Enrollment FAQ

New Families and Students

If my child is offered a spot at a KIPP DC school, what documentation must I provide to secure my spot?

If you are matched to KIPP DC in Round 1 of the lottery, you must enroll your child by May 1. Beginning on April 3rd, families can provide proof of D.C. residency in person at your school, complete necessary form.  If you do not enroll your child by May 1, you may lose your space.

All new students must provide/complete the following documents during the registration process:

Required Forms:

  • Online registration with SchoolMint—your log-in information will be available at your school when you submit the documents listed below
  • Student’s long-form birth certificate (original)
  • Government issued identification of parent or legal guardian
  • Proof of legal guardianship (if applicable)
  • Copy of Individualized Education Plan (IEP)/504 plan (if applicable)
  • Copy of student report card / transcript from prior school
  • Oral and physical health certificates (encouraged, not required)
  • Proof of D.C. residency. The following are common ways to verify your residency:
    • D.C. Driver’s License and Car Registration (addresses must match)
    • Paystub with D.C. taxes withheld and a D.C. address (no older than 45 days)
    • Proof of D.C. Government Benefits (no older than 1 year)

What is the age criterion for students enrolling at KIPP DC?

Grade Minimum Age on 9/30/2017 Maximum Age on 6/1/2018
PreK3 3 4
PreK4 4 5
Kindergarten 5 6
1st Family must provide proof that student was promoted from previous grade 8
2nd 9
3rd 10
4th 11
5th 12
6th 13
7th 14
8th 15
9th 16
10th 17
11th 18
12th 19

Please note that PreK3 and PreK4 students must meet school readiness standards, including being potty-trained, by the first day of school or they are ineligible for enrollment.

Returning Families and Students:

All returning students must provide/complete the following documents during the re-enrollment process:

  • Proof of D.C. residency. The following are common ways to verify your residency:
    • D.C. Driver’s License and Car Registration (addresses must match)
    • Paystub with D.C. taxes withheld and a D.C. address (no older than 45 days)
    • Proof of D.C. Government Benefits (no older than 1 year)
  • Signed residency verification form (completed at school)
  • Oral and physical health certificates (encouraged, not required)