About My Classroom
I teach at KIPP DC College Preparatory (KCP) in Northeast Washington, D.C. KCP was founded in 2009. We are a high performing, open enrollment, public charter high school. At KCP, we prepare students for college completion and leadership. Students develop the knowledge, skills, and strength of character needed to succeed in college and life. 100% of students who graduated in the class of 2017 were accepted into college. In the 2016-2017 school year, 50 teachers served 597 students in the 9th-12th grade. 100% of our students are CEP eligible, which means they receive free / reduced price meals. 99% of our students identify as African-American, and 1% identify as Hispanic or Latino. 24% of our students receive special education services, 2% receive mobility services. Click below to view:
In our state-of-the-art building, we offer a wide range of classes and extra-curricular activities. Our extended day and extended school year calendar allows for six periods of 76-minute block scheduling. The program of course offerings range from AP Calculus to Human Anatomy. Top-performing students can choose from eight different AP courses and other honors courses. 24% of our students receive special education services, attend inclusion classes, self-contained classes, and meet with behavioral specialists. We also partner with special services such as college counseling, college partnerships, Trinity Washington University Dual Enrollment Courses, alumni support, career services, and social services. After school, students participate in school sports, clubs, and artistic groups such as varsity basketball, drum line, student government, robotics club, and the spring musical.
I am part of KCP's 14-person math department. Every day, I teach four blocks of general education Algebra II. In the 2016-2017, I was the only general education Algebra II teacher, so I created my own curriculum and aligned it to the ACT exam's College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS). I teach 84 students in class sizes ranging from 16 to 28 students. My students are young men and women in the 10th and 11th grade of various academic abilities. My 10th graders are considered to be on the honors track for taking Algebra II one year early. I also co-teach one block of Algebra II special education inclusion for 11th graders. My special education inclusion students have Individualized Education Plans and have been diagnosed with ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, or other learning disabilities.
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