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Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy International High

Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy International High is a coeducational public international baccalaureate school for students in grades 9 through 12.

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Education Quality
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Cost Of Living
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Climate
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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban

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Overview

Overview

Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy International High says

Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy (KAPPA) International High School is an International Baccalaureate World School (IB) that offers the IB Diploma to all juniors and seniors. Scholars who earn the IB Diploma can receive up to two years of college credit. All scholars are required to complete a minimum of 150 hours of community service and write a 4,000-word senior research paper on a topic of their choice. KAPPA scholars, families and teachers jointly work hard to maintain our warm community and are committed to a challenging program, an internationally-minded education and inquiry-based learning. To complement our classroom learning, scholars travel internationally every year.

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Curriculum

All students are encouraged to study four years of a foreign language (French or Spanish). Freshmen and sophomores study music, while juniors and seniors choose between IB music and IB theatre. The program also includes an extended instructional day, Saturday Academy and monthly Town Hall meetings. Juniors and seniors can choose to participate in CUNY's At Home in College or College Now programs. International travel is a key component of the KAPPA educational experience.

Program Overview

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 108

Admission Method: Limited unscreened

Transportation

Buses: BX1, BX12, BX12-SBS, BX15, BX17, BX19, BX22, BX28, BX34, BX41, BX55, BX9

Trains: B, D to Fordham Rd

Finance

Finance

Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.

Admissions

Admissions

Admission Priorities

  • Priority to New York City residents who attend an information session
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2

Academics

Academics

Test Scores

1180 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 401
SAT Verbal 392
SAT Writing 387

NYC Report Card

B
Environment
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Progress
B
Performance
B
Overall Score
B
College and Career Readiness

Awards

Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy International High received a Bronze award from US News in 2013.

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 322
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 97
10 91
11 68
12 66

Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy International High's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy International High's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 14 : 1
Gender 47% Male / 53% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

91% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy International High.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 3%
Hispanic/Latino 61%
Black or African American 35%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Bullying

There were 6 incidents of bullying last year at Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy International High, which equals 0.0163 incidents per student.

Extracurriculars

Debate Team, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Creative Writing, Drama, Spectrum Club, Music Ensembles, Newspaper, Student Government, Tutoring Programs, NY Cares Community Service
  • Community Service
  • Debate
  • Drama Club
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
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