Blended Learning Model
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 330 kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students in 2012-13, and will add one grade each year until it reaches capacity in 2014 with 550 students in kindergarten through fourth grade. KEA operates an innovative blended learning instructional model. Learn more here.
KEA is part of the national KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) network of schools. We are operated by KIPP LA Schools, a charter school management organization. To learn more about KIPP, click here. To learn more about KIPP LA Schools, click here.
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.