Welcome to KIPP Texas!

Welcome to the
Team & Family!

We are excited to have you join our community for the 2024-25 school year!

Now that your student has received an offer to attend a KIPP Texas school, there are important next steps! You must accept your offer and complete your registration in SchoolMint in order to join us for the first day of school. Continue reading for information on requirements and next steps. When you’re ready, click the “Get Started” button below.


Next Steps
to Secure Your Child’s Seat

#1 Get Started: Log in to your SchoolMint account with your username and password. If you do not remember your password, there will be an available prompt to allow you to reset it.

#2 Accept Offer: Click ‘Accept’ next to your child’s name. Act quickly! We ask all families to accept or decline your offer within one week before it expires. Families will see a countdown on their SchoolMint account to when their offer expires. If your offer does expire, you will need to reapply. Once you accept your offer, you will automatically be directed to start the registration process.

#3 Complete Registration: Click ‘Register’ to start the required steps. Complete all registration documents within two weeks of accepting your offer. You can find the list of required documents and a step-by-step registration video below. If you still need additional help, you may call your new student’s KIPP school.

How to complete the registration process

Registration Documents


  • Student Birth Certificate
  • Student Social Security Card, if applicable
  • Recent Photo of Your Child
  • Updated Student Immunization Records
  • Parent/Guardian Current and Valid Government-Issued ID
  • Residency Information/Proof of Residency (Must be a utility bill (electric, water, or gas), lease, or mortgage statement.)
    *If you or your family are experiencing homelessness, please reach out to your school.
  • Proof of Guardianship, if applicable

Already Registered?

If you have already completed your child’s registration – congratulations – you’re on your way to a joyful start for the upcoming school year! We look forward to welcoming you. If you need anything in the meantime, please contact your school directly.

Back-to-School Bash Events!

New and returning families, we’re excited to invite you to our KIPP Texas Back-to-School Bashes!

These events will take place at our schools in all four regions: Austin, Dallas Fort-Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Please visit our Back-to-School Bash Blog to learn more!

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Need Additional Help?

Please contact your school directly or email:

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New-to-KIPP Frequently Asked Questions

When will I find out if my child's application was selected in the lottery?

After the lottery occurs on Monday, March 4, 2024, families will be notified via phone, mail, and/or email. There is no lottery event that parents must attend. On your application, please double-check your child’s birthday and the grade they will enter for the next school year, and the correct contact information. The contact information on the application will be used to inform you of your offer status.

I need help finding my offer and registering, who can I contact?

We are here to help every step of the way! Log in to your Schoolmint account to find your offer status and see the steps needed to register. If you still need help, contact us with questions any time by reaching out to your region’s Student Recruitment teams:

Austin:, 512-953-7107

Dallas-Forth Worth:, 214-448-5866

Houston:, 281-879-3051

San Antonio:, 210-880-8080

Are there admissions requirements at KIPP schools?

No, there are no academic or behavioral requirements for enrollment, Pre-K-12.

Does KIPP charge tuition to attend?

No. KIPP Texas Public Schools is an open-enrollment, free public charter school network. This means anyone can apply and attend our schools, without paying tuition.

There are requirements a family must meet to qualify for free Pre-K at KIPP Texas  – See next question on this FAQ list or visit

Who is eligible for free Pre-K at a KIPP Texas Public School?

To be eligible for enrollment in a free pre-kindergarten class, a child must be at least three years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year (if a 3-year old program is available) or four years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year (if only a 4-year old program is available) and meet at least one of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Is unable to speak and comprehend the English language; or
  • Is educationally disadvantaged (which means a student eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program); or
  • Is homeless, as defined by 42 U.S.C. Section 1143a, regardless of the residence of the child, of either parent of the child, or of the child’s guardian or other person having lawful control of the child; or
  • Is the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority; or
  • Is the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty; or
  • Is or ever has been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (foster care) following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code; or
  • Is the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as: a peace officer under Section 3106.002, Government Code; a firefighter under Section 3106.003, Government Code; or an emergency medical first responder under Section 3106.004, Government Code.

How can I stay informed about key dates and exciting news at KIPP Texas?

Stay up-to-date on KIPP Texas’ news and highlights by following us on Facebook | Instagram | YouTube.

How can I provide proof of residency?

Families may provide a utility bill (electric, water, or gas), lease or mortgage statement. Documents must show the current date, match the address, and be in the guardian’s/parent’s name.

I have accepted and registered, what's next?

Welcome to the KIPP Team & Family! Your school will contact you to attend a Welcome event where you will get important information needed for the first day of school. We look forward to meeting you! If you have any questions until then, feel free to contact your school. (Summer orientation in July)

When is the first day of school?

The 2024-25 school year begins on Monday, August 12, 2024. Visit our 2024 -25 Academic Calendar page to view important dates for the upcoming school year.

Does my child need to wear a uniform?

Yes, all KIPPsters wear a school uniform. Your student’s school will inform you of the needed uniform requirements.

Will transportation be offered?

Free transportation is offered with community bus stops for all our schools with the exception of KIPP CONNECT Houston which is within walking distance to the local neighborhood. For more details and to identify the best bus stop for your family please go to

What if I applied after the application deadline?

Applications received after February 26, 2024, will be placed on the waitlist in the order in which they are received. We will be making offers off the waitlist on a daily basis as seats become available.

My child was put on the waitlist, what does that mean?

If the number of children interested in a specific grade at a KIPP Texas school exceeds the number of seats available for that grade, names are drawn through a random, automated lottery process.

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 the waitlist. We will be making offers off the waitlist on a daily basis as seats become available.

I want to be a new KIPPster but my family missed the deadline to apply for the lottery. Do we have to wait until next school year to apply again?

No. We accept enrollment applications year-round. It is never too late to start the process to join the KIPP Team & Family!

Applications received after February 26, 2024, will be placed on the waitlist in the order in which they are received. We will be making offers off the waitlist on a daily basis as seats become available.

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