KIPP Atlanta Collegiate High School is a free, public charter school. Admission to KIPP Atlanta Collegiate is granted to students regardless of prior academic record, conduct or socioeconomic background. This means there are no academic requirements that need to be met for enrollment. The only enrollment requirement is that your child resides within the Atlanta Public Schools district. If there are more interested students and families than we have space for, a lottery is conducted for admission. Upon enrollment, you will be asked to sign the school's Commitment to Excellence which outlines the commitments you, your child, and your child’s teacher agree to make to ensure a successful experience at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate.
Enrollment for the 2015-16 school year will open on January 1, 2015.
Open House Information
If you would like to tour the facility and meet with a school administratior to learn more about the school, feel free to contact the front office (404) 574-5126.
Any student zoned to Atlanta Public Schools is eligible for enrollment in KIPP Atlanta Collegiate. KIPP is a four-year program, and therefore students are expected to commit to the school from 9th-12th grade. Families are encouraged to enroll during their child’s 8th grade year (for 9th grade) as slots are very limited in upper grades. There is no academic prerequisite for admission to KIPP Atlanta Collegiate. The open enrollment period begins on January 1, 2015 and ends at 5:00 pm on Friday, March 13, 2015. All current KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools middle school students must have a completed application form to be considered for enrollment.
Process for Lottery
If the number of enrollment forms to KIPP Atlanta Collegiate exceeds capacity, a random selection process will be used for admission, with first preference given to siblings of students already enrolled in the school as well as children of staff and teachers of the school. The lottery will be held on Monday, March 16, 2015.
After the lottery, interested parents can still submit enrollment forms; their children are added to our waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to attend?
KIPP Atlanta Collegiate High School will be serving students in grades 9-12 in the 2015-16 school year. Any 8th grader zoned to Atlanta Public Schools is eligible to enroll for ninth grade. The school does not consider grades or test scores.
Because the KIPP experience is based upon a four-year model, students are expected to commit to KIPP Atlanta Collegiate beginning in 9th grade. In order to make the school available to as many students as possible, KIPP Atlanta Collegiate will continue to admit new students in the upper grades if slots are available.
Where is the school located?
The school is located at 98 Anderson Avenue NW in West Atlanta at the former Turner Middle School facility.
What is a charter school?
KIPP Atlanta Collegiate is a free public charter school. The school operates using public tax dollars and its charter is authorized by the Atlanta Board of Education and the Georgia State Board of Education. Students are eligible for the same state and federal programs (including free or reduced lunch) at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate.
Are uniforms required?
Yes, students are required to wear uniforms each day. Uniform shirts are provided by the school for a small fee.
Is transportation provided?
The school is committed to working with families throughout West Atlanta to meet their transportation needs. Currently, students are issued MARTA passes.