KIPP Colorado Schools is a network of free college-preparatory public charter schools opened to all students. We are dedicated to preparing students in academically underserved communities for success in college and life. We are part of the nationwide KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) network of 209 schools in 20 states and Washington, DC, educating approximately 80,000 students.
Our mission is to equip our students with the academic skills and character strengths necessary to succeed in college and the competitive world beyond.
What We Believe
Since our founding, our core belief is that all students, regardless of their zip code or demographics, will learn and achieve at high levels. We are committed to educating students who need us most and refuse to accept anything less than an excellent college-preparatory education for students from academically underserved communities.
What We Do
To create a great system of schools, it’s essential that we all have our eyes on the same goal for all students: college graduation and a choice-filled life. At KIPP, teachers, leaders, students, and parents are all united around this goal. By providing outstanding educators, an extended school day and year, our KIPP Through College program, and a strong culture of achievement, KIPP Colorado is helping all students build the skills needed to make it not only to, but through, college and toward a life of choice and opportunity.
Why It Matters
The future of our country depends upon our collective commitment to providing all children with access to a great public education. In particular, there is a level of urgency when we consider the challenges faced by the one in five children living in poverty in America, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. We need to work together to change the reality that a child in a more affluent community is seven times more likely to graduate from college than a child growing up in poverty.