Kindergarten to 12th Grade

Now accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year!

KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy schools are joyful, academically excellent renaissance schools educating over 2,250 students in grades K-12 across 5 schools. We offer:

Excellent curriculum with dedicated teachers
No admission requirements
Free to apply and enroll (and takes only a few minutes!)
Education for all, including students with IEP’s
Free school supplies (for the entire school year!)
FREE college credits while in high school

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

About Our Schools

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Free College Credits, Career Support & More

Through internships, opportunities to earn valuable college credits while still in high school, and summer programs at top-ranked universities, students are well-prepared and supported in their college journeys. KIPP Forward’s career-readiness programming offers students the opportunity to learn valuable skills like writing a resume, mock interviews, and more.


A 2023 study by Mathematica showed that KIPP middle and high school students are 31% more likely to complete college than their peers who did not attend KIPP. The study found the effect was great enough to nearly close college completion gap between Black and Hispanic students and their peers.

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Reaching All Students In Camden

KIPP New Jersey Public 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.

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Our schools offer rich extracurricular programs. From athletics teams and dance classes, to photography or robotics club, our students are encouraged to discover their passions, connect to their communities and become lifelong learners.

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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, after school clubs and more.

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The KIPP Connection

We are part of KIPP, which has been around since 1994 and is the largest group of charter schools in the country. What that means is we get to share best practices to learn from each other and our long history. Each school we open makes us better equipped to meet the needs of all children.

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Wraparound Services

Our schools partner with community organizations to offer comprehensive wraparound services for students and families including mental and social emotional support services, after school programming, grocery distribution, family engagement events and more.

Ready To Complete An Application?

Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision and we’re here to help you every step of the way. Complete the form linked below and a KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy teammate will contact you directly. Please feel free to contact us at (856) 295-2988 or

Virtual School Tours

KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy is a family of 5 free, excellent renaissance schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue their dreams. We offer many ways to see all that KIPP has to offer. As you decide which school to send your child to next year, visit a KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy campus virtually at any time and discover what it’s like to learn at KIPP.

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Steps To Enrollment

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Applications are required for all interested students not currently enrolled in a KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy. For the best chance of being accepted, please select one our five schools (KIPP Lanning Square Primary, KIPP Lanning Square Middle, KIPP Hatch Middle, KIPP High School, or KIPP Sumner Elementary) as your first choice. Families can log into their account on OneCamden to see the status of their application at any time.


Congratulations! Your child has been offered a seat at a KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy school! Families will be notified by the new school within two weeks. In the meantime, please gather the required documents which may include:

  • Student’s birth certificate or Passport
  • Student up to date immunization records
  • Parent/Guardian Government Issued ID
  • Proof of Residency (See for more information)
  • Proof of Guardianship, if applicable 
  • KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy Registration Form (on PowerSchool Enrollment)

Each year, our current families must confirm their plan to attend KIPP the following school year and update their contact information. The re-enrollment window opens in early May.


Over the summer our schools host events to welcome students to our KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy family. Your child’s school will contact you directly with more information about event dates. It’s an opportunity for your child to meet their school leader and teacher, learn more about the school day, for parents/caregivers to complete any final forms, and have fun!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for more information about applying and answers to frequently asked questions.