KIPP DC Opens The Learning Center

This summer, KIPP DC launched The Learning Center at our Douglass Campus in Ward 8. The Learning Center serves approximately 60 students in grades PreK4 through 8 who are currently enrolled in KIPP DC schools, and whose Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) indicate that they require specialized instruction and related services in a full-time setting outside of general education. In a school environment designed to maximize learning, our experienced and dedicated Special Education team provides individualized learning plans in multi-age classrooms focused on specific brain-based needs. Our goal is to provide the necessary supports to help all students access the general education curriculum, accelerate their learning and develop the skills needed for success in a less restrictive environment, in high school, in college, and beyond.

The Learning Center is being led by Michael Cordell, who previously served as a Chief Academic Officer at KIPP DC. Mr. Cordell is deeply and personally inspired to work with students with disabilities. His mother spent years working as a Special Education teacher on the south side of Chicago and he is the parent of a child with special needs. He is eager to develop the Learning Center and its staff to ensure that every KIPP DC student has access to the high-quality education that will put them on the path to and through college.

The Learning Center

Posted on August 21, 2015 in News