KIPP Generations Collegiate (KGC) opened its doors the fall of 2011 and serves college-bound 9th - 11th-grade students from Houston’s North and East communities. The academic and co-curricular programs at KGC provide a college-preparatory experience that empowers students with the knowledge, skills, and mindsets to go to and through college.
At KIPP Generations Collegiate we believe that education provides choice for a future. We envision a generation of college ready critical thinkers who take responsibility for their learning and who contribute actively by giving back and paying forward. Our scholars will enter a college or university setting with an understanding that where they are from is very much a part of who they were meant to become, and the realization of their educational ambitions can change the trajectory of their futures, their family’s future, and the community from which they belong. We will generate graduates who will “be the change [we] wish to see in the world”.
“A New Generation of Hope”
Citizenship is one of KGC’s core values. To honor this value, we require our students to complete at least 80 hours of service learning activities to graduate. Instead of simply volunteering, our scholars integrate community service activities with an academic study to enrich learning, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen our community. Furthermore, we have at least one week during each school year devoted to service learning activities. At KGC, we believe that “We Lift as We Climb” and that our student’s successes are rooted in the successes of those who came before and after us. As a new generation of hope, KGC will seek to establish mentoring roles with its feeder middle schools, KIPP 3D Academy (North Houston) and KIPP Intrepid Preparatory School (East End).
KGC provides a rigorous college-preparatory education with an emphasis on reading, writing, and critical thinking. In addition to graduation requirements set by the Texas Education Agency, students at KGC will receive ongoing support to develop organizational skills and study habits that will enable them to be successful in college and beyond through our Collegiate Pathway. Students must gain acceptance into a four-year college or university as a high school graduation requirement. Our curriculum features:
- Texas College and Career Readiness Standards
- Four years of English, science, math and social studies
- Advanced Placement courses
- Dual Enrollment opportunities
- Summer learning opportunities and internships
- UIL Athletics
- Extended school day
- Community service and outreach
- College counseling program
- Senior Capstone Project and Independent Studies
- Spanish as a foreign language
- Student Leadership opportunities
- National KIPP Through College alumni Program
- Collegiate Fridays