Dr. Stacy Shepard

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About KIPP Academy Charlotte

Founded in 2007, KIPP Academy Charlotte is a free, non-profit, high-performing, college-preparatory public charter school providing an academically rigorous and joyous school experience to 5-8 Grade students in Charlotte.

At KIPP Academy Charlotte, we commit to developing the whole child through culturally responsive teaching that cultivates confidence and a positive self-identity. We believe that self-efficacy leads to creativity, risk-taking, and critical thinking. Students believe they can grow their character and intellect. These skills will provide our students the opportunity to make a profound impact in their community and the world at large.

Our Vision

Highly literate and articulate students will identify a need and actively take part in their democracy to meet that need. Middle school students will apply their skills and character to model and make changes in their communities. We will produce the most well-rounded people in Charlotte.


  • All instruction is geared towards preparing students for college, career, and beyond
  • Character development is integrated into all curricula
  • Students at KIPP Academy Charlotte receive more instruction time than their peers at district and private schools
  • Teachers are available by cell phone after school for homework help
  • Students are held accountable for behavior as well as academic success

At KIPP Academy Charlotte, we believe that there are no shortcuts to academic success. Outstanding educators, more time in school learning, rigorous college-preparatory curricula, and a strong culture of achievement and support help our students make significant academic gains and continue to excel in high school, college, and career.

Five Pillars

High Expectations

We set clearly defined and measurable high expectations for academic excellence and conduct in order to create and reinforce a culture of achievement and support. We know that every student is different and we personalize learning based on a student’s needs, skills, and interests.


Success in life depends on both academics and character. We help students foster character strengths that are essential for their own success and well-being. And we encourage them to express their voice to improve the world around them.

Highly Effective Teachers and Leaders

Great schools require great teachers and school leaders. We invest in training to help them grow as professionals.

Safe, Structured, Nurturing Environments

Students need physical and emotional safety in order to take risks and learn from their successes and their mistakes. Our schools provide an environment with minimal distractions and more time for both academics and extracurriculars so that our students love school and maximize their learning.

KIPP Forward

KIPP Forward counselors support students as they prepare for and select the right college and career based on their interests and passions. After high school, KIPP Forward advisors help alumni navigate the academic, social, and financial challenges they might encounter while in college or pursuing a career.

Additional Information


School bus registration for the 2022-23 school year is available here.


Students can choose any of the colors on our uniform vendor’s website for their tops. Students must wear navy, black, or khaki/tan bottoms. Visit our uniform vendor’s website to place your order. You can contact the vendor directly at (704) 841-8140 M-F 8AM-6PM, or by email at

School Menus

See what’s cooking in our kitchen each month here!

School Calendar

Our 2022-23 school calendar for families is available in English and Spanish.


Click here for the 2022-23 Student & Family Handbook, which includes our latest Family Engagement Policy.


To learn more about this school’s state accountability progress, please click here.