High School Placement
KIPP Minnesota provides high school placement services to our 8th grade students to ensure that all of our students attend college-preparatory high schools. Each KIPP 8th grader applies to at least three high school options. The KIPP Through College staff coordinates and advises students throughout the high school placement process, from initial wish list to matriculation. Finally, it is during 8th grade that students and their families learn about how KIPP Through College will support them during high school and to and through college.
High School Persistence
All alumni who complete 8th grade at KIPP receive free individualized guidance from his/her KIPP Through College alumni advisor. Our college-focused advising begins in 9th grade. Freshman and sophomore years are focused on adjusting to high school and getting off to a great start with a strong GPA.
KIPP Through College guides high school juniors and seniors to match to their future college, through building wish lists, completing college applications, and securing financial aid.
COLLEGE PERSISTENCE ADVISING
Throughout college, students are matched with a KIPP Through College advisor who tracks their progress in college and provides support as needed.
Choosing a College
At KIPP, we focus on College Match. The Five Keys below provide KIPPsters a framework to use during the college decision-making process to identify their best ‘match’ college. Students who “match” well are more likely to graduate within 4-6 years. Ideally, students think about these five keys long before they actually start to apply to college:
Our KIPP Through College Team:
KIPP Through College Director
Oversees KTC program, High School Placement, Advisor for KIPP MN Alumni in 12th Grade
(612) 845-9435 | firstname.lastname@example.org
KIPP Through College Assistant Director
Advisor for KIPP MN Alumni in 9th-11th Grade
(612) 412-5594 | email@example.com