We believe in challenging our students to reach their full potential, providing them with diverse advanced coursework options that prepare them for success in higher education and beyond.
At KIPP NYC College Prep High School, we are committed to providing our students with a robust and challenging academic experience that prepares them for the demands of higher education and beyond. We encourage our students to pursue the most rigorous courses available, fostering a culture of academic excellence and intellectual growth.
Advanced Placement (AP) Courses:
- Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, English Seminar, Government, Music Theory, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Studio Art 2D Design, Studio Art Drawing, US History, and World History.
Honors Level Courses:
- Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, English 1 and 2, Geometry, Global History 1, Heritage Spanish 2, Physics, Precalculus, and Spanish 2 and 3.
Dual Enrollment Courses: We collaborate with esteemed institutions such as Arizona State University, Howard University, SUNY Albany, SUNY Broome, SUNY Westchester, Syracuse University, and the University of Pennsylvania.
- Biology, Chemistry, College Algebra, College Psychology, College Writing, Computer Science, Film Analysis, Grit Lab, Hispanic Literature, Latin American History and Culture, Personal Finance, Precalculus, Public Affairs, Sociology, Statistics for our World, Technical Theater, and Universal Justice.
Pre-College and College Now Coursework:
- Students can participate in pre-college programs, including College Now, in partnership with CUNY and top-tier universities nationwide. This exposure has enriched their academic journey and inspired many to plan for undergraduate admission to prestigious institutions.
Extracurricular Activities: We encourage students to explore over 25 clubs and student organizations, fostering diverse interests and abilities. Additionally, our leadership programs promote student voice, community service, and peer mentorship. Please click here to see the list of our clubs & student organizations!
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 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 and junior varsity programs totaling over a dozen interscholastic sports teams. Additionally, we offer intramural flag football, basketball, and kickball to benefit students from 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 are committed to creating an environment where students thrive academically and personally.
Our college counseling team supports students’ journey toward higher education and meaningful career paths. We understand the importance of individualized guidance in shaping our students’ futures. 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 their junior year and Senior College and Career Counseling (SCCC) in their senior year.
The Workforce Development Staff ensures that our students are well-prepared for the demands of the professional world. The Career Counseling Staff also provides valuable resources and opportunities to guide students through their postsecondary years.
Our dedicated career counselors work with students from 5th grade onwards, helping them reflect on skills and passions. Students are exposed to meaningful summer programs, internships, and volunteer experiences.
KIPP Forward supports students in discovering what a fulfilling life means to them and then breaking through any barrier that stands in their way of achieving it. We help students choose and prepare for the educational and career paths that fit their goals and purposes. Once on their way, KIPP Forward teams help alumni tackle academic, social, and financial challenges they might encounter while pursuing their dreams.
We currently support over 2,000 high school students and over 4,200 high school alumni of KIPP, Achievement First, and a growing number of partner organizations through 1:1 advising and robust programming related to College and Career Readiness, College Success, and Career Services. Learn about our KIPP Forward program here.
Fresh Meals Everyday:
We provide our students with nutritious, delicious, and, most importantly, homemade meals in the school’s state-of-the-art kitchen by professionally trained chefs. The kitchen staff includes College Prep alumni and student’s family members. All meals for students are free; we provide breakfast and lunch at no cost. Breakfast options include cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit, assorted bagels, and a hot breakfast. For lunch, we offer a main entree that consists of protein, grain, and a vegetable with assorted fruit options. Students can build their 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 offer vegetarian and vegan options daily.
Plant and Environmental Club:
The Plant and Environmental Club are growing fresh herbs, like lettuce, tomatoes, kale, and parsley, in a vertical hydroponic system! When ready to harvest, they provide nutritious greens to the school’s kitchen to prepare meals for the KIPP NYC community.