KIPP students to begin school year in renovated building

KIPP students to begin school year in renovated building

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - KIPP Blytheville College Preparatory School students will start the school year on a new campus this fall.

On July 21, the school will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new central campus located at 1124 West Moultrie Dr.

After sitting vacant for several years, KIPP Delta Public Schools purchased the campus from the Blytheville School District.

Renovations have been done to the hallways, cafeteria, gymnasium and front office area.

Phase 2 of the renovations is expected to being during the upcoming school year.

The central campus will house KIPP students in grades 4-6 with hopes to eventually house students in pre-k through 6th grade.

KIPP students in grades 7-11 will remain at KIPP Blytheville Collegiate High School on Byrum Road.

School starts at both campuses the first week of August.

New student orientation is slated for August 1-2 with the first day of school scheduled to begin August 3.

Students, parents, local officials, as well as former students are invited to attend the celebration which will include a ceremony, open house and tour of the new facility.

Parents will also be able to enroll children at KIPP.

KIPP Blytheville will serve more than 400 students in grades 4-11 for the 2016-2017 school year.

The KIPP Delta school system is comprised of public charter schools that accept students on a space-available basis.

KIPP's mission is to empower students from high-poverty communities to develop the skills necessary to pursue a college education.

For more information, visit KIPP Delta's website.

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