In keeping the promise it makes to students and families, KIPP
New Orleans Schools’ KIPP Through College program ensures students – at
all levels and in a range of schools – remain on the path to college.
The mission of the program is to build a college-going culture and a
community of students who are prepared for success in college and
The goal of KIPP Through College is three-fold: 1) KIPP middle school
graduates will attend a college-prep high school, 2) KIPP students and
alumni in high school will maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher in a
college-prep curriculum, and 3) KIPP alumni will earn a degree from a
post-secondary institution within six years of graduating from high
Students are supported by a full-time, school-based Director of High
School Placement and Alumni Support and regional KIPP Through College
Director. These individuals interact with colleagues across the KIPP
network as well as with high school counselors in Greater New Orleans.
They are members of the National Association of College Admissions
Counselors (NACAC) and coordinate annual meetings of the KIPP New
Orleans Schools Higher Education Advisory Board.