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.
Enrollment for the 2016-17 school year is open.
Open House Information
Open Houses for prospective parents will be held at KIPP South Fulton Academy on the following dates:
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 | 6:00-7:30 pm
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 | 4:30-6:00 pm
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. Open enrollment began on Friday, January 1, 2016 and ends at 5:00 pm on Friday, February 12, 2016.
The attendance zone for KIPP South Fulton Academy is divided into three areas. First priority is given to children of families living in Focus Area 1, which is comprised of the attendance zone for a subset of Fulton County elementary schools. If space allows, priority is given to children of families living in Focus Area 2, which is comprised of students living in the attendance zone for a secondary subset of Fulton County elementary schools. Focus Area 3 includes all areas within the Fulton County Schools attendance zone that are not within the attendance areas in Foucs Areas 1 and 2.
Interested families may apply by completing an online application during open enrollment.
- Eligibility: Students must be eligible to attend Fulton County Schools in order to apply to KIPP South Fulton Academy. Applications submitted with an ineligible address will not be approved and will not be included in the lottery. You may confirm your eligibility for the Fulton County Schools' attendance zone by clicking here.
- Duplicate Applications: Parents must submit one application per student. Multiple applications for the same student will be discarded.
- Multiple Births (twins, triplets): Multiple births may use one application form and will be treated identically during the application, lottery, and waitlist process. If multiple birth students are not applying to the same grade level, a separate application must be completed for each student.
Enrollment priorities will be applied to enrollment applications received during open enrollment as follows:
- Priority 1: Student who is a sibling of a student currently enrolled in at KIPP South Fulton Academy.
- Priority 2: Student whose parent or guardian is an employee or board member of KIPP South Fulton Academy.
- Priority 3: Student who resides in the charter attendance focus areas as described above.
Enrollment priorities will be verified before an application is approved and included in the lottery. Enrollment priorities are not applied after open enrollment closes; applications received after open enrollment closes are added to the end of the waitlist in order of receipt.
If the number of qualified applications completed during open enrollment to KIPP South Fulton Academy exceeds capacity, a lottery will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. The lottery is a random selection process and is held once each year. Following the lottery, families will be notified of their child's school seat or waitlist status.
After the open enrollment period closes on February 12th, interested parents may still submit an enrollment application. Applications received after open enrollment will place students at the end of the waitlist based on the order received. If seats become available after the lottery, they are filled by applicants, in order, on the waitlist.
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 an outside vendor 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.