Enroll Your Child
KIPP South Fulton Academy is a free, public charter school. Admission to KIPP South Fulton Academy 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 Fulton County 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 South Fulton Academy.
Applications for the 2016-17 school year will be available January 1, 2016
Important dates to remember:
January 1st, 2016- February 12th, 2016: Open Enrollment for 2016-2017 school year.
January 19th, 2016 from 6:00-7:30 PM: Prospective Parent Open House
January 27th, 2016 from 4:30-6:00 PM: Prospective Parent Open House
February 16th, 2016: KSFA Lottery Drawing - 6:00 PM KSFA Auditorium
Any student zoned to Fulton County Schools is eligible for enrollment in KIPP South Fulton Academy. KIPP is a four-year program, and therefore students are expected to commit to the school from 5th to 8th grade. Families are encouraged to enroll during their child’s 4th grade year (for 5th grade) as slots are very limited in upper grades. There is no academic prerequisite for admission to KIPP South Fulton Academy.
Parents who are interested in joining the team and family at KIPP South Fulton Academy should submit an Open Enrollment Lottery/Waiting List enrollment form. The open enrollment period will begin January 1, 2016 and will end on February 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm. At the end of open enrollment, we will choose students for admission by lottery. The first approximately 90-100 rising fifth graders picked will be offered a position. We expect to have a much smaller number of positions available for our sixth, seventh, and eighth grade classes, but those will also be chosen by lottery among eligible students who submit enrollment forms during the open enrollment period. Any students who are not admitted via the lottery will be added to the waitlist. Applications submitted after February 15 at 5:00 p.m. will be added to our waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis.
The lottery is open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
New Students with Siblings at KIPP South Fulton Academy
Parents who currently have students enrolled must submit the Open Enrollment Lottery/Waitlist enrollment form for siblings interested in joining the team and family at KIPP South Fulton Academy. Please check the box that indicates that a sibling is currently enrolled at KIPP South Fulton Academy.
Process for Lottery
If the number of applicants to KIPP South Fulton Academy 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. This lottery will be held on the school day following the enrollment deadlines after which the number of enrollment forms exceeds capacity.
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 South Fulton Academy is a 5th – 8th grade program. Any 4th grader zoned to Fulton County Schools is eligible to enroll for 5th grade. The school does not consider grades or test scores.
Because the KIPP experience is based upon a 4-year model, students are expected to commit to KIPP South Fulton Academy beginning in 5th grade. In order to make the school available to as many students as possible, KIPP South Fulton Academy will continue to admit new students in 6th grade if slots are available.
Where is the school located?
The school is located on E. Washington Ave in East Point, Georgia.
What is a charter school?
KIPP South Fulton Academy is a free public charter school. The school operates using public tax dollars and its charter is authorized by the Fulton County 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 South Fulton Academy.
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 South Fulton County to meet their transportation needs. Families outside the school's designated transportation zone may need to provide their own transportation.