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  • Free Public Schools

    Free Public Schools

    KIPP schools are tuition-free public schools and enrollment is open to all students. There are no academic or behavioral requirements for enrollment.

  • High Expectations

    High Expectations

    We create a culture of support and achievement and personalize learning based on a student’s needs, skills, and interests

  • Character Development

    Character Development

    We believe that our students need both a strong academic foundation and well-developed character strengths to succeed in college and the world beyond.

  • KIPP Through College

    Counselors support students as they prepare for college and career, and navigate social, academic, and financial challenges while in college.

Our Approach

KIPP Texas Public Schools are tuition-free, public charter schools open to all students. KIPP schools are united by a common mission, a commitment to excellence, and a belief that if we help children develop the academic and character strengths they need for college and choice filled lives, they will be able to build a better tomorrow for themselves, for their communities, for us all.

KIPP Texas is Team & Family

KIPP Texas is focused on educationally underserved communities, taking students to and through college to achieve choice-filled lives while fostering their character strengths, and empowering them to express their voices.

Elementary School

Personalized Instruction

Personalized Instruction

KIPP Texas teachers blend small-group instruction and technology in creative ways to personalize learning and keep children encouraged, engaged, and continuously learning.

Academics, Arts, and Physical Education

Academics Arts and Physical Education

Students in our schools explore and learn all day long. Art, extracurricular, and physical education activities that offer unique opportunities for growth and development are incorporated throughout the school day. Each school decides on the best-fit activities for their KIPPsters.

Team & Family Matters

Team-&-Family-Matters

Students, staff, and parents come together regularly to celebrate student accomplishments, reflect on how we can improve, and talk about school happenings. It’s a fun and meaningful way to build a stronger school community while we reinforce character values.

Middle School

Character Development

Character Development

We know that success in life depends on both academics and character. We help students foster character strengths that are essential for their own success and well-being. And we empower them to express their voice to improve the world around them.

Independent Thinking

Independent Thinking

KIPPsters take advantage of opportunities to foster and develop independence to prepare them for college and beyond. From student-led discussions, to analyzing texts, to researching and visiting local colleges, KIPP students grow by stepping out of their comfort zone and succeeding in new situations.

Communication Between Staff, Students, and Families

Central to our students’ success is great communication. Strong relationships between families, students and teachers are just part of our DNA at KIPP. That’s why teachers are in touch so frequently, and in so many ways, like sending positive text messages to parents about their child’s character growth, or helping students with homework when requested.

High School

Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities

Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities

KIPP high schoolers explore interests and develop passions in classes like Film Production, Dance, or Theatre Arts. In addition to core classes, our wide-range of electives and extracurricular activities give KIPPsters a well-rounded and engaging high school experience

College Level Preparation

What’s the best way to prepare for college? Take a college course! KIPP schools offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses and International Baccalaureate Programming to prepare our graduates for the rigor of college.

Individualized College Counseling

Students work alongside their KIPP Through College advisor as they prepare for and select the right college and career for their needs and interests. This way, students have as many options as possible open to them when they graduate high school.

College & Career

Support After Graduation

Support After Graduation

KIPP Through College Counselors know what it takes for students to succeed in college and in their careers. They are always just an email or a phone call away to help navigate college applications, offer advice on college and career choices, or be a listening ear.

Real-world Experience

Networking events. Career nights. Mock interviews. Leadership training. Job shadowing. Internship opportunities. At KIPP Through College events, students gain exposure to “real world” opportunities

Connections

With more than 90 college partners and a network of 12,000 KIPP alumni currently in college across the country, KIPPsters have connections on campus. Alumni stay in touch through in-person events and online social networking. They support each other as big milestones approach.

Personalized Instruction

KIPP Texas teachers blend small-group instruction and technology in creative ways to personalize learning and keep children encouraged, engaged, and continuously learning.

Personalized Instruction

Academics, Arts, and Physical Education

Students in our schools explore and learn all day long. Art, extracurricular, and physical education activities that offer unique opportunities for growth and development are incorporated throughout the school day. Each school decides on the best-fit activities for their KIPPsters.

Academics Arts and Physical Education

Team & Family Matters

Students, staff, and parents come together regularly to celebrate student accomplishments, reflect on how we can improve, and talk about school happenings. It’s a fun and meaningful way to build a stronger school community while we reinforce character values.

Team-&-Family-Matters

Character Development

We know that success in life depends on both academics and character. We help students foster character strengths that are essential for their own success and well-being. And we empower them to express their voice to improve the world around them.

Character Development

Independent Thinking

KIPPsters take advantage of opportunities to foster and develop independence to prepare them for college and beyond. From student-led discussions, to analyzing texts, to researching and visiting local colleges, KIPP students grow by stepping out of their comfort zone and succeeding in new situations.

Independent Thinking

Communication Between Staff, Students, and Families

Central to our students’ success is great communication. Strong relationships between families, students and teachers are just part of our DNA at KIPP. That’s why teachers are in touch so frequently, and in so many ways, like sending positive text messages to parents about their child’s character growth, or helping students with homework when requested.

Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities

KIPP high schoolers explore interests and develop passions in classes like Film Production, Dance, or Theatre Arts. In addition to core classes, our wide-range of electives and extracurricular activities give KIPPsters a well-rounded and engaging high school experience

Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities

College Level Preparation

What’s the best way to prepare for college? Take a college course! KIPP schools offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses and International Baccalaureate Programming to prepare our graduates for the rigor of college.

Individualized College Counseling

Students work alongside their KIPP Through College advisor as they prepare for and select the right college and career for their needs and interests. This way, students have as many options as possible open to them when they graduate high school.

Support After Graduation

KIPP Through College Counselors know what it takes for students to succeed in college and in their careers. They are always just an email or a phone call away to help navigate college applications, offer advice on college and career choices, or be a listening ear.

Support After Graduation

Real-world Experience

Networking events. Career nights. Mock interviews. Leadership training. Job shadowing. Internship opportunities. At KIPP Through College events, students gain exposure to “real world” opportunities

Connections

With more than 90 college partners and a network of 12,000 KIPP alumni currently in college across the country, KIPPsters have connections on campus. Alumni stay in touch through in-person events and online social networking. They support each other as big milestones approach.

EnrollmentFrequently Asked Questions

Austin Enrollment Information

The Austin 2019-20 lottery window begins on November 1, 2018 and closes on February 15, 2019. The lottery will occur on February 22, 2019.

All KIPP Texas Public Schools are tuition-free, public schools that are open to all students. For the 2019-20 school year, KIPP Texas – Austin is accepting applications for Kindergarten through 12th grade. There are no academic or behavioral requirements for enrollment.

Students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2019, in order to enroll in Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year. Applications must be received by February 15, 2019, to be included in our lottery. If we receive more applications than we have seats available, we will hold a lottery for the 2019-20 school year as required by law. Our lottery will take place on Tuesday, February 22, 2019.

Students who apply after the lottery will be added to the waitlist in the order in which their application is received.

We do not offer Pre-Kinder for our families for the moment. You can submit your child’s information on our portal and we will send you information on our schools as early as 3 years old but we do not currently offer seats for kids younger than 5.

Waitlists

During the open lottery period beginning November 1 and ending February 15, KIPP accepts student lottery forms to be placed into a lottery. If the number of children interested in a specific grade at a KIPP school exceeds the number of seats available for that grade, names are drawn through a random automated lottery process on February 22, 2019 and families will be notified of their admission status soon afterwards.

If there are not enough open seats available, children will be placed on a waitlist. If and when first served become available at each KIPP school, we will notify families in the order of where they are on the waitlist.

Waitlists do not carry over from one year to the next. You must fill out a new lottery form each school year.

After February 15th

After the open lottery period closes, families can continue to fill out an ‘interest form’ for KIPP online or at a KIPP school. Children of these families will be eligible for open seats available after the lottery on a first-come, first-served basis, and will otherwise be added to the waitlist.

If you have any questions, please email enrollment@kippaustin.org or call 512-953-7107.

 

Dallas-Fort Worth Enrollment Information

The KIPP Texas – DFW 2019-20 lottery window begins on November 1, 2018 and closes on February 15, 2019. The lottery will occur on February 22, 2019.

All KIPP Texas Public Schools are tuition-free, public schools that are open to all students. As an open enrollment district, there are no attendance zones and you do not have to live near a school to apply.

For the 2019-20 school year, KIPP Texas – DFW is accepting applications for Kindergarten through 12th grade. There are no academic or behavioral requirements for enrollment.

Students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2019, in order to enroll in Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year. Applications must be received by February 15, 2019 to be included in our lottery. If we receive more applications than we have seats available, we will hold a lottery for the 2019-20 school year as required by law. Our lottery will take place on Tuesday, February 22, 2019.

Students who apply after the lottery will be added to the waiting list in the order in which their application is received.

Waitlists

During the open lottery period beginning November 1 and ending February 15, KIPP Texas – DFW accepts student applications to be placed into a lottery. If the number of children interested in a specific grade at a KIPP school exceeds the number of seats available for that grade, names are drawn through a random automated lottery process on February 22, 2019 and families will be notified of their admission status soon afterward.

If there are not enough open seats available, children will be placed on a waitlist. If and when seats become available at each KIPP school, we will notify families in the order of where they are on the waitlist.

Waitlists do not carry over from one year to the next. You must fill out a new lottery form each school year.

After February 15th

After the open lottery period closes, families can continue to fill out an ‘interest form’ for KIPP online or at a KIPP school. Children of these families will be eligible for open seats available after the lottery on a first-come, first-served basis, and will otherwise be added to the waitlist.

If you have any questions, please email enrollment@kippaustin.org or call 512-953-7107.

Houston Enrollment Information

The Houston 2019-20 lottery window begins on November 1, 2018 and closes on February 10, 2019. The lottery will occur on March 1, 2019.

