Online Application

Welcome to the KIPP Nashville 2017-2018 Online Application

You may submit applications for multiple programs. Please only apply to programs you are truly interested in attending.

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Enrollment FAQ

Can a single student apply to multiple KIPP Nashville Schools?

Yes. If your student will be attending a grade level that is served by more than one KIPP Nashville school, you are welcome to apply to multiple programs. To do this, you will need to complete two separate applications. After completing the first application, simply click the “Add Another Application for _____” button from the parent dashboard. 

Is there another way to submit an application other than online?

Yes. You may submit a paper version of the application. To obtain a hard copy of our application you may print a pdf here. You may also drop by the school or give us a call—we’d be happy to mail one to you. Our contact information is here.

Why do you require me to create an account?

By creating an account, you help us to track and communicate with you about new status updates on your applications. Creating an account also helps us to keep the family information that you share with us private and secure on the Internet.

 

What is a Charter School?

A charter school is an independently run, tuition-free public school that is allowed greater flexibility in operations in return for greater accountability for advancing student achievement. Charter schools were created to help improve our education system and offer parents another public school option to better meet their student’s educational needs. Here are a few things that differentiate KIPP schools:
  • College-preparatory focus plus programming to support students and families through college graduation
  • Emphasis on character development as well as high-quality academics
  • Longer school day and year
  • Commitment to a strong partnership with parents and families
  • Safe, supportive learning environment
  • High-quality teacher development and collaboration
For more information about charter schools, read “Public Charter Schools 101” on the Tennessee Charter School Center’s site: http://tnchartercenter.org/general/public-charter-schools-101/

Is my student eligible to apply for KIPP? Are there entry requirements?

KIPP Nashville is open to all students who are residents of Davidson County. For the 2015-16 school year, we are accepting applications for students in grades K-1 and 5-10. Enrollment is conducted through a random lottery that takes place in early January. There is no entry requirement to apply for or attend a KIPP Nashville school. We do not recruit students based on ability or performance, nor do we turn away students for any reason. Many of our students enter KIPP schools behind grade level in many or all subjects, but make great academic strides at KIPP.

Do you serve students with special needs and/or an IEP?

Yes! We are proud to serve students with special needs through our talented, multi-dimensional Student Supports Team. We provide learning opportunities for students of all abilities, included special needs, gifted, and English Language Learners. For questions about specific services for students, please contact our schools directly.

Do you provide busing or transportation?

Busing varies by school. We provide transportation for students at KIPP Nashville College Prep and KIPP Academy Nashville for students who live in our target zones. Currently, we do not provide busing for students attending KIPP Kirkpatrick Elementary School or KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School. However, many of our high school students utilize the free transportation provided by Nashville’s MTA services. For specific questions about transportation at any of our schools, please contact our schools directly.

When do your enrollment applications open for the 2017-2018 school year?

Our online application will be available on October 1st, 2016. We will also have paper applications available in any of our school offices.

What grades are available for the 2016-2017 school year? What about next year?

For the 2016-17 school year, our schools serve the following grades:
  • KIPP Kirkpatrick Elementary School: Grades K-1
  • KIPP Academy Nashville (middle): Grades 5-8
  • KIPP Nashville College Prep (middle): Grades 5-8
  • KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School: Grades 9-11
In the 2017-18 school year, our schools will serve the following grades:
  • KIPP Kirkpatrick Elementary School: Grades K-2
  • KIPP Academy Nashville (middle): Grades 5-8
  • KIPP Nashville College Prep (middle): Grades 5-8
  • KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School: Grades 9-12

When will I find out if my child is accepted once I apply?

KIPP Nashville conducts a random lottery in early January or February. Once the enrollment lottery is complete, we will reach out to your family using the contact information you provided in your application. You will receive a phone call and a letter in the mail. If you submitted an application for the 2016-17 school year and have not heard from us within three working days, please send us an email at Enroll@KIPPNashville.org. In your email, please include your name, email, phone number, your child’s full name, and the grade/school for which you applied.

What happens if I don’t apply before the lottery?

If you are not able to submit an application prior to the date of our lottery, you should definitely still apply! Your application will be placed next on the school’s waiting list, and someone will contact you as soon as a seat becomes available.

If I have other questions about enrollment, what is the best way to get answers?

Please send us an email at Enroll@KIPPNashville.org. In your email, please include your name, email, phone number, your child’s full name, and the grade/school to which you are interested in applying.