KIPP Atlanta Collegiate is a tuition-free, public charter high school in West Atlanta. As the first high school to join the KIPP Metro Atlanta cohort of schools, we are focused on continuing KIPP’s track record of success in Atlanta Public Schools and pushing all of our scholars to college. KIPP Atlanta Collegiate High School educates more than 750 students in 9th grade through 12th grade.
It is the mission of KIPP Atlanta Collegiate (KAC) to provide rigorous academic and character skills that will ensure our students get to and through college with the resources to thrive in their future pursuits.
We are committed to ensuring that all of our students are academically prepared to go to and through college upon graduation. Research has shown that high school students who complete Advanced Placement (AP) coursework are significantly more likely to be successful in college. With that goal in mind, our curriculum has been designed to map towards The College Board’s AP program. This program allows students to take college-level courses in high school and, upon successful achievement on the AP exam, receive course credit at many institutions of higher learning. We have a goal that each major academic discipline has an AP target course that all students will complete prior to graduation (e.g. AP English Language, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP US History), but we also strive to offer a variety of elective AP courses (e.g. AP English Language, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish Language, AP Microeconomics, AP World History, AP Human Geography, AP Art History, and AP Music Theory) which will further expand and enhance a student’s education and learning.
We believe that the following components are necessary to empower students to define and develop their passions and determine their future goals:
A rigorous college-preparatory academic coursework and the support to master the material
More time in school and tutorial-based office hours
A daily, single-gender advisory that focuses on peer support and life strategies for increased academic success
Mandatory service-learning projects where students give back to their communities by partnering with a variety of local agencies
A structured learning environment and robust annual summer orientation for new students that prepares them with the skills and habits of mind necessary to excel in their first year
Explicit instruction in problem-solving and critical thinking
A commitment to having a positive influence on the community and greater world
Chanika R. Perry joined the KIPP family in 2015 and is currently the principal of KIPP Atlanta Collegiate (KAC) where over 90% of seniors graduate on-time and ready to matriculate into college. Prior to arriving in Atlanta, she worked in the New York City Department of Education for 10 years as a middle and high school English teacher, 12th grade level leader, and co-principal, student life. Ms. Perry has a BA in English Literature from her beloved Agnes Scott College, an MA in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and another MA in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University. She is currently working on her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Georgia State University.
Ms. Perry is a proud daughter, sister, and friend to some of the best people she’s ever known. Aside from school (and more school), she loves finding a good flight deal, discovering yummy plant-based restaurants, and reviewing books on Goodreads.
KIPP Atlanta Collegiate is grateful for the support of the following community partners:
Coca-Cola assists with fundraising initiatives, concessions, teacher appreciation activities, and senior recognition awards.
Project ENGAGES at Georgia Tech allows KAC students to participate in a high school science education program, performing full-time, college-level research at Georgia Tech where they are mentored by graduate students.
Interested in volunteering at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate? Please contact Office Manager Timolin Jefferson to request more information.
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KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools is a network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. We believe that great teachers and school leaders, a supportive learning environment, and an emphasis on both academics and character are the foundation for student success, and we strive to provide these for every child. Our schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students who live within the school district boundaries. Learn more about our schools and apply to join our team & family!