KIPP Texas - San Antonio

KIPP Aspire Academy

Grades Served
Grades Served 2022-23 SY 5-8
Founded 2003
Teachers 32
Students 498

Vision: KIPP Aspire Academy provides a unique education to our community of caring, compassionate and critical thinkers with an uncompromising belief in others where all members are accepted, challenged, and pushed to change the world.

To live out our vision, we commit to doing whatever it takes. We believe it takes encouraging students to own their learning. Becoming stronger in instruction, communication, systems and routines, and results. Building top tier special education and English Language Learner services with the fundamental belief that ALL students will learn. We want our students to feel empowered, be activists in their community, and know that they have the ability to choose their path toward success. Our goal is for this school to be a center for our community. We know that parents have trusted us with their greatest treasure and we take that responsibility very seriously. The love and respect we have for our students and families are what drives our school and our decisions.

Jaime Jaen

Jaime Jaen

School Leader

Dear Families, Our promise is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to command their future. Our aim is to grow students to be college-ready not only academically, but also socially and emotionally. Our commitment as educators is to work to ensure our students receive every opportunity they deserve.

Jaime Jaen began his educational career in 2010 at KIPP Camino Academy in San Antonio as a special education teacher for 5th and 6th grade students. Over his teaching career, he taught history, physical education, math, and reading while focusing on building relationships and driving academic results. In 2015, he became the Assistant School Leader of Academics at KIPP Aspire Academy in a turnaround year focusing on building relationships and driving academic results through others. In 2017, Jaime took over as school leader of the same school and worked to make the whole child the focus of the school by promoting the school counselor to director of social emotional wellness and hiring a restorative justice coordinator and social worker. Jaime continues to work to lead the school in a way that teaches academics and social-emotional skills, helping each student to maximize their potential.

KIPP Aspire Academy Feeder Pattern

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