KIPP Gaston College Preparatory is a free open-enrollment public charter school located in Gaston, North Carolina (Northampton County). KIPP Gaston was founded in 2001 by Caleb Dolan and Tammi Sutton and was one of the first KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) schools in the country. Growing from a single group of 80 students in 2001, KIPP Gaston now has over 600 students in grades 5-12 and is one of the highest performing public schools in North Carolina.
Everyone operates with the belief that all students, regardless of race or socio-economic background,
will (not can) achieve at superior levels when taught in a high-quality way. All students will be expected to graduate from high school and then attend and graduate from the college of their choice.
Commitment and Choice
We are a school of choice. Staff, students, and families must choose to commit to work harder, behave better, and think more in order to ensure academic success for all our students.
Students spend 67 percent more time in school than traditional students. Through an extended school day and year and Saturday classes, students benefit from additional time.Teachers are available after school to work with students.
Focus on Results
Everyone operates under the expectation that all students will do well on both state and national standardized tests. Standardized tests are the minimum. Students are focused on PSAT, SAT, college admissions, summer programs, scholarships and additional real world results.
Power to Lead
At KIPP schools we believe that great schools require great school leaders. KIPP Gaston principal has control over the school’s budget and personnel, allowing him maximum effectiveness in helping students learn.
Support - As a network of public charter schools, KIPP schools receive the majority of their funds from state and federal governments. However, KIPP offers much more than traditional schools, including an extended school day, week and year, field trips and extracurricular activities. To provide KIPP’s unique educational program, schools rely on support from community members, parents and local foundations. To learn more about how to volunteer or make a donation, please visit the web page for KIPP Gaston.
Apply to Teach - KIPP schools are always looking for motivated, passionate teachers. Learn more about becoming a KIPP teacher. Visit our Careers page to view current openings at KIPP schools across the country. Visit KIPP Gaston for more specific information about teaching at KIPP Gaston College Preparatory.
Enroll - Each KIPP school has its own individual process for enrolling students. Please visit KIPP Gaston to learn more about how to enroll.
KIPP is committed to equal treatment for all individuals. KIPP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.
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