KIPP NYC College Prep High School - KIPP NYC

KIPP NYC College Prep High School

Our high school builds on the key elements of our successful elementary and middle schools, including more time in school, a focus on student achievement and results, highly qualified and committed faculty, strong teamwork of families, students and teachers working together, and a school culture that supports learning and success.

To and Through College!

KIPP NYC College Prep is 100% committed to getting our students to and through college. Check out the video of the class of 2017 talking about how they’re ready to go to college!

Academics

Academics

Students at KIPP NYC College Prep can graduate with a Regents or Advanced Regents Diploma. Students complete four years of English and social studies, and at least three years of math, science, and a language other than English. Our school places special emphasis on completing the required coursework and tests to earn an Advanced Regents Diploma, based on the belief that students meeting this higher standard will be prepared to successfully enroll and pass entry-level college coursework. To receive an Advanced Regents Diploma, students must pass take and pass nine Regents exams: English, three Math, Global History, US History, two Science, and a language other than English. Over 90% of our students enroll in rigorous Advanced Placement (AP), Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA) or Honors courses. Students have the choice of 17 AP courses and 4 SUPA courses, which can earn them college credits, along with 14 honors courses.

Academics

College and Career Counseling

We provide a comprehensive college and career counseling department to ensure our students engage in enriching summer programming, develop individual career plans, are fully prepared for the SAT college entrance exam, and go on to enroll in a college or career opportunity that meets their interests, abilities, and financial needs. Students take part in a two-year College Readiness sequence, consisting of College and Career Readiness (CCR) or Foundations of Career Development (FOCD) in junior year and Senior College Counseling (SCC) in senior year. Through our coursework and counseling, we have seen amazing results:

  • over 85% of our students participate in at least one summer opportunity
  • over 90% of our students take the SAT, with over 100 points of growth on average from beginning to end of our College and Career Readiness course
  • over 95% of our students matriculate to college, with over 50% earning spots in supportive and competitive Opportunity Programs, over 70% of our students enrolling in a college that is ranked as Competitive or higher, and over 75% receiving financial aid that fully covers the direct costs of their college
Arts

Visual and Performing Arts

We offer 21 different art electives in Visual Arts, Graphic Design, Music, Dance and Drama. We provide students with introductory, advanced and AP level courses. We currently offer AP Music Theory and AP Studio Art for our most advanced students. Our afterschool programs occur 3-4 times per week for about 2 hours each day depending on the specific activity or performance. We offer choir, dance, spoken word, drama, step, visual arts, yearbook, Fall play and Spring musical. Our students can participate and perform in over 10 school productions, competitions, and outside performances throughout the school year.

Athletics

Athletics

KIPP NYC College Prep offers a robust athletics program and was one of the first charter schools to compete in the Public School Athletic League (PSAL). We offer football, soccer, volleyball, cheerleading, basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, rugby and lacrosse. We have 19 varsity and junior varsity programs in total and 17 of them compete in the PSAL. Additionally, we offer intramural flag football, basketball and kickball to give students the benefits of team support in a less competitive setting. During the 2015-2016 school years, over 30% of our student body participated in our athletic program, and we won city championships in Men’s Varsity Basketball, Men’s Varsity Baseball and Women’s Varsity Rugby.