KIPP Through College » Middle & High School

Middle & High School

The KIPP Through College program provides support and guidance to students beginning in 8th grade. KTC staff support students through high school as they complete college applications, submit financial aid applications and make big decisions about their futures. The following is a typical scope of activities for KIPP Through College.

8th grade
  • Students complete the Education Opens Doors curriculum to ensure that they are equipped with knowledge to be successful in high school
  • Students participate in college campus visits
  • Students research and evaluate high school options and complete a OneApp to attend high school


9th grade and 10th grade
  • Students plan their courseload, participate in extra-curricular activities and monitor their GPA
  • Schools and the KTC team arrange college visits to help students and their families learn about college options
  • Students prepare for the ACT with study and test practice
  • Students spend summers working, participating in internships and volunteer activities
  • Families track financial and tax documents for Financial Aid purposes


11th grade
  • Students complete the ACT at least twice
  • Students visit campuses of colleges to which they plan to apply
  • Students and families create college wish lists which include at least nine schools
  • Students apply to summer visit or 'fly in' programs at colleges and universities
  • Families track financial and tax documents for Financial Aid purposes
12th grade
  • Students complete applications to at least 9 target schools that match their goals and academic profiles
  • Students complete the Federal Application For Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Students visit colleges to which they have applied
  • Students have regular one–on–one meetings with their KTC Counselor
  • Families are in regular contact with the KTC Counselor through out the application and decision making process
  • Students make final college match decisions by May 1