Enroll Your Child
KIPP Vision Academy is a free, public charter school. Admission to KIPP Vision 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 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 Vision Academy.
Enrollment will open for the 2015-16 school year on January 1, 2015.
Open House Information
Open Houses will be held at KIPP Vision Academy on the following dates:
- Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.
Any student zoned to Atlanta Public Schools is eligible for enrollment in KIPP Vision 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 Vision Academy. Open enrollment begins on January 1, 2014 and ends at 5:00 pm on Friday, March 13, 2015.
The attendance zone for KIPP Vision Middle School is divided into three areas. First priority is given to children of families living in Focus Area 1, which is comprised of the 30315 zip code. If space allows, priority is given to children of families living in Focus Area 2, which is comprised of students living in the 30354 zip code. Focus Area 3 includes all areas within the APS attendance zone that are not within the 30315 or 30354 zip codes
Process for Lottery
If the number of applicants to KIPP Vision 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 application deadlines after which the number of applicants exceeds capacity. 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 Vision Academy serves grades five through eight. Any 4th grader zoned to Atlanta Public Schools is eligible to apply 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 Vision Academy beginning in 5th grade. In order to make the school available to as many students as possible, KIPP Vision Academy will continue to admit new students in upper grades if slots are available.
Where is the school located?
The school is located on McWilliams Road in Southeast Atlanta in the former Tull Waters Elementary School building.
What is a charter school?
KIPP Vision Academy 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 Vision 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 East Atlanta to meet their transportation needs. Families outside the school's designated transportation zone may need to provide their own transportation.