Serving students from KIPP NYC’s middle schools, KIPP NYC College Prep High School is a place where high standards and results go hand in hand. Inside and outside the classroom, students gain the academic knowledge, real-world skills, and character needed to succeed in college and beyond.
To and Through College!
KIPP NYC Collge Prep is 100% committed to getting our students to and through college. In June 2013, we celebrated the graduation of our founding class. Check out the video to hear their stories.
Students complete four years of math, science, English, and social studies, and at least three years of a foreign language. With clearly defined aims, our experienced and diverse staff implements varied lessons that account for multiple learning styles. NYC College Prep teachers design weekly tests and quizzes to monitor student progress, and address areas of weakness, as well as prepare students for rigorous college entrance exams. We offer 10 honors classes that begin in 9th grade, preparing students for our 11 AP courses that begin as early as their sophomore year.
College Advisory and Support
We provide a comprehensive college, internship, and career guidance department to support each student’s academic goals, character growth, and emotional needs. Students take part in a four-year College Readiness sequence of Speech and Composition, Logic and Reasoning, College and Career Readiness, and College Counseling. This coursework allows them to graduate with a KIPP College Prep Regents Diploma. KIPP sets its passing grade at 75 vs. the statewide norm of 65 because research shows us our grade better aligns with college readiness.
Arts and Electives
As part of the school day, we offer a wide range of co-curricular activities starting at 3:15. Starting in their sophomore year students enroll in arts elective classes ranging from Afro-Cuban drumming to Zumba. We offer students a variety of mentally and physically stimulating co-curricular options including: Chess, Cooking, Dance, Fashion Design, Martial Arts, Music, Track, Yearbook, and more.
KIPP NYC College Prep offers students physical education through aerobics, badminton, baseball, basketball, dance, handball, hiking, football, ultimate frisbee, golf, lacrosse, martial arts, pilates, ping pong, self-defense, softball, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and weight training.