As the second KIPP school in Houston, KIPP 3D Academy was founded in 2001 by Dan Caesar to serve students from the North side of Houston on their journey to and through college. This fundamental goal is present in all we do at KIPP 3D Academy and it guides the work we do each day. The commitment to excellence made by each KIPP 3D student and faculty member has earned KIPP 3D recognition as a TEA Exemplary School as well as a membership on the TBEC Honor Roll. Our most significant successes, however, are the many KIPP 3D alumni currently achieving their goals in high schools and colleges around the country.
The mission of KIPP 3D Academy is simple, yet powerful: to provide students with the knowledge, critical thinking, and character skills required to prepare them for the rigors of competitive high schools, colleges, and the world beyond. Armed with these skills and achievements, students at 3D Academy recognize an outstanding education as the instrument to achieve personal success. The mission is not easily accomplished; the students of 3D Academy learn that there are no shortcuts to realizing these goals. Desire, Discipline, and Dedication are the core values of KIPP 3D Academy. The combination of these three principles creates an environment where students are pushed to their full potential both academically and socially. These values, along with a Commitment to Excellence made by each student, their families, and all faculty members, form the foundation upon which 3D students develop into successful young leaders prepared to climb the mountain to and through college.
At KIPP 3D Academy, our students engage in challenging and thoughtful coursework designed to prepare them for the rigors of college preparatory high schools and beyond. It is our belief that students learn best by doing and to that end we endeavor to provide hands on learning experiences through which students can take responsibility for their own learning. Additionally, we believe that a well-rounded education is a key to the success of our students and offer our students the opportunity to participate in a robust extra-curricular program including art, band, robotics, numerous athletic teams, yearbook, as well as other opportunities for leadership and personal development.