KIPP Through College provides the critically-important support to help students gain acceptance into the best colleges for their individual dreams and needs, and turn these hard-earned college acceptances into college degrees. Our KIPP Through College team provides guidance and support throughout the college admissions, choice, and financial aid processes. All KIPP Metro Atlanta alumni – whether they graduated from KIPP Atlanta Collegiate or completed 8th grade at a KIPP Metro Atlanta middle school – are supported by our KIPP Through College team. We also provide programming for lower grades, including college visits and parent education to help families get an early start on financial and other planning for college. KIPP Metro Atlanta’s commitment to our students does not end with high school graduation. We stay connected to our alumni throughout their college journey to make sure they have the academic, social, and financial supports they need.
Many of our students are the first in their families to apply to and attend college, and KIPP Through College provides critical support to our students and alumni and their families on this journey.
Our region supports over 1,000 alumni, including college-age alumni and high school students who graduated from one of our KIPP middle schools but do not attend KIPP Atlanta Collegiate. This is in addition to our student enrollment of over 3,250 KIPPsters who receive services from Kindergarten through twelfth grade.
Here’s what our alumni have accomplished so far:
93% of KIPP Atlanta Collegiate’s class of 2015 graduated high school on time (official Class of 2016 results coming soon!)
89% OF KIPP ATLANTA COLLEGIATE SCHOLARS HAVE MATRICULATED INTO COLLEGE, NEARLY 2X THE RATE OF STUDENTS FROM Underserved COMMUNITIES
$8,152,190 in scholarships awarded to our 2016 KIPP Atlanta Collegiate Graduating Class
68% of our first KIPPsters – the ones who founded our fifth grade program in 2003 –HAVE GRADUATED OR ARE STILL PERSISTING TO AND THROUGH COLLEGE
KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools is a network of free public charter schools serving students in the communities of West Atlanta, Southeast Atlanta, and East Point. Enrollment is open to all students; any student who qualifies for public school within Atlanta Public Schools or Fulton County Schools qualifies for KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools.