Values | Valores
Courage | Valor
Innovation | Innovacion
Reflection | Reflection
Collaboration | Colaboracion
Leadership | Liderazgo
Empathy | Empatia
Mission & Vision | Misión y Visión
We are committed to actualizing every student’s potential by connecting students’ purpose, talents, and passions to their learning experiences. We are empowered agents of change and courageously lean into new challenges to positively impact the world around us.
We expect our students to cultivate self-awareness, self-love, and clear purpose. Along personalized pathways for social-emotional development, students foster and maintain positive relationships with themselves, each other, and the community. Our restorative model makes our school both safe and nurturing. We teach students to reflect upon their mistakes, have courageous conversations, and build authentic relationships. They learn to leverage their individual and collective strengths for the good of others. Students rigorously extract value from failure, reflect and grow.
We explore our purpose, talents, and passions in real-world settings placing innovation at the core of our learning experience. Through high expectations and experiential learning, we develop an unwavering belief in ourselves and one another. We challenge one another with courage and compassion and celebrate productive struggle. Together we demonstrate collective ownership for creating a better tomorrow, today.
Students who attend high school with KIPP will also have access to college and career resources through our KIPP Through College program. KIPP Through College ensures that all students and alumni have the % of students who matriculate to college skills and resources they need to navigate to and through college into self-sufficient adulthood. Services include: financial literacy workshops and college savings accounts for all students; college advising for eleventh and twelfth graders; alumni advising for KIPPsters in college; and career readiness programming and support.
School Leader | Líder de la Escuela
Ms. Michelle Verrochi
As a founding school leader, Michelle Verrochi is determined to provide students in East San Jose, California with a rigorous education to succeed in college and the competitive Silicon Valley job market. She is excited to open the first KIPP STEM high school and equip students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to become change agents in their community. Michelle has been part of KIPP Bay Area Schools and KIPP San Jose Collegiate for the last four years.
As the Vice Principal of Instruction, Michelle led the implementation of ACT Interim Assessments, data-driven instruction, and content team vision and execution. As a result of this work, her team achieved some of the top scores in the KIPP network. Her passion to open a STEM school in an underserved community began while working on Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota from 2009-13. Michelle established the Project Lead The Way Biomedical Science Program and was a Teach For America National Finalist for the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Her students and the community have had a lasting impact on her life and shaped who she is today. Michelle received her B.S. in Neuroscience with a pre-medicine concentration from St. Lawrence University. Outside of school, Michelle enjoys traveling, yoga, running, and exploring the California coast with her dog, Pepper.[/modal]
What Makes KIPP Different
We believe that all students can learn and achieve at high levels if given the opportunity. Our success is driven by:
Clearly defined and measurable high expectations for academic achievement and conduct that creates and reinforces 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.
Strength of Character
Success in life depends on more than academic learning. We help students foster character strengths that are essential for their own success. And we empower them to express their voice and improve the world around them.
Highly-Skilled Teachers and Leaders
Great schools require great teachers and school leaders. We empower our school teams and invest in leadership and training rather than in bureaucracy.
Safe & Structured Environments
Physical and emotional safety is needed for students to take risks and learn from their successes and their mistakes. Our schools provide a safe, structured, and nurturing environment with minimal distractions so our students love school and maximize their learning.
KIPP Through College
Our counselors and advisors support students as they prepare for and select the right college for their needs and interests. After high school, we help KIPP alumni navigate the social, academic, and financial challenges they might encounter while in college.
Get Involved | Involucrarse
Want to learn more about our school? ¿Quieres aprender más sobre nuestra escuela?
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Contact | Contáctenos
Michelle Verrochi, Founding School Leader
michelle.verrochi [at] kippbayarea.org
Ellie Herrera, Founding Operations Manager
ellie.herrera [at] kippbayarea.org
Enroll | Inscribirse
We are still accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year! You can submit your online application here.
What is KIPP?
KIPP is a non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools serving elementary, middle, and high school students. We have a 20-year track record of preparing our students in educationally underserved communities for success in college and life.
At KIPP, teachers, students, and families are all united around the same goal—college graduation. Through our collective hard work and commitment, KIPP students complete college at a rate that is above the national average for all students and four times higher than students of similar economic backgrounds.
Today, there are nearly 200 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving nearly 70,000 students on their path to and through college.
Parent and Family Resources |Recursos para padres
18-19 KIPP Navigate Student Parent Handbook
School Site Council: KIPP Navigate is excited to form the school site council in the inaugural year. The first site council meeting is taking place at the school on September (coming soon!). The agenda will be posted 72 hours in advance of the meeting.
English Language Advisory Committee: KIPP Navigate is excited to form the ELAC in the inaugural year. The first ELAC meeting will be announced soon.
Free and Reduced Lunch Forms: The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost, or free lunches to children each school day. Parents/guardians of all KIPP students are encouraged to apply. Not only could your child qualify for reduced price or free meals, but his/her school could receive much needed Title I funding as a result.
Please visit the school office to receive a copy of the form which can be completed at any time in the school year. We do encourage all families to apply as soon as possible.
To review KIPP Navigate’s current School Accountability Report Card (SARC), click here.
Location | Ubicación
The high school is located in the Eastside Union School District at 285 Blossom Hill Road in San Jose at the Oak Grove campus.