The mission of KIPP Albany Community Charter Middle School is to provide a high-quality educational experience for children in the Albany area by building a shared responsibility and commitment to student success. We believe all children can excel in a nurturing and supportive environment of high expectations, love, and respect, giving them the ability to determine their future success in school and life. Through a relentless focus on academic achievement and character development, we seek to develop in our students the academic and social skills necessary to enable them to discover their unique gifts and talents in order to become responsible public citizens, dedicated to the advancement of one’s self, one’s family and one’s community.
KIPP Albany Community Charter Middle School (ACCMS) was founded in 2012 as the sister school to KIPP Albany Community Charter Elementary School. In the same year, the school was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the US Department of Education. ACCMS students are taught in an environment that emphasizes respect and character education in addition to reading, writing and mathematics.
Like KIPP Albany Community Charter Elementary School, the middle school offers spacious classrooms, a media center, a state-of-the-art music room and a gymnasium. Students are provided a robust offering of extra-curricular activities on campus, including King & Queens Drill Team, Chimalsi Step Team, Ubuntu Shooting Stars Basketball Program, Delicate Diamonds, Drama Club, Track Club, and Chess Club. These additional offerings complement our longer academic school day and school year to allow for whole child development and an exploration of creativity and personal growth among our students.