KIPP Austin Public Schools is a network of free, public, open enrollment schools for low‐income and historically underserved students in East Austin, Texas. Since 2002, KIPP Austin Public Schools has empowered students to strengthen the academic skills, intellectual habits, and character traits necessary to thrive in, and graduate from, four‐year colleges and universities, giving them the freedom to shape their futures and positively affect their communities. The students we target and serve are overwhelmingly low‐income and come from traditionally underserved ethnic populations in Austin, Texas. To meet the need of Austin's large and growing population of underserved students for high‐quality college‐preparatory education, KIPP Austin Public Schools will expand its network to include ten schools that serve students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Our growth plan calls for phased development of two feeder patterns of five schools each—two elementary (K through 4), two middle (5‐8) and one high school (9‐12); each school will be founded with its base grade, and grow by an additional grade each year. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin Public Schools will serve over 5,000 students.
KIPP Austin Public Schools is part of KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program (www.kipp.org). KIPP is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. There are currently 109 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving more than 32,000 students.
As one of the locally run KIPP regions, we at KIPP Austin Public Schools take a "No Shortcuts, No Excuses" approach to all we do, and combine that with high expectations and a desire for excellence. We look for the same from likeminded job applicants.
Schools in the KIPP Austin Public Schools network:
KIPP Austin College Prep middle school (5-8); established 2002
KIPP Austin Collegiate high school (9-12); established 2008
KIPP Austin Academy of Arts & Letters middle school (5, 6, 7); established 2009
KIPP Austin Comunidad elementary school (K, 1); established 2010
KIPP Austin Connections elementary school (K); established August, 2011
KIPP Austin will open two new middle schools, KIPP Austin Beacon Prep and KIPP Austin Vista, each starting with a 5th grade, in August 2012