KIPP Atlanta Collegiate

  • Grades Served 9-12

  • Founded 2011

  • Students 819

  • Teachers 62

About Us

Founded in 2011, KIPP Atlanta Collegiate High School was the fifth KIPP Metro Atlanta school to open and is the only KIPP high school in Atlanta. KIPP Atlanta Collegiate is located in the Henry McNeal Turner High School building, formerly a segregated public school that opened in 1951. The building’s namesake, Henry McNeal Turner, was an influential Black political and religious leader in Georgia. Today, KIPP Atlanta Collegiate carries the legacy of Henry McNeal Turner and Turner High School graduates, who would later become the first to integrate universities, businesses, employment, governments, and other institutions.

Our school logo/shield is representative of our history and our mascot, The Warrior. The pencil represents the knowledge our students gain along their academic journey, the spear represents piercing through the prejudices brought upon our people, the shield represents the protection of ourselves and others, and the skyline represents the love we have for our community.

Authur Washington, affectionately known as Baba Washington to scholars and families, currently serves as the principal/school leader at our beloved KIPP Atlanta Collegiate High School. Prior to becoming principal, Mr. Washington served as a founding staff member at KIPP WAYS Academy, KIPP South Fulton Academy, and KAC as Director of Bands. He later served as the regional Fine Arts Director  while teaching daily and later became Assistant Principal at KAC  in 2018.

Baba Washington is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and holds a Bachelors degree in Music from Howard University and a Masters in Education from Walden University. Baba Washington is passionate in maximizing opportunities for his scholars, serving the community in which KAC is situated in, and anchoring the KAC experience in love for all stakeholders. Mr. Washington has been serving KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools since 2005 and he’s committed to advancing the mission and vision of our prestigious organization.

Extracurricular Activities

At KIPP Atlanta Collegiate, we offer the following extracurricular activities:

  • Girls and Boys Step Teams
  • Sounds of Royalty Band
  • Purple Rain Dance Team
  • Fine Arts – Theater, Dance, Art, Musical theater, and Chorus
  • Debate Club
  • Student Government Association
  • National Honor Societies
  • Student Advocacy Association
  • Yearbook


KIPP Atlanta Collegiate (KAC) Athletics is committed to creating a competitive athletics program that will prepare well-rounded scholar athletes for college and beyond.

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Our Core Values

  • Honor

  • Unity

  • Tenacity

  • Innovation

  • Humanity

School Calendar

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Our Results

Our students’ academic results continue to prove what is possible in education.