Starting this summer, KIPP Metro Atlanta will operate Woodson Park Academy in northwest Atlanta.
Photo: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com
Photo: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

Northwest Atlanta elementary school enrolls students under KIPP model

An Atlanta elementary school run by KIPP Metro Atlanta has scheduled kindergarten and new student enrollment for early July.

Starting this summer, operation of Woodson Park Academy -- an Atlanta public school located in the city’s northwest side -- will be turned over to KIPP. The academy is the sixth school in the Atlanta district to be run by outside organizations as part of an APS effort to improve struggling schools.

The academy will operate as a neighborhood school, which means that unlike other KIPP charter schools there will not be a lottery for admission. 

Woodson Park will hold kindergarten and new student enrollment from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 8-12, according to the school’s website. 

The school also will host a back-to-school community day from noon to 3 p.m. on Aug. 3. 

Like other APS schools, the first day of school at KIPP Woodson Park will be Aug. 12.

APS and nonprofit groups are partnering to build a new school for Woodson Park, slated to open in 2020.

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