Each KIPP school is focused on, when possible, educating families in the community near the school. Families fill out a lottery form for each child for a specific KIPP school. We encourage families to fill out a lottery form for the KIPP school where they have priority to have the best chance of getting into a KIPP school.

If you live in Spring Branch ISD and wish to apply to KIPP Courage College Prep, please go to the Spring Branch ISD lottery site, located here. If you have questions, please call 713-251-3800.

Do you have more questions about the lottery for a seat at a KIPP Houston school? Please contact us at applyhouston@kipptexas.org or 281-879-3051.

Lottery Application Forms

Grades Pre-K 3 through 12

Important information that families MUST know about the lottery:

Please note that you can only enter one KIPP lottery application form for one KIPP school per child. In our new lottery system, we will only be able to accept the first form that you fill out for your child – if you have changes to make to the form after submitting it, please call KIPP Houston at 832-328-1051. Unfortunately, we cannot accept changes made in Apply Houston after your initial form has been submitted.

Information on lottery application forms (including age, addresses, if a child is a brother or sister of a KIPPster, or if a child is the child of a KIPP Houston employee) will be verified. Falsification of this information will result in your child losing priority.

Lottery Priority

Where open seats are available, children receive prioritization in the lottery for each KIPP school in the following order:

  1. Brothers and sisters of KIPPsters who live in the ZIP code zone for a specific KIPP school or who live outside of any KIPP ZIP code zone and children of KIPP staff
  2. All children who live in a specific KIPP school’s ZIP code zone
  3. Brothers and sisters of KIPPsters who are zoned by ZIP code to a different KIPP school that could serve that child’s grade level
  4. All children who live outside the ZIP code zone of the KIPP school to which they are applying

Waitlists

During the open lottery period beginning November 1 and ending February 10, KIPP accepts student lottery forms to be placed into a lottery. If the number of children interested in a specific grade at a KIPP school exceeds the number of seats available for that grade, names are drawn through a random automated lottery process on March 1, 2019 and families will be notified of their admission status soon afterwards.

If there are not enough open seats available, children will be placed on a waitlist. If and when seats become available at each KIPP school, we will notify families in the order of where they are on the waitlist.

Waitlists do not carry over from one year to the next. You must fill out a new lottery form each school year. If you have not heard from KIPP Texas – Houston by April 1, please contact the school whose lottery you applied for regarding your child’s lottery status.

If a child is not admitted through the KIPP Houston lottery, you may research other school options for your child by visiting Families Empowered, an organization committed to helping families find great public school options.

After February 10

After the open lottery period closes, families can continue to fill out an ‘interest form’ for KIPP online or at a KIPP school. Children of these families will be eligible for open seats available after the lottery on a first-come, first-served basis, and will otherwise be added to the waitlist.

After the lottery period, if you have already filled out a KIPP lottery form and are on the waitlist, please feel free to call 832-328-1051 to have your application moved to an open seat.

San Antonio Enrollment Information

The San Antonio 2019-20 lottery window begins on November 1, 2018 and closes on March 1, 2019. The lottery will occur on April 9, 2019.

All KIPP Texas Public Schools are tuition-free, public schools that are open to all students. For the 2019-20 school year, KIPP Texas – San Antonio is accepting applications for Kindergarten through 12th grade. There are no academic or behavioral requirements for enrollment.

Students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2019, in order to enroll in Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year. Applications must be received by March 1, 2019 to be included in our lottery. If we receive more applications than we have seats available, we will hold a lottery for the 2019-20 school year as required by law. Our lottery will take place on April 9, 2019.

Students who apply after the lottery will be added to the waitlist in the order in which their application is received.

We do not offer Pre-Kinder for our families for the moment. You can submit your child’s information on our portal and we will send you information on our schools as early as 3 years old but we do not currently offer seats for kids younger than 5.

Waitlists

During the open lottery period beginning November 1 and ending March 1, 2018, KIPP accepts student lottery forms to be placed into a lottery. If the number of children interested in a specific grade at a KIPP school exceeds the number of seats available for that grade, names are drawn through a random automated lottery process on April 9, 2019 and families will be notified of their admission status soon afterwards.

If there are not enough open seats available, children will be placed on a waitlist. If and when seats become available at each KIPP school, we will notify families in the order of where they are on the waitlist.

Waitlists do not carry over from one year to the next. You must fill out a new lottery form each school year.

After March 1

After the open lottery period closes, families can continue to fill out an ‘interest form’ for KIPP online or at a KIPP school. Children of these families will be eligible for open seats available after the lottery on a first-come, first-served basis, and will otherwise be added to the waitlist.

If you have any questions, please email applySA@kipptexas.org or call 210-880-8080.

I am having trouble submitting the application on School Mint, what can I do?

Contact us!
Austin – enrollment@kippaustin.org or 512-953-7107
Dallas-Fort Worth – enrollment@kippaustin.org or 512-953-7107
Houston – applyhouston@kipptexas.org 832-328-1051
San Antonio – applySA@kipptexas.org or 210-880-8080


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