What is KIPP?
KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in both college and life. While fewer than one in five low-income students typically attend college, more than 80% of KIPP students nationally have matriculated to colleges and universities. Nationally, there are now 125 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving more than 39,000 students. You can learn more about KIPP by visiting http://www.kipp.org.
KIPP Colorado’s mission is to equip our students with the academic skills and character traits necessary to succeed in college and the competitive world beyond. KIPP Colorado, like all KIPP regions, is locally governed and led and has a well-earned reputation for closing the achievement gap for underserved students in Denver. Our longer school days and school year give our students more time on task to successfully climb the mountain to and through college, while developing character strengths, extracurricular interests and individual talents along the way. Since opening with our first fifth grade class in 2002, KIPP Colorado has grown to operate three schools in Denver’s most underserved neighborhoods.