About This School
At KIPP NYC College Prep High School, we see each student as an individual, matching what sparks their curiosity with what and how we teach. We challenge their minds while nurturing their joy of learning. We prepare every student for college and celebrate all paths to a fulfilling life. We join together with families and communities, partnering to pursue the more just world we all want to see. Every day, College Prep students and alumni deploy their smarts and heart to break through any barrier that dares stand between them and the future they want. Together, they are lighting ever-wider paths to opportunity and change.
What Sets Us Apart
Students can graduate with a Regents or Advanced Regents Diploma and our school places special emphasis on completing the required coursework and tests to earn an Advanced Regents Diploma, based on the belief that students meeting this higher standard will be prepared to successfully enroll and pass entry-level college coursework. To receive an Advanced Regents Diploma, students must take and pass nine Regents exams: English, three Math, Global History, US History, two Science, and a language other than English. Over 90% of our students enroll in rigorous Advanced Placement (AP), Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA), or Honors courses. Students have the choice of 19 AP courses and 4 SUPA courses, which can earn them college credits, along with 13 honors courses.
College and Career Counseling
We provide a comprehensive college and career counseling department to ensure our students engage in enriching summer programming, develop individual career plans, are fully prepared for the SAT college entrance exam, and go on to enroll in a college or career opportunity that meets their interests, abilities, and financial needs. Students take part in a two-year College Readiness sequence, consisting of College and Career Readiness (CCR) or Foundations of Career Development (FOCD) in junior year and Senior College and Career Counseling (SCCC) in senior year.
Visual and Performing Arts
We offer a multitude of art electives in Visual Arts, Graphic Design, Music, Choir, Dance and Drama. We provide students with introductory, advanced and AP level courses. Our after-school programs offer choir, dance, spoken word, drama, step, visual arts, yearbook, Fall play, and Spring musical. Students can participate and perform in nearly a dozen school productions, competitions, and outside performances throughout the school year.
KIPP NYC College Prep offers a robust athletics program and was the first charter school to compete in the Public School Athletic League (PSAL). We offer football, soccer, volleyball, cheerleading, basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, track, and lacrosse. We have varsity programs and junior varsity programs, totaling more than a dozen interscholastic sports teams. Additionally, we offer intramural flag football, basketball, and kickball to give students the benefits of team support in a less competitive setting. Approximately a quarter of our student body participates in our athletic program, and we have won city championships in Football, Men’s Varsity Basketball, Men’s Varsity Baseball, and Women’s Varsity Rugby.
We provide our students with meals that are nutritious, delicious, and most importantly, homemade in the school’s state-of-the-art kitchen by professionally trained chefs. The kitchen staff includes College Prep alumni and students’ family members. All meals for students are free; we provide breakfast and lunch at no cost. Breakfast options include cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit, and assorted bagels, as well as a hot breakfast. For lunch, we offer a main entree that consists of a protein, grain, and a vegetable with assorted fruit options. Students can build their own salad at our salad bar, or try a prepared salad. Fresh milk and filtered water are available with every meal. In addition to our standard menu, we also offer vegetarian and vegan options every day.
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