KIPP Empower Academy
Strong in mind, body, and spirit.
KIPP Empower Academy (KEA) is a college-preparatory, tuition-free public charter elementary school that opened in summer 2010 in South Los Angeles. KEA serves roughly 565 students in transitional kindergarten through fourth grade.
Our mission is to empower our students to be strong in mind, body, and spirit so that they will thrive in middle school, high school, college, and the competitive world.“Strong in mind” conveys the importance of academic skills (cognitive development); “strong in body” refers to personal habits (physical development); and “strong in spirit” references the character traits we strive to foster (socio-emotional and psychological development).
By cultivating all aspects of a child’s development, KEA will prepare our students for more than just middle school; we will prepare them for the variety of challenges they may face in high school, college, and in their careers. KEA operates an innovative blended learning instructional model. Learn more here.
Dec. 15, 2015 at 5:37pm
Dear KEA Families,
Earlier today, security and law enforcement officials conducted a thorough investigation and found that all KIPP LA schools are safe and secure. LAUSD has confirmed that all schools can reopen tomorrow (Wednesday, December 16), and we will resume normal school hours tomorrow morning.
As always, the safety of our students is our number one priority. We remain committed to maintaining a safe, nurturing environment for all of our students.
Please feel free to contact our school team with any questions. Thank you for your patience and flexibility today. We look forward to seeing our students, families, and staff tomorrow.
Estimadas familias KIPP LA,
El día de hoy , los funcionarios de seguridad y policiales llevaron a cabo una investigación exhaustiva y encontraron que todas las escuelas KIPP LA están a salvo y seguro. LAUSD ha confirmado que todas las escuelas puedan abrir de nuevo mañana ( Miércoles, 16 de diciembre ), y vamos a resumir el horario escolar normal mañana por la mañana.
Como siempre , la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes es nuestra prioridad número uno . Seguimos comprometidos a mantener un ambiente seguro y educativo para todos nuestros estudiantes. Por favor no dude en contactar nuestro equipo de la escuela con cualquier pregunta. Gracias por su paciencia y flexibilidad hoy . Esperamos ver a nuestros estudiantes , familias y personal de mañana.
Watch our videos to learn more about our school's model by clicking on this link.
Watch our first grade step / break dancing team perform at the KIPP School Summit by clicking on this link.
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KEA Lottery: January 29, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.