KIPP NYC College Prep High School
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 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!
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 ensure student growth, as well as prepare students for rigorous college entrance exams. KIPP sets its passing grade at 75 vs. the statewide norm of 65 because research shows us our grade better aligns with college readiness. We offer honors classes and AP/SUPA courses that begin as early as their freshman year. This coursework allows the majority of our students to graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma and college credits.
College Advisory and Support
We provide a comprehensive college and career counseling department to ensure our students engage in enriching summer programming and enroll in the best post-secondary options for them. Students take part in a two-year College Readiness sequence, consisting of College and Career Readiness or Foundations of Career Development in junior year and Senior College Counseling in senior year. Through these courses, over 90% of our students take the SAT and 95% of our students matriculate to college.
Arts and Electives
As part of the school day, we offer a wide range of co-curricular activities starting at 3:15. Students enroll in arts elective classes as part of their schedule, including Band, Choir, Dance, Digital Media, Drama, Orchestra and Visual Arts.
KIPP NYC College Prep offers students physical education through baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, volleyball, and wrestling.