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Enrollment for the 2024-25 school year is now open for grades K-12




Applications for the 2024-25 school year are now open for grades K-12.

If you are still interested in the 2023-24 school year, please contact [email protected]. If you are interested in the next school year, click the enroll now button above. 
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For additional information about our schools, visit the Bessie Coleman Academy, Impact Academy, VOICE Academy, and Bold City High School dedicated pages.

Fill in the form below or call us directly at 904-683-6643 to learn more!


What is KIPP and how was it started?
KIPP stands for the Knowledge is Power Program. KIPP began in 1994 when two teachers, Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin, launched a fifth-grade public school program in Houston, Texas. The original KIPP school quickly became one of the highest-performing public schools in the community. In 2000, Feinberg and Levin partnered with Doris and Don Fisher to establish the KIPP Foundation, focused on replicating the success of the original KIPP school across the nation.
What is a public charter school?
Charter schools are publicly funded, independently operated schools. Like all public schools, charter schools are tuition-free and open-enrollment and are funded primarily through tax dollars. Unlike all public schools, charter schools operate with more autonomy on the part of administrators and teachers. This freedom allows everyone to make changes to ensure that the child comes first.
What is KIPP Jacksonville?

KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools is a network of college-preparatory, public charter schools that prepares students to achieve their highest aspirations. Founded in 2010, we currently educate 2,500 students 4 schools. We are part of the national KIPP network of 255 schools that educates over 100,000 students in urban and rural areas across the country.

Why should I send my child to KIPP Jacksonville?

KIPP Jacksonville offers students growing up in Jacksonville a well-rounded education that includes an identity-affirming curriculum and extracurriculars, robust social-emotional support, and college and career counseling. Our college and career program called KIPP Forward supports KIPP Jacksonville alumni to prepare for and navigate their post-secondary journey. Nationally, students who attend KIPP schools graduate college at a higher rate than the U.S. average across all income levels, and a rate 3 times higher than the low-income average. We believe deeply that every student is capable of learning and set high expectations for all of our students while fostering a loving and welcoming school environment.

What grades does KIPP Jacksonville offer?

KIPP Jacksonville is currently enrolling in grades K-12 for the 2024-25 school year.

Who attends KIPP Jacksonville?

KIPP Jacksonville is open to all students free of charge. There are no admission criteria to attend KIPP Jacksonville. We primarily educate students living in the north and west sides of Jacksonville, but we are an open-enrollment school where all students may attend, regardless of where they live.

What is the process for applying?

KIPP Jacksonville has a lottery that opens each year in December and closes in April. After the lottery closes, applicants will be notified of their offer or waitlist status via text, email, and mail. *If the lottery date has passed, we accept applications on a first come first serve basis as long as seats are available, all other applicants will be added to the waitlist.

What are my child’s transportation options?

We are proud to continue to offer free bus transportation for all students K-12 at all KIPP Jacksonville Public schools. However, not all stops will be available to all grades at both campuses. Please click here for the proposed stops available for each school.
*This information is subject to change as we respond to the needs of our families.

How much does it cost to attend KIPP Jacksonville?

KIPP Jacksonville is a no-cost, tuition-free, public charter school.

What are my options for before and after school care?

Currently, we do not offer before and after care services for students.

Why does KIPP have a Lottery?

Lotteries are held to randomly select students to fill spots for the upcoming school year.

When is the Lottery? How is it conducted?

 During the lottery, names will be selected randomly by grade, with spots offered in the order of names selected. When the capacity for each grade level is reached, the remaining applications will be assigned a position on our waiting list in a randomized order. Only applications completed before the deadline will participate in the Lottery. Applications submitted after the Lottery are granted seats or added to the wait list in order of the date and time of their application. 

How are Lottery results verified as random?

KIPP utilizes SchoolMint, an automated enrollment software system that is fair, transparent, and complies with data privacy regulations. 

Is anyone given preference in the Lottery?

Yes. KIPP Jax provides preference to the following individuals

      Military Families

      Employee Students

      Siblings of Current KIPPsters

      Siblings who apply together as siblings 

      Students who live in targeted zip codes 

How am I notified of Lottery results?

On the day of the Lottery, families with an offer from a KIPP campus will receive a notification of their status via the preferred method of communication indicated on their application (email and/or text). All families can also see their offer status by logging into SchoolMint on Lottery Day. An initial round of offers will be sent on Lottery Day, but offers will continue being sent if seats become available. Families will also receive a follow-up call from their campus within a few days of receiving an offer.

I have a question about my notification. Who can I contact before taking action on my notification?

After the date of the Lottery, parents can direct any questions to our enrollment team. Please email them at [email protected]

If my child is not chosen during the Lottery and is placed on the waitlist, what are the chances that they will be accepted later?

If students are not admitted immediately during the Lottery, they are automatically placed on the waitlist. Throughout the spring and summer months, spots may become available. Enrollment is offered to the next student on the waitlist as soon as we have notice of withdrawal. If a parent declines an offer, we move to the next student on the waitlist until the seat is filled.

If my child is accepted at the Lottery, can I transfer to another KIPP school?

You must complete an application in SchoolMint indicating your new school preference for the following school year. Please get in touch with your current campus if you are interested in completing a transfer.


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