KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools operates free, open-enrollment, public charter schools. Admission to KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools is granted to students regardless of prior academic record, conduct, or socioeconomic background. If there are more interested students and families than space allows, a lottery is conducted for admission. More than 95 percent of our students are African-American and more than 75 percent are eligible for the federally reduced meal program.
To equip students with the academic skills, scholarly habits, and character traits necessary to be successful in top quality colleges and the competitive world beyond.
We believe that if you demand higher expectations, provide more time for learning, and hire excellent teachers and school principals, students will achieve at high levels.
KIPP schools share a core set of operating principles known as the Five Pillars:
High Expectations. Students, parents, teachers, and staff create a culture of achievement and support, an environment in which students are prepared for the rigors of high school and college.
Choice & Commitment. Everyone at KIPP makes a commitment to his or her school and to one another to put in the time and effort required to achieve success.
More Time. With an extended school day, week, and year, students spend more time in school learning and have more opportunities to engage in diverse extracurricular experiences.
Power To Lead. The principals of KIPP schools are effective academic and organizational leaders. They are free to innovate, make staffing changes, and swiftly move dollars, allowing them maximum effectiveness in helping students learn.
Focus On Results. KIPP schools relentlessly focus on high student performance on standardized tests and other objective measures, as well as emphasize continuous improvement in teaching and learning.
KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools is built on the premise that all children will learn if given the opportunities and supports to do so. We make a promise to support and guide each student as they “climb the mountain to and through college.” A college education is critical in today’s ever-changing global economy, as it nearly doubles an individual’s earning potential over his or her lifetime (US Census Bureau).
KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools provides an opportunity for students to develop solid academic and social skills that build the character habits necessary for success in college and in life. By helping our students close the educational opportunity gap, KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools plays a part in building a better tomorrow for our students, schools, and communities.