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We are Accredited!

KMS has numerous initiatives in place to support learner’s needs. AVID has been a key initiative at KMS. In 2016, KMS became a “Jensen School”. The school adopted the Structures of Jensen with Energizers, Joke of Day, positive affirmation and positive message of the day with an emphasis on growth mindsets. Additionally, KMS focuses on restorative practices that include mediations between students, and students with teachers. Advisory occurs mid-day three days a week to build connections for students and work on life-skills. There are several Tier II programs in place. These include Read 180, Math Strategies, and Study Skills. We have one of the largest varieties of electives at the middle school level, including AVID, chorus, Band, Orchestra, Art, Technology, Leadership and National Junior Honor Society. Kennedy Middle School is well-positioned for an ongoing and continuous improvement journey. The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) did an audit of our school in Fall 2022 and experienced evidence of a caring and competent leadership team and staff. The school’s focus on teaching the whole student (emotional, social, and physical along with core content and electives) was powerful and evident. There are ample opportunities for stakeholders to participate in the daily activities and governance of the school. Highlighting the strengths of KMS as a community school and incorporating those into the culture and behaviors of students and staff has potential to support all stakeholders.

APS Board recognition for advanced accreditation: Mrs. Duvall, Ms. Brennan, Mr. Clark and Mr. Bortot.