Commitment to Excellence

If there is a mountain, we climb it.

If there is a problem, we look for a solution. If there is a better way, we find it. If a teammate needs help, we give. If we need help, we ask.

After enrolling at KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy, the school leader, teachers, parents, and students sign a non-binding pledge called a “Commitment to Excellence” that outlines expectations for student behavior, parent involvement, and school culture.

Teachers' Commitment:

We fully commit to KSPA in the following ways:
  • • We will arrive at KSPA every day by 7:10 am (Monday – Friday).
    • We will remain at KSPA until 4:30 pm (Monday – Friday).
    • We will always teach in the best way we know how, and we will do whatever it takes for our students to learn.
    • We will always make ourselves available to students, parents, and any concerns they might have.
    • We will always protect the safety, interests, and rights of all individuals in the classroom.
     

Parents'/Guardians' Commitment:

We fully commit to KSPA in the following ways:

• We will make sure our child arrives at KSPA every day by 7:25 am (Monday – Friday).
• We will make arrangements so our child can remain at KSPA until 4:25 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) and 1:25 pm on Wednesdays.
• We will make arrangements for our child to come to KSPA on appropriate Saturdays at 9:00 am and remain until 12:45 pm.
• We will ensure that our child attends school every day. If there is a problem with coming to school, we will communicate with the school.
• We will always help our child in the best way we know how, and we will do whatever it takes for him/her to learn. This means that we will check our child’s homework every night, let him/her call the teacher if there is a problem with the homework, and try to read with him/her every night.
• We will always make ourselves available to our children, the school, and any concerns they might have. This includes carefully reading all the papers that the school sends home to us.
• We will allow our child to go on earned KSPA field trips and field lessons.
• We will ensure our child follows the KSPA dress code.

Students' Commitment:

I fully commit to KSPA in the following ways:

• I will arrive at KSPA every day by 7:25 am (Monday – Friday).
• I will remain at KSPA until 4:25 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) and 1:25 pm on Wednesdays.
• I will come to KSPA on appropriate Saturdays at 9:00 am and remain until 12:45 pm (if I am in fifth or sixth grade).
• I will always work, think, and behave in the best way I know how, and I will do whatever it takes for me and my fellow students to learn. This means that I will complete all my homework every night, I will call my teachers if I have a problem with the homework and I will raise my hand and ask questions in class if I do not understand something.
• I will always make myself available to parents, teachers, and any concerns they might have. If I make a mistake, this means I will tell the truth to my teachers and accept responsibility for my actions.
• I will always behave so as to protect the safety, interests, and rights of all individuals in the classroom. !is means that I will always listen to all my KSPA teammates and give everyone my respect.
• I will follow the KSPA dress code.
• I am responsible for my own behavior, I will follow the teachers’ directions and I will respect them.