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KIPP GCP was founded in 2001 as one of the first KIPP schools in the entire country and year after year has demonstrated the reality that "All Children Can Learn."

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Our teachers share a passion for helping underserved children, regardless of race and background, climb the mountain to college — yet each offers a distinct vision, inspiration, and motivation for the hard work and dedication they put forth each and every day.

The Charlotte Post - "Learning Curve"

By Herbert L. White
May 29, 2008

KIPP Academy Charlotte founder Keith Burnam expected a typical opening day for the first-year school last August.

What he got was overwhelming.

“We thought we’d have 80 students,” said Keith Burnam, founder of KIPP Academy Charlotte. “That first day we had 95, so we were over-enrolled.”

The Fayetteville Observer (Fayetteville, NC) - “High standards challenge charter school students”

By Michael N. Graff
February 10, 2008

GASTON — Six years from now, George Shelton — a troublemaker, a fighter, a failure in school — should be headed to college.

It’s hard to picture that now. George is trying seventh grade for the second time this year. He’s twice the size of some of his classmates, a 6-foot tall model of pre-teen awkwardness. When kids made fun of him at his previous school, he punched them. George was suspended six times for fighting last year. He finished with a string of Fs on his report card.

Roanoke Daily Herald (Roanoke Rapids, NC) - “Dole visits Gaston College Prep”

By Katy Nicholson
November 30, 2007

GASTON - Brandon Scott waited patiently in the entrance of Gaston College Preparatory School on Wednesday, dressed in a red sweater.

Scott was awaiting the arrival of Sen. Elizabeth Dole, and his choice of clothing reflected his support of the Republican party.

“I'm very excited,” he said. “This is my first time meeting a senator.”

Roanoke Daily Herald (Roanoke Rapids, NC) - "UNC chancellor visits Gaston Prep and KIPP Pride High School Monday"

By Hank Dewald
October 9, 2007

James Moeser, chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill, spoke to students at both Gaston College Preparatory and KIPP Pride High Monday as part of his Carolina Connects initiative to strengthen UNC's ties to the state's people and communities.

Moeser did something much more important than just give a speech to students, though. He listened to them.

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School Phone: 252-308-6932
School Fax: 252-308-6936

320 Pleasant Hill Road
Gaston, NC 27832-9511

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There are over 80 KIPP public schools in 19 states and the District of Columbia enrolling more than 20,000 students. The majority of KIPP schools (more than 85 percent) are middle schools designed to serve fifth through eighth grade students. The remaining schools include seven high schools, six pre-kindergarten/elementary schools, and one pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school.

More than 80 percent of KIPP students are eligible for the federal free and reduced-price meals program. Students are accepted regardless of prior academic record, conduct, or socioeconomic background.

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In 2000, Doris and Don Fisher, co-founders of Gap Inc., formed a unique partnership with Feinberg and Levin to replicate the success of the two original KIPP Academies through the non-profit KIPP Foundation. The KIPP Foundation focuses its efforts on recruiting, training, and supporting outstanding leaders to open new, locally run KIPP schools in high-need communities.

The KIPP Foundation does not manage KIPP schools, but is responsible for supporting and monitoring school quality across the network. Each KIPP school is run independently by a KIPP-trained school leader and local board of directors.