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.
Open enrollment for KIPP Halifax began on January 14th. A lottery for admission will be held in April if KIPP Halifax receives more applications than can be accommodated at a particular grade level. Click here to enroll.
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.
NC School Report Cards
Each year, the state of North Carolina releases School Report Cards to provide educators, parents, policy-makers, and others with common metrics and data for public and public charter school performance, student growth, and student achievement. Schools receive School Performance Grades, with 80 percent of the grade based on the school achievement score and 20 percent of the grade based on academic growth. KIPP ENC also utilizes other metrics, such as ACT scores, AP exam passing rates, and college completion rates, to measure and reflect on the success of our students and schools.
NC School Report Cards: KIPP Halifax
2018-2019 School Report Card
School Performance Grade: D
School Performance Score: 54
Click here to view the full 2018-19 School Report Card
Proving the Possible and Outperforming the State
While many students enter KIPP Halifax performing below grade level, they make tremendous growth at our school as they prepare for success in high school, college, and beyond. In 2017-18, the founding class from KIPP Halifax College Prep middle school outperformed the state of North Carolina in all subject areas on End of Grade and End of Course assessments.
Serving grades 5th-8th
Leader: Chianti Watson, Director of Operations
Halifax, NC 27839