Join Us Again Next Year!

Completing the re-enrollment process will secure your child’s seat for the 2023-24 school year. The re-enrollment window is January 9 – January 31, 2023.

Re-Enroll

Re-Enrollment Instructions

 

KIPP Texas students graduate college at a rate 4x higher than the national average

97% High school graduation rate across KIPP Texas

Staying with KIPP ensures that your child has aligned curriculum and builds academically every year

Required Documents

1. Immunization Updates

    • All families, please plan to upload the most up-to-date immunization records for your child(ren).

For Pre-K4 and 6th grade families, new vaccinations are needed for Kindergarten and 7th graders. Please upload the latest immunization records with these included. This is a required task.

2. Proof of Residency, if you have moved within the last 12 months:

  • Acceptable proof of residency includes: a utility bill (electric, water, or gas), lease, or mortgage statement
  • Undocumented families can submit a notarized letter stating residence with confirmation of lease or mortgage holder. Must show the current date, match the address, and be in the guardian’s name.
  • Find a Texas Notary here: https://www.texasnotary.com/find-a-texas-notary
  • TEA requires the document must be within 30 days of submission.

3. Guardian identification, if expired within the last 12 months. A current, non-expired Government-issued valid ID, i.e. Driver’s License

Alternative Document for Parent/Guardian Identification:

  • Passport
  • Out-of-Country Valid ID
  • Military ID
  • Certificate of Naturalization

Transfer

We believe that students, families, and schools are served by consistency, but we also recognize that family circumstances may mean that transferring schools is sometimes necessary. With KIPP Texas Public Schools, you have the ability to remain in our network of joyful, academically excellent schools even when life takes you to another area of our city or state.

Begin the Transfer Process

2023 -24 School Year Transfer Request Process

  • Families of current KIPP students must submit a transfer request online between January 9 – January 31, 2023, for the 2023-2024 school year. All requests will be reviewed by a regional transfer committee.
  • Re-enrollment documents must be completed in SchoolMint before making the transfer request.
  • Current schools will notify the families of the outcome of their request before the lottery on March 6, 2023.
  • Families must confirm whether they will continue with the transfer within 48 hours of their notice.
  • Receiving schools will welcome the family to their schools.
  • If you missed the original request window, additional requests can be made from April 3 – April 28, 2023, or July 10 – July 28, 2023. The later the request, the least likely space will be available at the requested school.

All requests will be reviewed and assessed based on the information provided. Transfers will be approved only if the request meets the following criteria and subsequent space is available at the requested transfer school. Transfers are not guaranteed.

  1. Families with students currently attending different K-8 / Pre-K-8 campuses
  2. Families with one or more students zoned to a different school than they are currently attending
  3. Hardship requests (must detail hardship in designated space on transfer form).

All other transfer requests (including preference due to facilities, sports programs, etc.) will not be approved. New to KIPP students may not request a transfer prior to attending a KIPP school. Please apply to the school you wish to attend.

Moving to another Texas city in or near Austin, Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio?

You can apply for a transfer starting January 9, 2022. All families applying for transfers must fill out the re-enrollment documents. You will need to select that your child is returning AND complete re-enrollment. If your transfer is granted we will move your registration over to the new school before the 2022-2023 school year begins. If you select that you are not returning, you risk your child’s seat being filled by a new KIPPster via the lottery process.

In-Year Transfer Requests

Begin the In-Year Transfer Process

We are accepting transfer requests for consideration from:

  • August 22 – 26, 2022
  • September 1 – 15, 2022
  • October 1 – 15, 2022
  • November 1 – 15, 2022
  • December 1 – 15, 2022
  • January 1 – 15, 2023
  • February 1 – 15, 2023

In-year transfers are only granted in the case of extenuating circumstances, where seats are available, and in the case of extenuating circumstances during the beginning of the school year and from September to February, taking into account the following criteria (in order of priority):

  1. The family is involved in hardship (family dynamic interruptions, abuse, illness, etc.), and enrollment at another KIPP Texas school will accommodate the family’s needs.
  2. The family moved within the last 30 days to a location more than 30 minutes away from the current campus and less than 30 minutes away from the desired campus; otherwise, families must wait until the following school year to request a transfer. Families will be required to provide documentation to confirm their new address.
  3. The student is in good standing.
  4. There is space available at the receiving school.

Please note that transportation for transfers is not guaranteed. Please contact your current school if you have any questions.

Re-enrollment Frequently Asked Questions

What makes KIPP Texas different?

At KIPP, teachers, students, and families are all united around the same goal—college graduation. Through our collective hard work and commitment, KIPP students complete college at a rate that is comparable to the national average for all students and four times higher for students from low-income households. Our success is driven by:

  • High Expectations: KIPP has clearly defined high expectations for academic achievement and conduct that create and reinforce a culture of accomplishment and support.
  • Strength of Character: Success in life depends on more than academic learning. We help students foster character strengths that are essential for their own success. We empower our students to express their voice with power and to improve the world around them.
  • Highly Skilled Teachers and Leaders: Great schools require great teachers and school leaders. We empower our school teams and invest in leadership and training.
  • Safe & Structured Environments: Physical and emotional safety is necessary for students to feel comfortable taking risks and learning from their successes and their mistakes. Our schools provide a safe, structured, and nurturing environments with minimal distractions so our students love school and maximize their learning.
  • KIPP Forward: KIPP schools ensure each student has the skills and confidence to pursue any path that leads to their highest aspirations. Our counselors support students to choose and prepare for a right-fit college or education path and a meaningful career.

