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We have never been more optimistic about our future. We recognize there is more work to be done, but KIPP’s progress to date has clearly demonstrated what is possible.

Our schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students

Our public charter schools are given more academic and budgetary flexibility than traditional public schools, and in exchange commit to deliver high-quality academic results for students.

KIPP’s Origins

KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) began in 1994 with 47 fifth-graders as a college-preparatory program housed within a public middle school in Houston, Texas. The following year, two new public charter middle schools opened in Houston and New York City. By 1999, these original KIPP schools were among the highest performing schools in their respective communities.

The KIPP Network

KIPP Jacksonville Schools is part of a nationwide network of non-profit, of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. The KIPP network has a 20-year track record of preparing students in educationally underserved communities for success in college and life.

There are 224 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia educating nearly 100,000 students on their path to and through college, careers, and life.

We believe that great teachers and school leaders, a supportive learning environment, and an emphasis on both academics and character are the foundation for student success, and we strive to provide these for every child.

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