KIPP Courage College Prep

2200 Ridgecrest
Houston, TX 77055
(713) 251-3800
 
 
Click below for:
Overview
Lottery Information 
Open House Information
Upcoming Information Sessions
Partnership Leadership

 

Overview

KIPP Courage College Prep opened at Landrum Middle School in July of 2012 and currently serves 207 college-bound fifth and sixth graders from Houston's Spring Branch community. The school will expand by one grade level each year until it eventually serves nearly 400 fifth through eighth grade students.

The academic and co-curricular programs will develop in underserved students the academic skills, intellectual habits, and qualities of character that prepare students for high school and going to and through college.

 

Lottery Information 

KIPP Courage enrolls students based on a lottery that takes place in late February. A percentage of seats are drawn from the applications received for incoming 5th grade students in the Landrum feeder pattern. A second tier of lottery selections are then drawn from other high needs zip codes in SBISD.

If spots are still available after these lottery rounds, students from the rest of SBISD will be selected in an additional lottery. 

KIPP Courage offers sibling preference for families based on space availability.

 

Open House Information

Check back in July, 2014 for KIPP Courage Open House information. 

 

Upcoming Information Sessions

Want to know more about KIPP Courage at Landrum?  Join us for one of our information sessions.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Treasure Forest Elementary
 
 
Hollibrook Elementary
 
 
Buffalo Creek Elementary
 
 
Ridgecrest Elementary
 
 
Cedar Brook Elementary
 
 
Landrum Middle School
 
Housman Elementary 
 
 
Edgewood
     

 

A Partnership for Change at Landrum Middle


KIPP Houston’s mission is to develop in underserved students the academic skills, intellectual habits and qualities of character necessary to succeed at all levels – prekindergarten through 12th grade, college and the competitive world beyond. Guiding the work of KIPP is a commitment established by its Co-Founder Mike Feinberg to teach students to “Work Hard and Be Nice.”

KIPP, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. There are currently 109 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving more than 32,000 students.

To read more about KIPP Houston, please visit:
http://kipphouston.org/
www.kipp.org  

 

Leadership

 
Eric M. Schmidt

KIPP Courage College Prep at Landrum
School Leader
 
Before joining KIPP Courage College Prep at Landrum Middle School, Eric M. Schmidt taught eighth-grade science and was also the head of the eighth-grade Professional Learning Community (PLC) at Frank Black Middle School in Houston ISD.
 
At Black Middle School, he also served as the 2009 summer school principal and was the boys’ soccer coach for four years. During the 2008-2009 school year, he was named the campus Teacher of the Year. Last year, Eric led transformation of the PLC leader responsibility at the school and wrote a grant to help fund a new student incentive program related to student organization and responsibility.
 
In May 2011, Eric graduated from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) as a member of the Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program (REEP).
 
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and a minor in Spanish. During the summer of 2005, Eric studied in Sevilla, Spain. He is conversational in Spanish. Eric opened KIPP Courage College Prep in Spring Branch during the summer of 2012.
 

Campus Leaders

KIPP Courage at Landrum:

Eric M. Schmidt
School Leader

Download:

KIPP Courage Overview-English (.pdf)

KIPP Courage Overview-Spanish (.pdf) 

Landrum Middle School:

Patricia Thomas
Principal

Visit Landrum's Website

 

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