About The School  

School Motto

"What you are to be

         You are          

 now becoming"

 

 


Kinston School

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Kinston School is located in the small town of Kinston, Alabama in the southwest corner of Coffee County. First established around 1900 as a one-room schoolhouse, it has grown to house 500+ students in grades K-12. Kinston School is one of four schools in the Coffee County School System.

Known for its high academic success, Kinston School also has State Championships in Basketball, Softball, and Volleyball.

A highly active Parent-Teacher Organization, Athletic Club and Kinston School Educational Foundation provide parental/community support for the school and students.

We are proud to be Kinston Bulldogs!


Mission Statement

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OUR MISSION

Kinston School is committed to providing students with a safe environment and a challenging yet developmentally appropriate curriculum.  Students are expected to be technologically literate, to be active members of the learning process, and are encouraged to become confident, self-directed, life-long learners.


Our Beliefs

 

Our Beliefs

§         Student learning is the chief priority for the school with students’ learning needs the primary focus of all decisions impacting the work of the school.

 

§         Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.

 

§         The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.

 

§         A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.

 

§         Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning.

 

§         Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.

 

§         Students need to not only demonstrate their understanding of essential knowledge and skills, but also need to be actively involved in solving problems and producing quality work.


Alma Mater

Alma Mater

 

We are standing-proud, triumphant,

Praising Kinston High

Gladly calling all our comrades,

Hopes and spirits high.

(Chorus) 

 

Pressing onward, striving ever,

Reaching for the goal.

Open minded we go forward,

Firm in heart and soul.

(Chorus)

 

We salute you, Alma Mater,

Name we hold so dear.

What you’re to be, you’re now becoming,

Growing year by year.

(Chorus)

 

Chorus:

We are soldiers marching onward,

Striving not to fail.

Onward ever, backward never-

Hail, O Kinston, Hail!


ASIP

School's Purpose

Provide the school's purpose statement and ancillary content such as mission, vision, values, and/or beliefs. Describe how the school embodies its purpose through its program offerings and expectations for students.

 

Our Mission:

 

Kinston School is committed to providing students with a safe environment and a challenging yet developmentally appropriate curriculum.

Students are expected to be technologically literate, active members of the learning process, and are encouraged to become self-directed, confident, life-long learners.

 

Our School's Beliefs:

 

*Student learning is the chief priority for the school with students' learning needs the primary focus of all decisions impacting the work of the school.

*Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.

*The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.

*A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.

*Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning. *Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.

*Students need to not only demonstrate their understanding of essential knowledge and skill, but also need to be actively involved in solving problems and producing quality work.

 Our goals of increasing math and reading achievement are currently based on the ASPIRE and DIBELS scores from previous years. As a staff we look at the variety of data to determine where instruction can be modified. We also use classroom assessments to modify instruction.

The student support services provide include special education services, counseling, tutoring to include an after-school program for Tier II, Tier III and other recommended students. The project requirement of the honors curriculum allows the students the opportunity to collaboratively create and present multi-media projects to the teachers and other peers.

 

Program Offerings

In an attempt to fulfill our purpose, we assess our efforts using local and state assessments. Test results from the following assessments are analyzed regularly to identify areas of strengths and areas of focus for our students.

 

*DIBELS Grades K-3

* ACT ASPIRE Grades 3-8,10

*ACT - Grade 11

* ACT WorkKeys -Grade 12

 

As Determined by the Teacher and Administration:

*ACT Periodic Assessments - Grades 3-10

*Academy of Reading Assessments

*Academy of Math Assessments

* STRIDE - Grades K-8

*Global Scholar

*A+ Assessments - Grades 7-12

 

Kinston School presents students and their parents with options that allow them to pursue educational goals based on their interests, aptitudes, motivations, and learning styles. Students may choose a standard, advanced, or honors academic track. These paths are fluid and flexible enough to ensure that students are sufficiently challenged. While the number of electives on campus is limited, students have a vast selection of courses in which to enroll thanks to our state-of-the art ACCESS lab. Students may take web-based courses that are not offered as traditional classes on our campus. Additionally, we currently have an active VCI course, we have provided students the opportunity to take Spanish I and Spanish II via Interactive Video Conferencing. Students also have the opportunity to enroll in both career technical and academic dual enrollment courses. Students may take on-site courses or online college courses. Kinston School has a Cooperative Education program that allows students to work and receive high school credit. Finally, we have incorporated an Activity Period into our master schedule. Students are given the opportunity to participate in a non-credit class of their choosing. Examples of these activities include Conspiracy Theory, ACT Prep, Yearbook, Devoted in Faith, Exploratory, Bulldog Academy, Leadership Academy, Girls Basketball, Career Prep-Interview Skills, Disc Golf, Critics Corner, Dual Enrollment, Cooking 4-H.

 

Our Expectations

Kinston School has high expectations for our students. We expect students to read and comprehend a variety of genres and informational texts, as well as communicate ideas through writing. We expect students to use critical thinking skills to solve problems. We expect students to develop the knowledge and skills to become a productive and successful member of the community by continuing their education at the post-secondary level or becoming a wage earner. We expect students to become dynamic citizens who adhere to the ideals of justice, equality and human dignity.

To ensure parent/community involvement in our school we hold open house, title I meetings, parent teacher conferences,and extra-curricular activities. Also, we have a very active PTO program. Parents are kept informed about progress through the use of INow that allows them to access student attendance, grades, and discipline reports. The school website and other social media outlets also allow parents to keep up with the happenings of the school. Parents are also kept informed through the use of School Cast that provides them with telephone calls, texts, and emails to update or inform them of related events and schedule changes. Teachers also use Remind 101 with students and parents.