Interested families may apply by completing an online application during open enrollment.
Parents may apply to more than one school per application, based on grade level and school district availability.
Students must be eligible to attend the local school district in order to apply to attend a KIPP school in Metro Atlanta. Seven of our schools are located within the Atlanta Public Schools district, and KIPP South Fulton Academy is located in the Fulton County School System. Applications submitted with an ineligible address will not be approved. You may confirm your eligibility for the Atlanta Public Schools’ attendance zone or Fulton County Schools’ attendance zone.
Parents must submit one application per student. Multiple applications for the same student will be considered duplicates and discarded.
Multiple births (e.g., twins, triplets, etc.) may use one application and will be treated identically during the application, lottery, and waitlist process as long as the multiple birth students are applying to the same grade level. 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 applications received during open enrollment as follows.
Atlanta Public Schools
Priority 1: Student whose parent or guardian is an employee of KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools or is a member of the KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools Board of Directors.
Priority 2: Student who is a sibling of a student currently enrolled at a KIPP school in Metro Atlanta.
Priority 3: Student who matriculates from another KIPP school in Metro Atlanta.
Priority 4: Student who resides in the school’s charter attendance focus area(s). Students who live within the following zip codes will receive priority during the lottery for the school listed.
Fulton County Schools
Priority 1: Student who is a sibling of a student currently enrolled 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 KIPP South Fulton Academy’s focus area(s). Students who live within the attendance boundaries of the following Fulton County elementary schools will receive priority during the lottery.
Enrollment priorities will be verified before an application is approved and included in the lottery. These 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.
Lottery and Waitlist
If the number of qualified applications completed for a specific school during open enrollment exceeds capacity, a lottery will be held. 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.
Students who are offered a seat at one of their school choices may also be waitlisted at one or more higher-preference schools. The student will need to accept or decline the offered seat. If the student accepts the offered seat, the student will be removed from all waitlists. If the student declines the seat, the student will remain on the waitlist(s) for any higher-preference school(s) until a seat becomes available.
Students who are offered a seat at their first-choice school will need to accept that seat. If the student declines the seat, the student will be removed from the seated list and will not be placed on any waitlist.
Atlanta Public Schools
Applications will be accepted for all KIPP schools within Atlanta Public Schools from January 1 – March 15 at 5:00 PM. Applications received after March 15 at 5:00 PM will be added to our waitlist in the order they are received, but will not receive priority preference.
The KIPP schools within Atlanta Public Schools are KIPP WAYS Primary and Academy, KIPP STRIVE Primary and Academy, KIPP Vision Primary and Academy, and KIPP Atlanta Collegiate.
The lottery for these schools will be held on Thursday, March 16 – time and location TBD.
All families will be notified of the results of the lottery on Friday, March 17.
Fulton County Schools
The lottery for KIPP South Fulton Academy was held on Thursday, February 17. Applications are still being accepted and will be added to the waitlist in the order they are received. However, applications received after the lottery will not receive priority preference.
Post-Open Enrollment Applications
After the open enrollment period closes, 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
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