Applications for the 2024-25 academic year are now OPEN!

Who We Are
KIPP Navigate College Prep (grades 9-12) is a public charter high school located in San José. 

At KIPP Navigate, we are committed to actualizing our high school students’ potential by connecting students’ purpose, talents, and passions to their learning experiences. We are empowered agents of change and courageously lean into new challenges to positively impact the world around us.

KIPP has a commitment to diversityequity and inclusion. Read more about our commitment to the work here.

Courage  |  Innovation  |  Reflection  |  Collaboration  |  Leadership  |  Empathy

Special Education at KIPP

All students are welcome! We recognize the unique needs of each student and design high quality and specialized programs that enable each student to fully participate in their school community and the world at large. Special education services are available at all KIPP schools. Learn more about the SPED Program.

Mental Health & Wellness

KIPP Northern California aims to provide high-quality, client-centered, and culturally responsive mental health services designed to support students with varying levels of need. All students should have access to quality mental health services and as such, all services are free to students and provided regardless of insurance in order to reduce barriers to mental health care, meet students where they are at, and challenge mental health stigma. Learn more about our Mental Health and Wellness Program.

Extracurricular Activities

We want our KIPP high schoolers to explore their interests and passions both inside and outside the classroom. In addition to core classes, our wide-range of electives and extracurricular activities give KIPPsters a well-rounded and engaging high school experience.



  • Student Council
  • Associated Student Body
  • Robotics
  • Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Chess Club
  • Drama Club
  • Art Club
  • Yearbook Club
  • Jam Club / Rock Band
  • Recycling Club
  • Gardening Club
  • Outdoor Recreation Club


  • Girls and Boys Volleyball
  • Girls and Boys Soccer
  • Girls and Boys Cross Country
  • Girls and Boys Track and Field
  • Girls and Boys Basketball


  • Physical Education
  • Leadership
  • Journalism
  • Art 1
  • Art 2
  • Theater 1: Theater Appreciation
  • Theater 2: Acting
  • Spanish 1, 2
  • Spanish for Native Speakers
  • Vietnamese
  • Computer Science Discoveries
  • Physics and Engineering

Advanced Placement Courses

We offer various AP courses for our students in all grades and subject matter.

  • Computer Science
  • Spanish Language
  • World History
  • U.S. History
  • English Language
  • Chemistry
  • Calculus
  • English Literature
  • Government/Economics
  • Biology
  • Statistics
  • Spanish Literature
Ellie Herrera, KIPP mom & KIPP Navigate leadership team member
Ellie Herrera, KIPP mom & KIPP Navigate leadership team member
KIPP Navigate makes kids feel safe and happy, because here we make sure that our kids come to us not just as a student, but as a whole child, and they feel that they can come make mistakes, learn from their mistakes, and ask for help when they need the help.

Enrollment Information

Applications for the 2024-25 school year are open for grades 9-12. You can submit your online application here.

Only applications that are received by the open enrollment deadline will be considered in the lottery. Applications received after the open enrollment deadline will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis. Lottery decisions will be sent to families via text and email.

Open Enrollment deadline: February 16, 2024

To submit an application or inquire about your status, please log in to your SchoolMint account at


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What Makes KIPP Different?

With a focus on character and academics, our high school prepares students for success in college and opportunity in life.

Sense of Belonging

KIPP provides a positive, supportive, and anti-racist learning environment where all students are known, respected, and empowered. 

  • 100% of our schools prioritize social-emotional learning through a Multi-Tiered System of Supports; 100% of our schools have mental health counselors, which is available to all students irrespective of insurance status

Academic Excellence

KIPP fosters a culture of academic excellence and intellectual curiosity through individualized instruction that meets the learning needs of every student. 

  • KIPP Northern California high schools are ranked in the top 5% of public high schools in the country, according to US News & World Report 
  • 59% of KIPP students meet or exceed California State academic standards for English Language Arts (compared to 50% across the state)
  • 47% of KIPP students meet or exceed California State academic standards for Math (compared to 39% across the state) *2021 results
  • Award winning schools, for example: 9 California Distinguished School Awards, 2 National Blue Ribbon Awards, among others 

Family & Community Partnerships

KIPP partners with families and local organizations in their communities to support healthy development for children. 

  • KIPP partners with community organizations including: El Concilio California, YMCA, Community Partnerships for Families of San Joaquin, Housing Authority of San Joaquin, Boys & Girls Club, College Track, Bayview Hunters’ Point Clinic, among many others

Developing Leaders of Color

KIPP creates a sense of belonging and fortifies the positive racial identity of emerging leaders of color at our schools.

  • 83% of our executive team, 59% of our school principals, and 62% of our teachers identify as people of color

College and Career Guidance

KIPP works with high school students and 4,000 alumni each year on a path to college, career, and beyond. 

  • Over time, 89% of all KIPP Northern California high school students have matriculated to college and progressive pathways
  • Our alumni graduate college at four times the rate of their peers

Becoming Anti-Racist 

We embed anti-racism into the core of who we are and what we do. 

  • We seek to disrupt racial and socio-economic inequities in access and outcomes so that ALL of our students, families, and alumni thrive
  • The pandemic has disproportionately affected the academic and socio-emotional progress of students like ours, especially Black students, students who qualify for specialized services, and multilingual learners 
  • To ensure we are designing for success at the margins, we are implementing a set of strategies to expand an equitable funding model for students who have an individualized education plan (IEP) and/or are multilingual learners, and schools with large populations of students in these groups