Will transportation be offered at KIPP?

Transportation options vary by school.  For more details and to identify the best bus stop for your family please go to https://kipptexas.org/transportation/.

What grade levels are available for the 2023-24 school year?

  • KIPP Texas – Austin will offer Pre-K3 to 12th grade during the 2023-2024 school year in 10 schools. See the school map.
  • KIPP Texas – Dallas Fort Worth will offer Pre-K4 to12th grade during the 2023-2024 school year in seven schools located in East and South Dallas. See the school map.
  • KIPP Texas – Houston will offer Pre-K3 to 12th grade during the 2023-2024 school year in 34 schools located throughout the city. See the school map.
  • KIPP Texas – San Antonio will offer kindergarten to 12th grade during the 2023-2024 school year in seven schools located in West and Central San Antonio. See the school map.

I’m having trouble accessing SchoolMint. What can I do?

Contact us!

How can I prepare for completing the re-enrollment documents?

Is your child going into kindergarten or 7th grade next year? If so, you will be required to upload an updated vaccine record that includes the appropriate age-level immunizations. If you do not have this, we recommend that you reach out to your child’s doctor or check your child’s online medical file (e.g. MyChart, if you use Texas Children’s). You will not be able to continue to the next step of the re-enrollment process without this record. If vaccinations are still needed and you are looking for a provider, please contact your school’s health team for more information.

Did you move during this school year? If you moved, please contact your child’s school to provide them with your updated address. You will need to also upload a current utility bill, mortgage statement, or lease.

Is your parent/guardian ID expired? We require a photo of a current parent or guardian ID. Please make sure your ID, drivers license, or visa is not expired.  

What if I selected ‘Not Returning’ by mistake??  If you select that your child is not returning to KIPP next year by mistake, please reach out to your school’s front office team to change your status and begin your re-enrollment documents.  

Are you not returning next year? If you select that your child is not returning to KIPP next year, you will receive an email from us to help us learn what led you to this decision and how could better support you and your child. If you select that you are not returning, your child’s spot may be released to a new KIPPster via the lottery process.

What if I’m moving to another city outside of Texas? Great news! KIPP spans across 31 different regions in the United States. We would love to support you and your family in the transfer application process, if a KIPP school is located  in your new hometown. For additional information and to find other KIPP regions, visit www.kipp.org or contact us at Enroll.Help@kipptexas.org {add subject: Moving to another city outside of Texas to the link}. 

What if I’m moving to another city within Texas (in or near Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio)? You will be able to apply for a transfer starting January 10, 2022. All families applying for transfers must fill out the re-enrollment documents. You will need to select that your child is returning AND complete re-enrollment. If your transfer is granted we will move your registration over to the new school before the 2022-2023 school year begins. If you select that you are not returning, you risk your child’s seat being filled by a new KIPPster via the lottery process.  

Bus Transportation: The re-enrollment documents include all of the yellow bus stops available for your school, and allow you to select a bus stop for your child. It is our goal to offer the best transportation services to our students! If a bus stop is not available in your area please submit a “Bus Stop Request Form” to your school’s front office, which will be reviewed by our transportation department.

Transfer Frequently Asked Questions

How do I request a transfer?

Parents that would like to request a transfer can request it here.

If the transfer was not approved, does that mean that it will not get approved in the future?

No. We know that circumstances change. If your child’s transfer is denied, you are welcome to submit an appeal if you feel that your change in circumstances warrant another application.

When will the decision be made?

2023-24 School year transfer decisions will be communicated to families by their current school prior to the lottery on March 6, 2023.

How will I know if it was approved?

You will receive communication from your child’s school.

Who do I speak to if I have questions?

You may reach out to your school if you have questions about the transfer process.

Will all of my children be guaranteed a transfer?

No. We are unable to guarantee that all siblings will be approved for a transfer at the same time. Transfer spots will be allocated based on the number of available seats in each grade at each school.

Why was the transfer not approved?

KIPP Texas grants very few transfers each year. KIPP Texas prioritizes approving transfers based on extenuating circumstances and the availability of open seats. You may submit an appeal during the next transfer window.

Will transportation be offered?

This varies by school. Unless stated otherwise by the school, transportation will be provided for students that live within a school’s priority zone.

Have you moved during this school year?

If you moved, please contact your child’s school to provide them with your updated address. You will need to also upload a current utility bill, mortgage statement, or lease.

Is your parent/guardian ID expired?

We require a photo of a current parent or guardian ID. Please ensure your ID, driver’s license, or visa is not expired.

What if I’m moving to another city within Texas (in or near Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio)?

You can apply for a transfer starting January 9, 2022. All families applying for transfers must fill out the re-enrollment documents. You will need to select that your child is returning AND complete re-enrollment. If your transfer is granted, we will move your registration over to the new school before the 2022-2023 school year begins. If you select that you are not returning, you risk your child’s seat is filled by a new KIPPster via the lottery process.