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2012-2013 Annual Report Success in College and in Life.

Paris Clark with the KIPP Bloom team in the summer of 2013.

Dear Friends of KIPP Chicago, When I entered the fifth grade, my family saw potential in me to not only excel in school, but to excel beyond that. KIPP was the guiding light to not only build upon my foundation of discipline, academic excellence, and character but to nurture me to grow into the woman I am today. The long hours of 7:45am until 5:00pm were only a small example of what college would be like. From KIPP, I attended North Lawndale College Prep High School on the west side where I graduated number three in my class. From there I transitioned to my new establishment, Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. College has not been a piece of cake with a cherry on top, but it was those humble beginnings and lessons on determination that kept me going through it all. KIPP has also brought a wonderful mentor in my life that I can call on at any time, and has also been a guiding light in my trek through college. KIPP has also been gracious enough to bestow alumni with internship opportunities to work within the KIPP network. This summer I had the pleasure of working with the phenomenal Ms. Ellen Sale to open KIPP Chicago’s newest school, KIPP Bloom on the south side of Chicago. Through this opportunity I was reminded of the “magic” of KIPP, and how a couple of people can change the lives of a family forever. KIPP is an awesome program, and I could not see my life without it. Sincerely, Paris Clark

Paris Clark in 2003

KIPP Through College Service Offerings

Beginning in 7th grade, KTC provides alumni with the tools to succeed in high school, college and the competitive world beyond by providing oneon-one student meetings, financial aid counseling, life skills training, mentoring and college guidance. IN MIDDLE SCHOOL: The KTC team provides assistance navigating the high school application process to find the best fit college prep high school for every KIPPster. IN HIGH SCHOOL: The KTC team tracks and supports alumni, assisting with the high school transition process. The team prepares students for college with college counseling at our Alumni Suite, as well as financial aid and scholarship support in a one-onone setting. IN COLLEGE: The KTC team stays in contact with our college alumni, tracking student achievement. During school breaks, the team continues one-onone counseling, offering financial aid workshops and support, as well as social events. KTC offers assistance with the transfer process for students attending two year colleges and in preparation for graduation, we assist with career awareness and resume building.


students currently in middle school


alumni currently in high school


alumni currently in college

High School Placement Class of 2017


students promoted from 8th grade


accepted to college prep high schools

KIPP Ascend Middle School promoted 74 members of the Class of 2017 from eighth grade in the Spring of 2013. Of these 74 students, 100% are currently enrolled in high school.

Members of the Class of 2017 attend such schools as: Christ the King College Prep Culver Academies (IN) Fenwick High School Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep Holy Trinity High School John Marshall Senior High School (MN) Loyola Academy Noble Network of Charter Schools St. Joseph High School Walther Lutheran High School Westinghouse College Prep

Two A Better Chance Scholars

Two Daniel Murphy Scholars

Four LINK Unlimited Scholars

To and Through College Classes of 2011-2013

91% High School Graduation*


College Matriculation*

*Includes Class of 2011 and 2012

There are currently 168 KIPP Chicago alumni enrolled in colleges and universities around the country. The Classes of 2011 and 2012 have a combined five year high school graduation rate of 91%, with a college matriculation rate of 88%. *Data for the Class of 2013 will not be final until Fall 2014.

College Matriculation Rate High School Graduation Rate

Cumulative 2011 and 2012



KIPP Alumni attend such colleges and universities as:

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High School Placement

High School Persistence

College Placement

College Support

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From left to right: Catrina Clayton, Anneisha Elerby, Peter Gooden, Jia Pratt, Elly Leman

High Schools

Attended by KIPP Alumni Academy of Scholastic Achievement Alan B Shepard High School Aspira Early College High School Belvidere North High School Cedar Hill Collegiate Academy Chandler High School Chicago Academy High School Chicago Bulls College Prep Chicago High School for the Arts Chicago Hope Academy Chicago Talent High School Chicago Waldorf School Christ the King College Prep Clark High School Collins High School Culver Academies Curie High School DRW Trading College Prep Elmwood Park High School Fenton High School Fenwick High School Fond Du Lac High School Foreman High School Foxcroft Boarding High School Gage Park High School Golder College Prep

Gwendolyn Brooks High School Henry Ford Powerhouse Holy Trinity High School Homewood-Flossmoor High School HOPE Christian High School John Marshall High School John Marshall Senior High School Jones College Prep King College Prep Lane Technical High School Legal Prep Charter Academies Lincoln Park High School Little Village Lawndale High School Loyola Academy Magic Johnson Bridgescape Manley Career Academy High School Marine Math and Science Academy Morton Senior High School Muchin College Prep Noble Pullman College Prep Noble Street College Prep North Lawndale College Prep - Christiana and Collins Campus Oak Park & River Forest High School ORR High School Prologue Early College High School

Providence-St. Mel School Proviso East High School Proviso West High School Raby High School Rauner College Prep Regina Dominican High School Roberto Clemente Community Academy Rowe-Clark Math and Science Academy Schurz High School St. Joseph High School - Illinois Steinmetz College Prep The Cate School The Latin School of Chicago Trinity High School - River Forest UIC College Prep Urban Prep Academies - Bronzeville and West Campus Voise Academy High School Walter Payton College Preparatory Hs Walther Lutheran High School Waubonsie Valley High School Wells Community Academy High School Westinghouse College Prep Whitney Young Magnet High School

College and Universities Attended by KIPP Alumni

Alabama A&M University Alabama State University Blackburn College Carnegie Mellon University Case Western Reserve University Central Michigan University Central State University Clark Atlanta University Colby Sawyer College Columbia College Chicago Denison University DePaul University Devry University Dillard University Drake University Eureka College Grand Valley State University Grinnell College Harold Washington College

Harry S Truman College Howard University Illinois College Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois State University Indiana State University Joliet Junior College Kennedy King College Lake Forest College Malcolm X College Marietta College Marquette University McKendree University Monmouth College North Central College Northeastern Illinois Northern Illinois University Parkland College Prairie View A & M University

Richard J Daley College Robert Morris College Saint Edward’s University Saint Thomas University Shimer College Southern Illinois - Carbondale Southern Illinois - Edwardsville Southwestern Michigan College Spelman College St Petersburg College Tuskegee University University of Dubuque University of Illinois Springfield University of Illinois Urbana Champaign University of Minnesota Rochester University of Southern California Wartburg College Western Illinois University Wilbur Wright College

KIPP Through College Chicago Annual Report  

2012-2013 Annual Report for KIPP Through College Chicago

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