KIPP Halifax College Prep Public School

KIPP Halifax College Prep Public School

In expanding to Halifax County, our Pride will show what is possible in NC’s lowest performing school district and prove that a student’s demography should not determine a student’s destiny.

At KIPP Halifax College Preparatory we are dedicated to teaching students to be involved, active learners who work hard, think critically and creatively, and communicate effectively. We emphasize high expectation for all students, and support them to reach their full potential. Our core values and beliefs function as explicit foundational commitments to creating a high-quality learning environment through strong school culture and character development. KIPP Halifax is led by Principal Marlo Wilkins, the first KIPP ENC parent to found a KIPP school.


The strength of the Pride is the Lion.  The strength of the Lion is the Pride.

We have an individual and collective desire to strive for excellence in all we do.  All of us will learn and achieve our goals, both academically and behaviorally.


Teachers have three loves:  love of learning, love of learners, and love of bringing the first two loves together.  –Scott Hayden

We value close professional relationships with others. It is through these relationships we create an environment where students know we care about them and their learning.


Perseverance (Grit) is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.  – Newt Gingrich

We are focused on short and long term goals finishing and completing them despite obstacles.


As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. –John F. Kennedy

We are very thankful for the good things that happen and we take time to celebrate and express this to each other.


Have the courage to say no.  Have the courage to face the truth.  Do the right thing because it is right.  These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. –W. Clement Stone

We always speak the truth and present ourselves sincerely and genuinely – doing what is right when no one is looking.

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