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Top 5 Reasons We Chose KIPP for Middle School

For the Hernandez family, choosing KIPP is more than just choosing a school. Ethan has been attending KIPP since first grade, and his Mom, Tanya, is a Student Recruiter part of the enrollment team. Choosing a school is a big decision and Tanya says when they did their research, they were looking at academics, school culture, discipline and safety. 

Here are their top five reasons for choosing KIPP!

1.  Rigorous academics.

We really liked the academic performance, such as standardized test scores and graduation rates for their KIPP Collegiate (High School), student-teacher ratios, extracurricular activities, and parent- teacher involvement. 

Realmente nos gustó el desempeño académico, como los puntajes de las pruebas estandarizadas y las tasas de graduación de KIPP Collegiate (escuela secundaria), la proporción de estudiantes por maestro, las actividades extracurriculares y la participación de padres y maestros. 

2. Diversity of students.

We fell in love since day one when Ethan came back from school. Ethan was so happy to see students that looked like him and spoke the same language as him. As parents that was very important for us because we wanted our son to feel comfortable, he is surrounded by classmates and teachers who support his growth and achievements. 

Ethan in first grade with his mom.

Nos enamoramos desde el primer día, cuando Ethan regresó de la escuela. Ethan estaba muy feliz de ver estudiantes que se parecían a él y hablaban el mismo idioma que él. Como padres eso fue muy importante para nosotros porque queríamos que nuestro hijo se sintiera cómodo, esté rodeado de compañeros y maestros que apoyan su crecimiento y logros.

3. Engaging classes.

Ethan is doing very good in 5th grade. He loves going to all his classes and socializing with his classmates. One of his favorite class is English Language Art class, because he enjoys reading new stories. 

A Ethan le está yendo muy bien en quinto grado. Le encanta ir a todas sus clases y socializar con sus compañeros. Una de sus clases favoritas es la clase de Arte del Lenguaje Inglés, porque le gusta leer historias nuevas.

4. Opportunities for developing leadership skills and social emotional growth 

When Ethan started at KIPP he was very shy and quiet, I have noticed his growth over the years. He is more social and participates a lot during class. This school year he has shown a lot of leadership skills within his classmates. 

Cuando Ethan empezó en KIPP era muy tímido y callado, he notado su crecimiento a lo largo de los años. Es más sociable y participa mucho durante la clase. Este año escolar ha demostrado muchas habilidades de liderazgo entre sus compañeros.

5. Great communication with teachers and staff.

We love all his teachers, communication is wonderful! Whenever we have a question they are very quick at responding. When Ethan is excelling at something his teacher sends us a picture of him with a quick description to the picture. As a parent that makes us feel very proud of our son and happy to have a teacher that really cares about him. 

Amamos a todos sus maestros, ¡La comunicación es maravillosa! Siempre que tenemos una pregunta, responden muy rápido. Cuando Ethan se destaca en algo, su maestra nos envía una foto suya con una descripción rápida de la imagen. Como padres eso nos hace sentir muy orgullosos de nuestro hijo y felices de tener una maestra que realmente se preocupa por él.