How to Enroll
KIPP schools are tuition-free, open-enrollment public schools. Students are accepted regardless of background or academic record on a first-come, first-served basis. If more students apply than spaces are available, students are admitted by lottery and then called off of a waitlist.
Who should apply?
We are now accepting applications for Kindergarten and First Grade at KIPP VOICE Elementary School for the 2013-2014 school year and applications for grades 5-8 at KIPP Impact Middle School for the 2013-2014 school year.(Note: we do not currently serve grades 2-4. We will continue to grow to serve these grades in the future.)
Applications submitted for KIPP entry grade levels of Kindergarten and fifth grade prior to 5:00pm on Friday, April 26th will be automatically added to the lottery for the 2013-2014 school year, to be held on Wednesday, May 1st. Applications received for 1st, 6th, 7th and 8th grade or applications received after 5:00pm on April 26th will be added to the waitlist. Our lottery is for KIPP entry grade levels (Kindergarten & 5th grade) and prioritizes students living in Northwest Jacksonville, but all students are welcome to apply. You will be notified of your child’s status within 10 days of the lottery. If selected, you will need to then complete the enrollment process and paperwork to maintain the spot.
When can you apply?
Applications are now open and available online! You may also come into our front office to fill out an application. All applications received prior to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26th will be automatically added to the lottery for the 2013-2014 school year, to be held on May 1st. Applications received for 1st, 6th, 7th and 8th grade or applications received after 5:00 p.m. on April 26th will be added to the waitlist.
At KIPP Jacksonville schools:
- Parents are encouraged to be involved and contribute
- Teachers have the freedom to innovate and never give up
on a child
- Students work hard and come to school ready to learn
We help students learn by:
- Creating a safe and structured learning environment
- Requiring parents, teachers, and students to all sign a Commitment to Excellence form that sets clear expectations
- Extending the school day, week, and year
- Offering an hour of instrumental music and PE every day for middle school students
- Offering performing arts and Rosetta Stone foreign language labs in Kindergarten & 1st
- Organizing exciting and enriching end-of-year field lessons
- Having teachers available by cell phone after school for homework help
- Holding students accountable for behavior as well as academic success
To learn more about enrolling in a KIPP Jacksonville school, please contact the school.
"I've never seen schools that operate with the level of discipline, structure, enthusiasm and rigor that I've seen at these KIPP schools around the country. They create a total, high-demand education culture."
Michael Lomax, CEO, United Negro College Fund (UNCF)