The KIPP College Partnership will connect Washington University to bright, young minds across the country, create a more diverse student body and deepen ties with KIPP St. Louis, which educates 1,200 students at its two elementary and two middle schools. Washington University is KIPP St. Louis’ public charter school sponsor.
Washington University in St. Louis leaders joined with local and state officials, educators and students to dedicate KIPP Victory Academy last month. The university serves as a sponsor of the KIPP charter school organization. This is its second school in St. Louis.
An innovative new initiative will bring 20 rising high school sophomores to the Washington University in St. Louis campus for three summers. The students will live on the South 40, take classes for credit and craft their college essays.
Women are underrepresented in the important fields of science, technology, engineering and math — minority women even more so. To help close the gender gap, Washington University will sponsor an innovate new charter school: the Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls, the first single-sex STEM charter school in St. Louis.
KIPP students are working hard to get into college. And yet, many have never visited a campus before. Organized by sorority and fraternity members, Greek Serve 2013: The KIPP College Experience gave KIPP seventh-graders a look at life on campus.
Senior Wandalyn Savala leads a discussion of the play The Giver with sixth-grade students from KIPP Inspire Academy in south St. Louis Jan. 14 at the Danforth University Center. KIPP students were on campus to view a performance of The Giver at Edison Theatre that morning and stayed for lunch and an activity centered around the themes of the play.