KIPP Delta Collegiate High

KIPP Delta Collegiate High School (DCHS), was founded in 2006 and is one of two high schools in the KIPP Delta Public Schools district. Teachers focus on building a strong skill set for college and life. DCHS currently serves 204 students in grades 9-12.

Named as the #2 high school in the state by US News and World Report in 2014, the academic program at DCHS is rigorous and intense. Priority is placed on the subjects of mathematics, science, social studies, English and the arts. The school also emphasizes civic engagement and leadership development. Students are required to volunteer 60 hours of their time in the community before graduation.

204 StudentsEnrolled @ KIPP Delta Collegiate High
86% Qualifyfor Free or Reduced Lunch
9% ReceiveSpecial Education Services
17 Teachers@ KIPP Delta Collegiate High
Grades 9-12Served @ KIPP Delta Collegiate High
Re-Commitment to Excellence

KIPP is a partnership between parents, students, and teachers that puts learning first. All three parties sign a learning pledge called the “Commitment to Excellence,” which ensures that each will do whatever it takes to help the student learn. When students matriculate to KIPP DCHS, they 
sign a "Re-Commitment to Excellence", further solidifying their dedication to 
climbing the mountain to college.

Student’s Commitment
Teacher’s Commitment
Parent / Guardian’s Commitment
  • I will maintain high expectations for myself by believing that I will make it to and through college and by setting rigorous personal goals such that I have the knowledge and skills to succeed in college and life.
  • I will uphold my commitment to DCHS by putting forth the requisite time and effort so that I meet my goals. This means I will complete all of my homework at home, will study in advance for any tests and quizzes, and will stay organized at all times. I will always follow all of the procedures and policies in the DCHS Handbook (including dress code) and will always act in the best way I know how.
  • So that I have more time on task, I will arrive at DCHS every day by 8:00 A.M. (Mon. – Fri.), or board a bus at the scheduled time. If I am going to miss school, I will follow the DCHS Handbook regarding attendance policies. I will attend field lessons and college visits on appropriate Saturdays.
  • I will demonstrate my power to lead by advocating for my learning within the classroom and by taking leadership roles in extracurricular activities and sports. I will model the KIPP Delta values both on and off campus. I understand that I must meet the expectations of KIPP DCHS so as to protect the safety, interests, and rights of all other individuals in the classroom. I know that I am responsible for my behavior and actions and if I make a mistake, I will tell the truth to my teachers and accept responsibility for my actions.
  • I will focus on results by earning the credits required for graduation, by earning “A”s and “B”s in my classes so that I may attend a college of my choice, and by preparing for standardized tests. I will ensure that I will register for, prepare for, and take the ACT. I will also apply to and enroll in precollege summer programs.
  • We will maintain high expectations by believing that all of our students will make it to and through college, by setting rigorous goals for each student such that they have the knowledge and skills to succeed in college and life, and by doing whatever it takes to ensure our students meet these goals.
  • We will uphold our commitment to our students and their families by making ourselves available regarding any concerns they might have; all phone calls and emails will be answered within one business day. We will always put forth the requisite time and effort to ensure our students meet their goals. We will always protect the safety, interests, and rights of all individuals in the classroom by taking ownership of our students at all times and in all ways.
  • To ensure that our students have more time on task, we will arrive at DCHS every day by 7:30 A.M. and will remain until at least 5:00 P.M. (Mon.-Fri.) We will come to DCHS on appropriate Saturdays and take eligible students on at least one field lesson per month. We will take students on an End of Year Field Lesson for one week in June, we will work at the school for one week in June and have two weeks of vacation in June. We will help our students achieve their goals in the months of July and August by teaching at summer school, doing credit recovery, and participating in professional development.
  • We will demonstrate our power to lead as the instructional leaders of our classrooms and also through leadership in extracurricular activities and sports. We will always model what we expect of our students, and will take initiative to create opportunities for our students outside the classroom.
  • We will focus on results by seeking out best practices and then using data-driven instruction to ensure that we are teaching in the best way we know how. We will ask for help when needed, collaborate with colleagues, and attend professional development classes, staff meetings, and department meetings as scheduled.
  • We will maintain high expectations for our child by believing that he/she will make it to and through college, by encouraging our child to set rigorous goals such that they have the knowledge and skills to succeed in college and life, and by doing whatever it takes to ensure our child meets his/her goals.
  • We will uphold our commitment to KIPP DCHS by making ourselves available to teachers and to the school administration and by ensuring that we return documents as requested. We will always put forth the requisite time and effort so that our child meets the expectations of KIPP DCHS. We will ensure that our child is organized and has the necessary supplies. We will make sure our child follows all of the procedures and policies in the DCHS Handbook.
  • So that our child has more time on task, we will take responsibility for ensuring that our child arrives at DCHS every day by 8:00 A.M. (Mon. – Fri.), or boards a bus at the scheduled time. If our child is going to miss school, we will follow the DCHS regarding attendance policies. We will ensure that our child attends field lessons and college visits on appropriate Saturdays and participates in precollege summer programs.
  • We will demonstrate our power to lead by advocating for our child’s learning within the classroom as well during his/her participation in extracurricular activities and sports. We will always model what we expect of our child, and will take initiative to create opportunities outside the classroom for our child. We understand that our child must meet the expectations of DCHS so as to protect the safety, interests, and rights of all other individuals in the classroom. We, not the school, are responsible for the behavior and actions of our child.
  • We will focus on results by staying abreast of our child’s academic performance in terms of his/her credit units, GPA, as well as his/her performance on standardized tests. We will ensure that our child is signed up for the ACT and that our child is enrolled in precollege summer programs.