KIPP Colorado Schools is a network of free, open-enrollment , college-preparatory public charter schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in both college and life. We are part of the nationwide KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) network of 183 schools in 20 states and Washington, DC, serving approximately 70,000 students.
What We Believe
Since our founding, it has been our core belief that all students, regardless of their zip code or demographics, will learn and achieve. We are committed to serving the students who need us most and refuse to accept anything less than an excellent college-preparatory education for students from low-income communities.
What We Do
To create a great system of schools, it's essential that we all have our eyes on the same goal: college graduation. At KIPP, teachers, leaders, students, and parents are all united around this goal. By providing outstanding educators, an extended school day and year, our KIPP Through College program, and a strong culture of achievement, KIPP is helping all students build the skills needed to make it not only to, but through, college.
Why It Matters
The future of our country depends upon our collective commitment to providing all children with access to a great education. In particular, there is a level of urgency when we consider the challenges faced by the one in five children living in poverty in America, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. We need to work together to change the reality that a child in a more affluent community is seven times more likely to graduate from college than a child growing up in poverty.