KIPP Pleasant Grove Primary opened in 2016 to create a school in South Dallas for all students to achieve academically and create social-emotional well-being. Our mission is to provide students with a rigorous, high-quality education by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and character traits necessary to thrive in school, college, and beyond. Our highly-qualified educators deliver effective instruction through rigorous data-driven education. Our KIPPsters are champions of their learning, goals, and futures.
At KIPP Pleasant Grove Primary, we believe in creating a culture where scholars love to learn, take risks, and achieve their ambitious goals. Our school implements a balanced literacy approach that allows scholars access to phonics, reading, and writing. Our extended day will give scholars more time for literacy instruction daily, utilizing KIPP Wheatley and Open Court curricula. We also implement a rigorous 110-minute math program, which allows scholars to understand math concepts through dialog and hands-on learning conceptually. Utilizing Eureka math, scholars go beyond the surface of procedural math to indeed be able to comprehend numerical relationships. We believe in providing scholars with social skills through social-emotional learning, where scholars receive 30 minutes of instruction to build strong self-management, self-awareness, decision-making, social awareness, and relationship skills. Our school also uses strategic instructional strategies to teach science, social studies, and the arts.
Currently, we partner with Boys and Girls Club, which offers tutoring and after-school trips, The First Tee Dallas for our first-ever golf team, and the CHAMPION voice choir. As we continue to grow, we look forward to expanding our extracurricular activities offered for all scholars, such as the art club, athletics, and more!