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Kipp King Collegiate High School

Grades 9-12 | San Lorenzo, CA

Critical Thinking: A Path to College and Career

KIPP King Collegiate High School prepares its students for the rigors of college by challenging and empowering them with critical thinking skills.
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What This School Is Achieving


With extended school days, rigorous academic standards, and a firm disciplinary code, expectations are high, but so is the commitment to help every student succeed in school, in college, and beyond.

Graduation rate for the first graduating class in 2011 was 94%, compared to 74% for the state.

College acceptance rate for the first graduating class in 2011: 100%

How They Do It

Critical Thinking Wins the Day at a KIPP High School

Critical Thinking Wins at One KIPP High School

Suggestions from educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School on how to help develop and assess critical-thinking skills in your students.

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How KIPP Teachers Learn to Teach Critical Thinking

Training Teachers to Teach Critical Thinking

Professional development at KIPP King includes setting up "fishbowl" classroom configurations, assigning student roles, and other techniques for facilitating successful Socratic discussions.

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Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

Educators from the Bay Area's KIPP King Collegiate High School and the KIPP network have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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