DALLAS, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth (KIPP DFW) announced today its plans to open two new schools in the 2015-2016 school year as the next step in the organization's plan to expand to a total of 10 schools in southern Dallas by 2020 educating 5,000 Pre-K through 12th grade students when fully enrolled. Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, KIPP Truth Elementary and KIPP Destiny Middle School will open as the region's second elementary and second middle school to total four KIPP DFW schools.
"We feel a sense of urgency to increase the number of high-quality public school seats in southern Dallas, and this is one step in our plan to do so," said KIPP DFW Executive Director Quinton Vance. "This is an exciting time for us. Our continued growth is providing more and more students in southern Dallas access to a quality educational option, leading them to a life full of possibilities, which is our ultimate aim."
KIPP Destiny Middle School will be adjoined to the existing KIPP Destiny Elementary at 3663 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75237 and will serve 6th grade students in the 2015-2016 school year, adding one grade level per year until it becomes a fully enrolled 5th-8th grade middle school in 2019.
KIPP Truth Elementary School will open at 1545 S. Ewing Ave., Dallas, TX 75216, a newly purchased property that will be renovated and retrofitted to fit the school's needs. The school will serve students in Pre-K through 1st grade in the 2015-2016 school year and will grow to become a fully enrolled Pre-K through 4th grade elementary school by 2019. At full enrollment, these four KIPP schools will serve over 2,200 Pre-K through 8th grade students. KIPP DFW plans to open two additional elementary schools, two additional middle schools and two high schools for a total of ten schools in southern Dallas.
All KIPP DFW schools are enrolling now for the 2015-2016 school year with open enrollment requiring no academic or behavioral standards of applicants. Please visit www.kippdfw.org/enroll for more information.
About KIPP DFW
KIPP DFW is part of the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), a national network of 162 free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools serving more than 59,000 students in 20 states and the District of Columbia. KIPP DFW is currently comprised of two public charter schools serving elementary and middle school students within its charter area of 16 zip codes in the southern Dallas region. With high expectations for students and an extended school day and year, KIPP DFW builds a partnership among parents, students, and teachers that puts learning first and helps students achieve choice-filled lives. For more information, visit www.kippdfw.org.
SOURCE KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth