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Empowering Success: Spotlight on KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy and KIPP Denver Collegiate High School

Posted on February 6, 2024

KIPP Colorado Public Schools take immense pride in our exceptional high schools, KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy (KNDLA) and KIPP Denver Collegiate High School (KDCHS). Both schools empower our students to seek ample opportunity and choice after graduation.

KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy (KNDLA)

Established in 2015 in Far Northeast Denver, KNDLA is a space for academic excellence and well-rounded students, grades 9 through 12. Our commitment to developing strong leaders and lifelong learners creates an environment where all students challenge themselves in Advanced Placement classes and myriad electives. KNDLA has a strong athletic program, Regis Groff Fusion, which competes in the Denver Prep League. Offering a diverse range of sports, including cross country, soccer, cheerleading, basketball, volleyball, and E-sports, KNDLA provides students with a well-rounded high school experience. Earlier this school year, the Regis Groff boy’s soccer team made it to the state semi-final championships and the girl’s cheerleading team went to the state championships!

KNDLA has earned recognition as the 12th-best high school in Denver, according to US News & World Reports, a testament to our commitment as educators, students, and families working together for a successful future.

KIPP Denver Collegiate High School (KDCHS)

Founded in 2009 in Southwest Denver, KDCHS has been a beacon of educational excellence for students in grades 9 through 12. Our commitment to fostering critical thinking, self-discipline, and leadership skills prepares students for college through our AP for All program, where 100% of 10th-12th grade students participate in at least one Advanced Placement class. This initiative not only prepares students for college but also positions them to earn valuable college credits which can help lower the cost of college attendance.

KDCHS also has a highly competitive sports program, competing with the top high schools in the state. We offer Cross Country, Baseball, E-sports, Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Soccer, and Boys and Girls Volleyball. This past year, our boy’s soccer team made it to the playoffs. KDCHS proudly ranks as the 6th best high school in Denver and an impressive 101st in the nation by US News & World Reports, reflecting our dedication to academic excellence and character development.

KIPP Forward: Paving the Path to Post-Secondary Success

Both high schools share a commitment to preparing students for life beyond high school through the KIPP Forward program. KIPP Forward offers academic, college placement, and career readiness programming, ensuring that KIPPsters are well-equipped for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. With dedicated Assistant Principals of College and Career and specialized College and Career Readiness classes for our juniors and seniors, KIPP Forward supports students emotionally and academically, supporting every high school student with the challenging transition from high school to post-secondary success.

KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy and KIPP Denver Collegiate High School stand as shining examples of educational excellence. The unique blend of rigorous academics, character growth, and extracurricular opportunities creates an environment where students not only thrive academically but also develop the skills and confidence needed for a choice-filled life. As these high schools continue to inspire and empower their students, they play a crucial role in shaping the leaders of tomorrow.

Both tuition-free, college-preparatory public charter high schools are enrolling today. Learn more here!

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