The KIPP Forward program works in partnership with KIPPsters and their families to ensure every student continues to climb the mountain to and through. Through individualized supports, 100% of KIPP Columbus High students have graduated with 100% accepted to college and/or military service.
During her time at METRO, De’Ciana participated in Bodies learning center. This interdisciplinary experience allowed her to take classes at The Ohio State University while in high school. — De’Ciana, Metro Early College High School ‘16 & University of Cincinnati ‘20
Steve is active in student life at Vanderbilt. He runs a special interest house curating speakers and conversations highlighting black men on campus outside of athletics. He interned at Wexner University Medical Center’s Mohler Lab for the past two summers. — Steve, Vanderbilt University ‘20
Kaswantae participated in his first musical during his senior year at East. He learned that he loves the stage, and has continued to take voice and piano lessons at the University of Dubuque. — Kaswantae, East High School ‘17 & University of Dubuque ‘21
Kaniqua is vice president of Wright State NAACP chapter. She is focused on building community and lifting student voices. — Kaniqua, Bishop Hartley High School ‘16 & Wright State University ‘20
After spending his high school years as a competitive wrestler, Zaire married his athleticism with a desire to serve our country and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. — Zaire, Bishop Desales High School ‘17 &
Active Duty U.S. Marine Corps
Skyla earned a full scholarship to Columbus Academy, where she attended high school. She started taking Chinese as a freshman, and was able to study abroad for two weeks during her junior year. — Skyla, Columbus Academy ‘18 & Bowling Green State University ‘22
The KIPP Forward program uses KIPP’s national college match framework to ensure students matriculate to their best-fit postsecondary option — college, career, and beyond. The KIPP Forward team support our college prep focus in all of our schools. They also work with current KIPP Columbus High KIPPsters to provide College Credit Plus courses, college and career exploration, ACT prep support, financial literacy instruction, summer program and internship matching, and so much more.
KIPP Forward is a national program that can be found at KIPP schools throughout the country.
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