Once students are promoted from KIPP TRUTH Academy to high school, they become KIPP DFW alumni and begin working with their KIPP Through College team on a regular basis to successfully navigate through high school and prepare for college. KIPP students prepare for college by taking SAT/ACT prep classes, AP classes, leadership workshops, summer programs, frequent visits to colleges and universities, and enrichment activities, all of which are in addition to their rigorous college-prep curriculum. By senior year, many have already planned out their college essays, have letters of recommendation in hand, and know exactly to which colleges they’ll be applying.
Once KIPP alumni embark on their college journeys, the KIPP Through College (KTC) team helps them to reach college graduation and prepare for successful careers. Program activities include: student and parent meetings; student and parent workshops; college visits; assistance with course and major selection; alumni social events; collaboration with college counselors; and additional resources and enrichment.
Support from KTC ensures KIPP students stay on the journey through college graduation and beyond.
KIPP TRUTH Academy alumni have been accepted to the following colleges:
Austin College, Albright College, Assumption College, Baylor University, Bryn Mawr College, Colgate University, El Centro College, Emroy University, Evergreen State College, Hiram College, Hobart & William Smith College, Lafayette College, Louisiana State University, McPherson College, Middlebury College, Mountain View College, Oberlin College, Paul Quinn College, Ripon College, Stephen F. Austin University, St. Edward’s University, St. John’s University, Southern Methodist University, Southwestern University, St. Mary's University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas State University, Texas Women’s University, University of Houston, University of Texas at Tyler, University of Texas at Dallas, University of New Haven, University of North Texas at Denton, University of North Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at San Antonio, Vanderbilt University, Wells College, and Wesleyan College
Released on April 28, 2011, The Promise of College Completion: KIPP’s Early Successes and Challenges reports the college outcomes for our earliest KIPP students. It also examines our early lessons learned in supporting KIPP students through college, and shares the ways we are addressing the challenges of college completion.
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