About KIPP Halifax College Preparatory
Founded in 2014, KIPP Haliax Middle School 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 Halifax.
KIPP Halifax Middle is a family that nurtures and supports children as they grow through investigation of our world to begin the journey to college, a career, and a life of joy and purpose.
At KIPP Halifax Middle, we are dedicated to teaching students to be involved, active learners who work hard, think critically and creatively, and communicate effectively. We emphasize high expectations 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.
Mr. Allen is a native of Emporia, Virginia, and a graduate of Norfolk State University in Norfolk Virginia. He spent many years volunteering in his community utilizing his abilities as a musician and speaker. He has a passion for positively influencing youth, young men in particular. Prior to joining KIPP Halifax, he worked at KIPP Gaston College Preparatory at the middle school level for more than 15 years in various capacities.
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.
It always seems impossible until it's done. – Nelson Mandela
We are focused on achieving short- and long- term goals 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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