KIPP Delta College Preparatory

KIPP Delta College Preparatory School (DCPS) was founded in 2002 and is the inaugural school of the KIPP Delta Public School District. DCPS serves 305 students in grades 5 – 8. At each grade level students learn specific values, like open-mindedness, integrity, responsibility, and teamwork that help them climb the mountain to college. Teachers focus on building a strong foundation in math, reading, and science for every student, but our school provides students much more than a classroom education.

Our goal is that all of our students will be able to attend the college or university of their choice and find success not only in college, but also beyond.

305 StudentsEnrolled @ KIPP Delta College Preparatory
90% Qualifyfor Free or Reduced Lunch
7% ReceiveSpecial Education Services
22 Teachers@ KIPP Delta College Preparatory
Grades 5-8Served @ KIPP Delta College Preparatory
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.

Teacher’s Commitment
Parent / Guardian’s Commitment
Student’s Commitment
  • We will arrive at DCPS every day by 7:30 A.M. (Monday through Friday)
  • We will remain at DCPS until 4:00 P.M. (Monday through Friday).
  • We will come to DCPS on appropriate Saturdays at 8:30 A.M. and remain until 1:00 P.M.
  • We will teach at DCPS during the summer.
  • We will always teach in the best way we know how, and we will do whatever it takes for our students to learn.
  • We will always make ourselves available to students, families, and any concerns they might have.
  • We will always protect the safety, interests, and rights of all individuals in the classroom.
  • We will make sure our child arrives at DCPS every day by 8:00 A.M. (Monday through Friday) or boards a bus at the scheduled time.
  • We will make arrangements so our child can remain at DCPS until 4:00 P.M. (Monday through Friday).
  • We will make arrangements for our child to come to DCPS on appropriate Saturdays at 9:00 A.M. and remain until 1:00 P.M.
  • We will ensure that our child attends DCPS summer school.
  • We will always help our child in the best way we know how, and we will do whatever it takes for him/her to learn. This also means that we will check our child’s homework every night, let him/her call the teacher if there is a problem with the homework, and try to read with him/her every night.
  • We will always make ourselves available to our children, the school, and any concerns they might have. This also means that if our child is going to miss school, we will notify the teacher as soon as possible, and we will read carefully all the papers that the school sends home to us.
  • We will allow our child to go on DCPS field lessons.
  • We will make sure our child follows all of the procedures and policies in the DCPS Handbook.
  • We understand that our child must follow DCPS rules so as to protect the safety, interests, and rights of all individuals in the classroom. We, not the school, are responsible for the behavior and actions of our child.
  • I will arrive at DCPS every day by 8:00 A.M. (Monday through Friday) or board a KIPP bus at the correct time.
  • I will remain at DCPS until 4:00 P.M. (Monday through Friday).
  • I will come to DCPS on appropriate Saturdays at 9:00 A.M. and remain until 1:00 P.M.
  • I will attend DCPS during summer school.
  • I will always work, think, and behave in the best way I know how, and I will do whatever it takes for me and my fellow students to learn. This also means that I complete all my homework every night, I will call my teachers if I have a problem with the homework or a problem coming to school, and I will raise my hand and ask questions in class if I do not understand something.
  • I will always make myself available to parents, teachers, and any concerns they might have. If I make a mistake, this means I will tell the truth to my teachers and accept responsibility for my actions.
  • I will always behave so as to protect the safety, interests, and rights of all individuals in the classroom. This also means that I will always listen to all my DCPS teammates and give everyone my respect.
  • I will follow and adhere to all of the procedures and policies in the DCPS Handbook.
  • I am responsible for my own behavior, and I will follow the teachers’ directions.