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Welcome to Kent Innovation High

WE ARE an Incubator of Innovation for Students & Educators!

Summer Hours Information

The office will be closed for the summer effective June 10, 2016. You may leave a message/request by calling the KIH mainline at 616.363.8010 and a staff member from KCTC will assist or direct your request to the appropriate personnel. Dr. Mitchell is available by appointment only.


We are very different from traditional high schools. With a focus on project-based learning and collaboration with both students and teachers, Kent Innovation High  demonstrates some of the best thinking in the country about teaching and learning. Success for all students is a driving goal of this "lab" school, which serves as a learning laboratory for teachers and administrators who want to innovate back in their own schools.

From the glass walls and integrated presence of technology, to the ongoing teamwork of students and just-in-time facilitated learning, the physical and cultural environment is designed to:

  •    Personalize learning for all students
  •    Increase the relevance of academics to foster student engagement
  •    Cultivate the student voice so students "own" their education
  •    Foster trust, respect and responsibility among students and staff

Based on a national model out of Napa, California called The New Tech Network , this school serves as an incubator of innovation for all our schools. Students from all of our districts attend and their educators come to learn and innovate.

Watch this video for a Sense of what it's like here!

Please come visit us and see us in action!


We're conveniently located on the Kent ISD campus, parking LOT 3. Look for the Innovation High sign on the building! 


Contact the main office at 616.363.8010 for more information.

Kent Innovation High is located in a wing of the Kent Career Technical Center. Because of this, we follow their drill schedule .

All doors at KIH are locked. Parents/guardians/family members, visitors and students must enter through the main office. We appreciate your cooperation.




The Summer Innovation Jam scheduled for August 10, has been postponed due to transportation issues. Please watch for updates.


We are accepting applications for 9th and 10th grade students for fall. Before applying, students must "shadow" and parents are required to tour the facility. Please email Dr. Brandy Lovelady Mitchell at  brandyloveladymitchell@kentisd.org to schedule a tour during the summer. Click here for our application.
* We do occasionally accept 11th grade students. Please contact us for more information.  


Acceptable Use Policy
Medication Administration Form
Pesticide Notice
2016-2017 Student and Parent Handbook 
Field Trips
Principal's Leadership Team Application

See our staff overview here


PowerSchool Parent Portal
Please note: Parents must complete permissions, important medical emergency and contact information each year through PowerSchool. Click here for Instructions. If you have a KIH PowerSchool account, start on step 3 of the instructions. If you have forgotten your PowerSchool login or password, click "Having Trouble Signing In?" on the sign in page.

Check the calendar below for what's happening this month

or see our overview school calendar here.

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Kent ISD Kickoff