Lottery for School Year Beginning August of 2016 is Now Open
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. KIPP does not “enroll” or “register” students like traditional public schools. You must submit a KIPP lottery form online to apply to a KIPP school. The KIPP Lottery opens on November 2, 2015.
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.
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 they are applying to.
Between November 2, 2015 and January 29, 2016, KIPP schools will accept student lottery forms. All of these forms will be placed into a lottery. If the number of children interested in a specific grade at a KIPP school exceeds the number of seats available for that grade, names will be drawn through a random automated lottery process on March 1, 2016 and families will be notified of their admission status soon afterwards.
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 where they are on the waitlist.
After the January 29 lottery deadline, families can fill out an ‘interest form’ for KIPP online or at a KIPP school, but will not be included in the lottery. Children of these families will be eligible for open seats available after the lottery on a first-come, first-served basis, and will otherwise be added to 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.
Starting this year, to apply to KIPP Courage, our middle school partnership with Spring Branch Independent School District, please submit your name through this form or follow the instructions to apply for the lottery on the Spring Branch ISD website. For more information, please contact KIPP Courage at 713.251.3800.