If you are applying for the 2016-17 school year, please fill out a lottery form between November 2, 2015 and January 29, 2016.
KIPP Houston Public Schools (KIPP) is a tuition-free network of public charter schools. However, KIPP does not “enroll” or “register” students like traditional public schools. You must submit a KIPP lottery/interest form online to enter our process. KIPP Houston ran the lottery on March 2, 2015. We are still taking interest forms! For schools currently at full enrollment, your child will be placed on the waitlist. For schools still taking students, an interest form will qualify you for an open seat.
The following schools and grades are still actively seeking students:
|School Name||School Address||Grades Still Enrolling|
|KIPP ZENITH||11000 Scott Street, Houston, TX, 77047||Pre-K 3|
|KIPP Legacy||9616 Mesa Rd., Houston, TX, 77078||Pre-K 3, Kindergarten|
|KIPP Polaris and KIPP Voyage||9616 Mesa Rd., Houston, TX, 77078||5th grade|
|KIPP Northeast College Prep||9616 Mesa Rd., Houston, TX, 77078||9th grade|
|KIPP PEACE||5400 MLK Blvd., Houston, TX, 77021||Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, Kindergarten|
|KIPP Liberation||5400 MLK Blvd., Houston, TX, 77021||5th grade|
If you applied to the lottery between November 3, 2014, and January 30, 2015, we will notify you of your enrollment status by April 15.
Each KIPP school is focused on, when possible, serving families in the community near each school. Families fill out a form for a specific school. We encourage families to fill out a form for the KIPP school where they have priority based on ZIP code.
Where open seats are available, children receive prioritization in the lottery for each KIPP school in the following order:
1. Brothers and sisters of KIPPsters who live in the ZIP code zone for a specific KIPP school or who live outside of any KIPP ZIP code zone; and children of KIPP faculty and staff
2. All children who live in a specific KIPP school’s ZIP code zone.
3. Brothers and sisters of KIPPsters who are zoned by ZIP code to a different KIPP school that could serve that child’s grade level.
4. All children who live outside the ZIP code zone of the KIPP school in which they are applying.
Between January 30, 2015, and November 2, 2015, KIPP schools will accept student interest forms. For schools that currently have full enrollment, your child will be placed on the waitlist. If there are not enough open seats available at a KIPP school, children will be placed on a waitlist. If and when seats become available at each KIPP school, we will notify families in the order of the waitlist.
For High School (9th through 12th grade) families: Please make sure that you complete your High School Application Packet. Click the following link: High School Application Packet to print out a copy of this form.
Please note that for KIPP Courage, our middle school partnership with Spring Branch Independent School District, lottery runs from November 3, 2014 to February 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. KIPP Courage also prioritizes its lottery according to Spring Branch policies. For more information, please contact KIPP Courage at 713.251.3800.