KIPP Texas - San Antonio

KIPP University Prep High School

Grades Served
Grades Served 9-12
Founded
Founded 2009
Teachers
Teachers 60
Students
Students 800

KIPP University Prep High School offers the world’s premier college-preparatory curriculum: the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, completed in the junior and senior years. All students participate in pre-IB classes, including at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course beginning their freshman year.

All courses are open to all students regardless of their academic performance, ability to speak English, or placement in Special Education or 504 programs, setting UPrep’s IB program apart from the vast majority of IB programs around the world.

Students have the opportunity to earn college credit through IB classes and to complete their IB KIPP diploma; students participate in an introductory philosophy course called Theory of Knowledge, complete a portfolio of Creative, Activity, and Service (CAS), and write an extended research essay on a topic of their choice. In addition to the world-class IB curriculum, UPrep is proud to offer one of the state’s few dual-credit Mexican-American Studies classes through a partnership with Palo Alto College.

Abby Morton-Garland

School Leader

"Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats


Abby Morton-Garland is the School Leader at KIPP University Prep. She graduated with honors from Baylor University in 2003 with a degree in History and Political Science. She holds a Masters in Educational Leadership from Trinity University. After an award-winning teaching career at schools in Guatemala, the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas, Ms. Morton-Garland moved back to her hometown of San Antonio in 2013. She became the School Leader at KIPP University Prep High School in July 2014 and has lead the school to become KIPP’s only International Baccalaureate World School, a program that provides open-enrollment access to the IB Diploma program. Students who earn the prestigious IB Diploma are legally entitled to 24 credit hours in Texas public universities.

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