

    Once a month, the middle school also holds "Saturday school" for field trips and special activities without taking away vital class time.

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    Posted by: Brittany Horn
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  • Today it was an honor and a privilege to witness the promotion of our 7th class to leave KTV as they begin the next leg of ther journey in high school. The event took place aboard the JP Cruise Line out of Troy.

    As Mr. Applyrs stated during the ceremony, this year's class members have each spent over 8000 hours with us working to get to this point. I would like to thank each member of the Class of 2019 for working so hard. We are all proud of each of you. We are excited to see you continue to work hard and excel throughout your high school and college career.

    I would also like to thank the parents of this group of fine young men and women. Thank you for trusting us with your children over the past several years. 

    Please have fun over the summer and the coming years, but remember to make good choices and be safe. We are always here for you. Once a KIPPster always a KIPPster!
    Posted by: Dustin Mitchell
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