KIPP Public Schools Partners With Verto Education

KIPP Partners with Verto Education to Provide An Experiential First Year Abroad Program   

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 14, 2022 – KIPP Public Schools is thrilled to launch an innovative partnership with Verto Education, allowing students to start college abroad before continuing their studies on campus. Verto is awarding additional scholarship opportunities for accepted KIPP students and providing 5 full-program scholarships.  

KIPP Alumni can now opt to spend their first semester or year of college in destinations like Prague, Buenos Aires, London, Dublin, and more while earning college credits that will transfer to any of Verto’s 70+ partner colleges. 

Verto’s model offers a once-in-a-lifetime educational and cultural experience, combined with admission to premiere partner colleges. With Verto, students earn official college credit through experiential learning, allowing them to stay on track to graduate in four years   

“Our partnership with Verto has expanded the postsecondary opportunities we offer to our alumni and gives them the chance to pursue learning around the world while continuing to make progress towards earning a degree,” said Ajuah Helton National KIPP Forward Director.  

 Structured around small class sizes, cultural-immersion, and project-based learning, Verto’s accredited general education courses bring subjects to life and help students gain clarity on their passions and academic interests. The most popular courses include Introduction to Business in London, Spanish language in Seville, Environmental Science in Costa Rica, and Art History in Florence.  

“I was always passionate about the opportunity to study abroad and my Verto experience made my dream a reality! I was able to take classes in digital photography in a natural setting in Costa Rica and study international relations, all while taking trips to go rafting, ziplining and even getting the chance to milk cows and learn how to make cheese,” said Terriana Hanserd, KIPP Nashville Class of 2021 student and Verto scholarship recipient.  

Verto students are set up for success and matched with College and Career Counselors, Academic Success Coaches, and faculty dedicated to supporting and mentoring them throughout their experience.  

For more information on Verto Education’s study abroad partnership with KIPP visit: vertoeducation.org/kipp. 

About Verto Education:  

Verto Education helps students discover themselves and the world around them by making education abroad a foundational and accessible part of a four-year college plan. With Verto, students can begin college with world-class academics in destinations like Italy, Spain, and Ireland– while gaining admission to Verto’s 70+ partner colleges, earning transferable college credits, and staying on track to graduate. Verto also makes college more accessible by offering need-based grants and merit scholarships for eligible students.  

Verto students walk away with much more than incredible memories and transferable credits; they gain the confidence, self-awareness, and global perspective needed to thrive in college and in life. Connect with us at vertoeducation.org.   

About KIPP: 

KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of 270 public charter schools dedicated to preparing students in educationally underserved communities for success in college and life. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. Started in 1994 as a middle school program, KIPP has since expanded to enroll over 115,000 students in all grades from PreK through high school. Nationwide, KIPP students complete their bachelor’s degree at three to four times higher rates than the average for students from low-income communities. Learn more at kipp.org.   

Press Contact:  
Choyce Miller 
cmiller@kipp.org 
 
 

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