KIPP GCP Pride High School
Our five values (leadership, excellence, integrity, humility and community) are essential to helping the school achieve its mission. They are woven into the various systems, expectations, and rituals at the high school. These values create a safe and nurturing learning and working environment for all members of the Pride.
Applying for KIPP Gaston began on January 14th. A lottery for admission will be held in April if KIPP Gaston receives more applications than can be accommodated at a particular grade level. Click here to apply.
Our high school students are prepared not only to succeed at the colleges of their choice, but more importantly are empowered to use their knowledge, skills, and character to strengthen their communities and fight against injustices. While our students enter our building to learn, they exit prepared to serve and lead.
We choose our high school motto, “Non scholae sed vitae discimus,” which translates to “We learn not for school, but for life,” because we expect all of our graduates to achieve a level of social and behavioral maturity in addition to excellent academic performance. Developing independence and critical thinking skills, exploring talents and interests, deciding on a career path, and pursuing additional schooling are just some of the challenges that we help students to face. We guide and nurture students by promoting excellence in all aspects of school life, valuing and respecting the diversity of our school community and addressing the needs and goals of all students.
NC School Report Cards
Each year, the state of North Carolina releases School Report Cards to provide educators, parents, policy-makers, and others with common metrics and data for public and public charter school performance, student growth, and student achievement. Schools receive School Performance Grades, with 80 percent of the grade based on the school achievement score and 20 percent of the grade based on academic growth. KIPP ENC also utilizes other metrics, such as ACT scores, AP exam passing rates, and college completion rates, to measure and reflect on the success of our students and schools.
NC School Report Cards: KIPP Gaston
2019-2020 School Report Card**
School Performance Grade: C
School Performance Score: 63
**On March 23, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education approved North Carolina’s request to waive spring statewide assessments, accountability ratings, and certain reporting requirements for the 2019-2020 school year due to widespread school closures related to COVID-19. This means that the 2019-20 report card data is actually from the 2018-19 school year.
Click here to view the full 2019-2020 School Report Card.
Serving grades 9th-12th
Leader: Shanae McWhite and Keith Starr
320 Pleasant Hill Road
Gaston, NC 27832