KIPP Minnesota 2019-2020 Enrollment Deadlines and Process


Current students are automatically enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year unless their parents notify the school that the student will not attend KIPP next year. KIPP will honor sibling preferences if openings are available in a class and an Application Form has been returned to the school.


KIPP will hold a lottery for openings for the 2019-2020 school year on February 22, 2019.  As a result of the February lottery, openings in each grade will be filled until each grade reaches maximum capacity. Siblings and children of staff have preference as per state law.   APPLICATION FORMS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4:00 p.m. on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15th, 2019 IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE LOTTERY.

After the lottery, open spaces will be filled by lot from all applicants in the applicant pool with a completed Application Form. Once a student has accepted a space in the school, sibling preference applies for other siblings in that family.

Students admitted to KIPP will be placed in the appropriate grade based on their age and previous schooling. KIPP will not accept a student for kindergarten unless they are at least five years old by September 1 of the school year in which they start kindergarten.


KIPP follows Minnesota Statues 124D.10 (Subd. 9) in its enrollment practices. The text of the law is provided below.

A charter school may limit admission to:
(1) pupils within an age group or grade level;
(2) pupils who are eligible to participate in the graduation incentives program under section 124D.68; or
(3) residents of a specific geographic area in which the school is located when the majority of students served by the school are members of underserved populations.
A charter school shall enroll an eligible pupil who submits a timely application, unless the number of applications exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade level, or building. In this case, pupils must be accepted by lot. The charter school must develop and publish a lottery policy and process that it must use when accepting pupils by lot.
A charter school shall give enrollment preference to a sibling of an enrolled pupil and to a foster child of that pupil's parents and may give preference for enrolling children of the school's staff before accepting other pupils by lot.
A charter school may not limit admission to pupils on the basis of intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, or athletic ability and may not establish any criteria or requirements for admission that are inconsistent with this subdivision.
The charter school shall not distribute any services or goods of value to students, parents, or guardians as an inducement, term, or condition of enrolling a student in a charter school.

 KIPP does not discriminate based on age, disability, gender, ethnicity, economic status, religion or services needed.                                      

For additional information, contact KIPP Minnesota at (612) 287-9700.