• FOCUS ON RESULTS

    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.
  • CHOICE & COMMITMENT

    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.
  • MORE TIME

    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.
  • POWER TO LEAD

    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.
  • HIGH EXPECTATIONS

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • NYC TRIP!

    2015-06-12 14:40:18
    I wanted to give a shout out to the grade 5 students on the NYC trip! We are having a spectacular time visiting the big apple! Touring around Times Square, going on The Ride, Plant Hollywood for dinner,  Museum of Natural History, and visiting Columbia University has been super fun! "When you make good choices, good things happen!" Way to go KIPPSTERS!
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  • End of Year Trips!

    2015-06-12 00:23:51
    Grade 5 headed to NYC, grade 6 went to Philly, grade 7 went to Boston, and grade 8 went to Mystic, CT.



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  • Golden Ticket Choices

    2015-06-09 17:21:49
    I would like to give a shout out to all students 5-8 who earned their golden ticket by making exceptional choices throughout the school year in order to earning their respective trips.  I want to extend my shout  out to KIPPSTERS in grade 5 for their grit, optimism, self-control, and "always better, never best," approach in order to earn a trip to New York City.  I look forward to enjoying this fun time to end the school year with each of you.  Continue to make good choices and more good things will certainly happen!
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  • As we prepare to wind down the 2014-15 academic year with our end of the year trips to NYC, Philly, Boston, and Mystic, CT next week, I was reminded today of how lucky we are to have the opportunity to work with each and every student at KTV. I was also reminded of how inspirational school can be during the ever impressionable middle school years as I spent some time today trading stories of the past with more alumni. As KTV encroaches upon the end of our tenth year of operation, I was visited by 3 young men who were a part of the inaugural class at KTV. Abizel, Tyler, and Khalil have all grown to become incredible young men. In just under 2 months, the next class of KIPPsters will begin their journey to college. Our mission remains the same, and our commitment and dedication to providing our students with the support to acquire the knowledge, skills, and character habits necessary to succeed in high school, college, and beyond is as important as ever.
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