Mission

KIPP San Jose Collegiate provides a rigorous academic program to prepare students to enter and succeed in the nation’s finest four-year colleges and universities and the competitive world beyond. Our graduates will use their education and life experiences to make positive change in their own lives, within the East San Jose community, and among our global society.

History

KIPP San Jose Collegiate is a public charter high school located in East San Jose that is free, open to all students, and committed to preparing students for college and choice-filled lives. KIPP San Jose Collegiate opened its doors in 2008 and graduated its first class of seniors in 2012. Over 90% of KIPP San Jose Collegiate students matriculate to college.

Honors

KIPP San Jose Collegiate was recently named the #4 best high school in California in the 2017 US News and World Report’s ranking of the nation’s high schools.

Values

Leadership | Responsibility | Resilience | Excellence

School Profile

When I drop my girls off at school, or come to help the teachers, I can see that everyone is working together to help one another. Those are the same values I hold for my own family, and I have such confidence in KIPP to give my daughters the education I never had. With KIPP, I know that their dreams are possible. I will see my girls complete college and become whatever they want to be in the world.

Salvador Abundiz, Parent, KIPP San Jose Collegiate

Enrollment Information

Applications for the 2019-20 school year are now open for Grades 9-11. You can submit your online application here or visit the school to submit an application. Contact Patty Santiago, Operations Manager Phone:  (408) 937-3752 Fax: (408) 937-3755 Email: ksjc_info@kippbayarea.org

Student Community

488

Number of Students

9–12

Grades Served


98%
Students of Color

73%

Eligible for free or reduced-price lunch

8%

Receive special education services

6%

English language learners
What Makes KIPP Different?

With a focus on character and academics, our free public charter schools prepare students for success in college and opportunity in life.

High Expectations

Clearly defined and measurable high expectations for academic achievement and conduct that creates and reinforces a culture of achievement and support. We know that every student is different and we personalize learning based on a student’s needs, skills, and interests.

Strength of Character

We believe that our students need both a strong academic foundation and well-developed character strengths to succeed in college and the world beyond.

Highly Skilled Teachers & Leaders

We empower educators to lead school teams and invest in training to help them grow as professionals.

Safe & Structured Environments

Our schools provide a safe, structured, and nurturing environment so that our students thrive and maximize their learning.

KIPP Through College

Counselors support students as they prepare for college and career, and navigate social, academic, and financial challenges while in college.