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Model Overview

Program Overview

Year Launched
K - 5
Blended Grades

Implementation Q & A

When you first implemented blended learning, why did you choose that particular model? (has your model changed? why?)

We chose a station rotation because it is conducive to the elementary school classroom and teachers had prior experience running centers-based classrooms.

What was one of your biggest challenges when going blended, and how did you overcome it?

We used three different math programs before finding one that works well in our context. Each year we would research elementary math programs, complete pilots, and utilize the program. We went through this process three times before fully rolling out ST Math.

What's the one piece of advice you'd give to emerging blended-learning programs?

Be open to trying various products and programs to find the best fit for your school community.

Program Focus


Blended Subjects

English Language Arts

School Overview

KIPP Ascend Primary is a public charter school that serves 600 students in grades K-5. Three themes'academics, character, and community'are embodied in KIPP Ascend Primary's five core values, which drive the school's language around high expectations: create, love, inquire, make it happen, and be the change. The faculty at KIPP Ascend Primary engage in backward planning and data-driven instruction in order to lead all students to a high level of skill mastery. In the 2011-12 school year, KIPP Ascend Primary began to use blended learning in math and reading to meet the individualized needs of every child.

School Contact

Contact: Michael Salmonowicz

KIPP Ascend Primary
1440 S Christiana Ave
Chicago, Illinois
United States

Telephone: (773)-521-4399

KIPP Ascend Primary's Website


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Blended Program Launched 2011