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 Albany as measured by the NYSTP. 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.

    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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    This morning was a huge deal for TyRiek in Le Moyne College! This dolphin has made great improvements in his attitude and effort over the past few weeks here at KIPP Tech Valley.  At KIPP we always talk about, "It is not about where you are coming from, but about where you are going."  TyrRiek earned a game of basketball with me, his homeroom teacher.  He earned this by earning his shirt and improving his grades.  So we got to play 1 on 1!  This picture says it all! This was much more than a simple game of basketball! It has inspired TyRiek to focus on his self-control, better himself with his academic progress, and has solidified a great relationship between student and teacher. I have never see a kid more excited or smile more!! Just awesome! Kippsters, "When you make good choices, good things happen."  I am very proud of you TyRiek!  -Mr. Jason

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  • Over the past interval there have been some tremendous improvements in Choices ELA 5 reading class.  I wanted to take a moment to recognize the grit and effort of the following Kippsters who improved big time in reading during the past interval.  A huge shout out to:

    Le Moyne Dolphins: Samai M. (+8%), Zamari T. (+9%)

    St. Rose Golden Knights: Hafsa A. (+6%), Jalijah C. (+6%), NaQuavere T. (+17%), Iyana W. (+9%)

    Oswego Lakers: Harmony B. (+22%), TyRisse B. (+7%), Emiya B. (+8%), Kercel M. (+11%), Tiana V. (+12%)

    I am exceptionally proud of each and every one of you.  As the great Michael Jordan says, "I have always believe, if you put in the work, the results will come."  You put in a tremendous amount of hard work and the results show that!  Keep up the good work heading into interval 4.  I applaud you!  -Mr. Jason

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  • This week KIPP Tech Valley Charter School teacher leaders volunteered at the Albany City Mission to help serve the community meal and give back during the holiday season.  We greatly enjoyed preparing the meal, serving the guests, and working with all of those at the Mission.  A huge shout out to Mr. Pina, Ms. Yonkers, Ms. Wardell, Ms. Suzy, Ms. Maria, and Mr. Jason who joined in the efforts to cheer up members of the Albany community through a delicious meal and conversation.  May your holiday season be merry and bright!
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  • Over the past interval Kippsters in Grade 5 ELA reading class (with Mr. Jason) have been working exceptionally hard.  As we say so often to our Kippsters, "It is not about where you are coming from, but where you are going."  I would like to take a moment to recognize the following students in grade 5 English class who made significant gains from interval 1 to interval 2.  All of these students greatly improved in grade 5 reading class.  Please celebrate their improvement with me.  I am super proud of your grit!!

    Le Moyne College: Devadre P. +15%, Serenity M. +13%, Josiah J. +17%, Evelyne J. +30%, Spirit C. +19%

    St. Rose College: Markel D. +11%, Tamayah J. +21%, Kemoni W. +20%

    Oswego College: Tyrisse B.W. +13%, Mekkhi K. +16%, Jada M. +19%, Egypt S. +13%

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    A huge shout out to the following KIPPSTERS in grade 5 for making some serious gains and showing vast improvements in ELA 5 this week. Please congratulate Jonathan G. of Le Moyne for his academic improvement with writing, Tamayah J. of St. Rose, and Ahmin C. for his self-control and grit! Way to go!

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  • I wanted to give a shoutout to Zhariyah S. of St. Rose College for her grit, zest, and self-control in class. You have been working hard and have been a positive example to Kippsters in your college. Keep up the good work.

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  • Today was a great day to conclude the summer session of the first part of our school year at KTV.  I wanted to give a huge shout out to all the the students in grades 5-8 who earned their uniform shirts by making great choices.  Going to the GREAT ESCAPE with you for a day of fun was an awesome way to celebrate!  As your teacher leader I am proud of each and every one of you.  Throughout this year always keep in mind, "When you make good choices, good things happen!"  Enjoy the week off and be ready to start back up after Labor Day.  
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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 the day to end our summer session, we will hold our 2016 KTV Olympic 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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