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Apply Now for the 2021-22 school year!

Your child’s journey to college and career readiness starts here—with an application! Check out this guide to our application process:


1

Apply

Jan. - March
2

Match

May
3

Enroll

May - June
4

Orientation

July - Aug.
5

First Day of School

September 2021
1

Learn about our schools

See what learning looks like at KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy in these videos—and explore our community resources.

2

Dive into the details

There is no cost to attend our public charter schools and no application fee or entrance exam. All students must be five years old by October 1, 2021 to be eligible for Kindergarten.

3

Apply!

 It only takes about 3 minutes through the Camden Enrollment System on SchoolMint.

4

Results

Our lottery will be held in May and we will provide you with an update on your admission status at that point.

5

Connect with our community

Admitted students will hear from us about attending our community Welcome Meetings (held virtually during COVID-19) and next steps for enrollment!

What Families Are Saying About Us

“My daughter has so many gifts inside of her. She’s seen that school can be a place where she feels safe and can express herself. Now she loves going to school. I’ve discovered a side of her I didn’t know was there. Knowing that she is in a place where she is loved & safe gives me a deep feeling of comfort.

I feel like I’m no longer alone in fighting for her future, but that I have a whole family alongside me.”

Awesome results to and through college

No matter how well students read, understand math, or stay on task when they are with us, we support them to and through college. Soon our alumni graduating college will double the graduation rate in Newark. See more about our results here.

Fun and whole-student learning

Sometimes the best learning comes from the social skills gained by interacting with the people around you. Longer school days mean more opportunities for culture and activities such as sports, reading, technology, or Spanish clubs and more. Students also earn trips to Washington DC, California, and colleges, to name a few.

Reaching all students in Camden

KIPP New Jersey schools are free and serve all students regardless of special needs, past attendance, grades, or any other factor. There is no test to get in; admission is via Camden’s open enrollment system. See more about student demographics and retention here.

Everyday access to technology

College applications, banking and so many other aspects of life require that we use computers, so we give students access to great technology and build it into every day.  See more about our results here.

KIPP, nationally-known great schools

Sometimes the best learning comes from the social skills gained by interacting with the people around you. Longer school days mean more opportunities for culture and activities such as sports, reading, technology, or Spanish clubs and more. Students also earn trips to Washington DC, California, and colleges, to name a few.

Longer school day and year

Our school days are from about 7:30 am – 4:00 pm (varies by school). Students have occasional Saturday school and begin the year in August. More time doesn’t just mean getting smarter faster. You’ll also find students staying after to visit during office hours or partake in one of dozens of sports and extracurriculars offered.

A New Kind of Public School

Through the Urban Hope Act, our four Camden schools, serving grades K-10, are renaissance schools: a new kind of public school in New Jersey that combines the autonomy of charter schools with a direct and cooperative relationship with the district. Such a partnership allows for increased funding and guaranteed admission to all students living in the surrounding community of all three schools. Over the next few years, KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy will grow to educate students in grades K-12, eventually educating more than 3,800 students across seven schools.

For more information about our schools and applying, please click here.

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