Commitment to Excellence

After enrolling at KIPP Raíces Academy, the school leader, teachers, parents, and students sign a non-binding pledge called a “Commitment to Excellence.”


Teachers'/Schools Leader's Commitment.

We will commit to KIPP Raíces Academy in the following ways:

  • We will do whatever it takes to teach the knowledge and skills, nurture the confidence and character, and inspire the passion needed for our students to achieve their goals, excel in the competitive world, and positively impact the community.
  • We will always work to improve our craft to best meet the needs of our students and teammates.
  • We will be available to parents and students by phone and in person.
  • We will arrive on time and work hard each day.
  • We will participate fully in grade level meetings and staff development meetings.
  • We will live and teach the values of KIPP Raíces Academy every day.

Parents/Guardians' Commitment.

We will commit to KIPP Raíces Academy in the following ways:

  • We will always help our child in the best way we know how and we will do whatever it takes to support him/her in learning the knowledge and skills, nurturing the confidence and character, and inspiring the passion needed for our child to achieve his/her goals, excel in the competitive world, and positively impact the community.
  • Every night, we will create a productive homework environment, read with our child or ensure he/she is reading, and read and check carefully all papers he/she brings home, including homework.  We will call the teacher or encourage our child to call the teacher if there is a problem with the homework.
  • We will always make ourselves available to our children and the school. If our child is going to miss school, we will notify the office as soon as possible.  We will attend parent meetings and support the school as valuable members of the community.
  • We will make sure our child follows the KIPP Raíces Academy dress code.
  • We understand that our child must follow the KIPP Raíces Academy rules so as to protect the safety, interests, and rights of all individuals in the school. We will be responsible for the behavior and actions of our child and address any concerns.
  • We will make sure that that our child arrives at KIPP Raíces Academy every day on time Monday through Friday and stays throughout the instructional day, including supplemental instruction opportunities.
  • We will live and uphold the values of KIPP Raíces Academy.

Student's Commitment.

I will commit to KIPP Raíces Academy in the following ways:

  • I will always come to school prepared to work hard, make good choices, and live the values of KIPP Raíces Academy. I will do whatever it takes for my fellow students and me to learn.
  • I will thoroughly complete all of my homework every night and seek help if there is a problem with the homework. I will raise my hand and ask questions in class if I do not understand something.
  • I will always behave so as to protect the safety, interests, and rights of all individuals in the school. I will follow the teachers' directions.
  • I will follow the KIPP Raíces Academy dress code.
  • I will make sure that that I arrive at KIPP Raíces Academy every day on time Monday through Friday and stay throughout the instructional day, including supplemental instruction opportunities.
  • I am responsible for my own behavior and choices.