College Prep Course
All twelfth grade students at KIPP University Prep participate in a college prep course that involves a number of college preparation and transition components. During this class, students focus on resume creation, essay writing, data-driven research, one-on-one sessions with KIPP Through College Counselors, completion of admissions applications to at least nine colleges, completion of scholarship and FAFSA applications, and support of undocumented students in DACA enrollment and TASFA applications.
College Match Tool
KIPP Through College focuses on a simple truth: match matters. A growing body of research shows that choosing the right college can make or break a student’s chance of graduating. This is especially true for students from low-income communities, and even more so for those who are the first in their families to go to college. The KIPP Through College team meets one-on-one with students and uses a data-driven approach to find the schools that will be the right fit for each student. Take a sneak peek at our College Match Tool to see our work.
Pre-College Summer Programs
Through our college partnerships, KIPP receives a number of spaces for students in very competitive summer programs at institutions such as Brown University and Georgetown University. Students can be nominated by their teachers for these two-week, all-expenses-paid summer programs. KIPP Through College also has a Summer Programs Database that students can access to find out about more summer opportunities.
High School Alumni
As part of the KIPP promise, the KIPP Through College team supports all students who complete eighth grade at a KIPP San Antonio middle school, regardless of the high school they attend. A KTC counselor collaborates with other high schools to access and support our alumni’s college aspirations. Download this Alumni Info Packet for more information.