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Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy International High School (KAPPA)

Overview written by the school: KAPPA International is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School that offers the IB Diploma to all juniors and seniors, which can provide students the opportunity to receive up to one year of college credit. KAPPA believes strongly in providing students with authentic, experiential learning opportunities, where students learn critical thinking skills as they apply their learning to real-world problems. This includes a week long intensive where students choose an area of focus, from Forensic Science to Culinary Arts. Our advisory program provides support in social-emotional learning as well as college & career planning. To complement classroom learning, scholars are annually offered the opportunity to travel internationally.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 92% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 85% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 87% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 66% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 90% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy International High School
Code: Y32A
Program description: All scholars have the opportunity to take IB-level courses in all subjects. To earn an IB Diploma, scholars complete 150 hours of community service and a 4,000-word research paper in addition to taking IB exams. All courses are enhanced by an Experiential Learning focus which provides a real-world application of classroom learning. Additionally, performing and visual arts courses are available for both beginners and experienced artists and performers.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 43
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 2277
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 53
Seats 9 SWD: 11
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 454
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 41

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents

Activities

Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): No data
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball, Swimming, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: No data
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 464
Start time: 8:25am
End time: 2:45pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language; Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish
Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Computer Science Principles

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Belmont
Neighborhood: Belmont
Campus name: Theodore Roosevelt Educational Campus
School Number: X435
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 206
Council district: 15
Census tract: 387
BIN: 2011810
BBL: 2030590001

About Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy International High School (KAPPA)

Contacts

Address: 500 EAST FORDHAM ROAD, BRONX NY 10458
Latitude: 40.860043
Longitude: -73.888267
Phone number: 718-933-1247
Fax number: 718-933-1568
School email: [email protected]
Website: kappainternational.org
Subway lines near the school: B, D to Fordham Rd
Bus lines near the school: Bx1, Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx2, Bx22, Bx28, Bx34, Bx38, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx9, BxM4

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District Borough Number: 
10X374
Academic opportunities: 

International Baccalaureate Program: IB scholars complete 150 hours of community service and a 4,000-word research paper in addition to IB exams.

Experiential Learning focus: Provides real-world application of classroom learning through visits to various locations in and near NYC

College & Career Readiness Programs: Partnerships include CUNY College Now, GEARUP, Kaplan SAT Prep & Co-Op Tech.

Performing & visual arts courses for both beginners and experienced artists and performers.

Doctors of Tomorrow Program: includes partnerships with NYU and Mentoring in Medicine

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