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KIPP Academy of Opportunity
Work hard. Be Nice.
KIPP Academy of Opportunity (KAO) is a high-performing tuition-free public middle school of choice located in South Los Angeles. We serve approximately 359 students in grades five through eight. KAO enables students to become self-motivated, competent, life-long learners. Our students recognize that an outstanding education is key to achieving personal success and leading a life of infinite opportunity. In 2012-13 KAO was named a California Distiguished school.
KAO 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.
KAO’s mission is to ensure that students develop the academic skills, character, and intellectual habits necessary to succeed in competitive high schools, colleges, and the world beyond. Our six guiding principles are: respect, hard work, results, constant learning, determination, and teamwork.
KAO is a recipient of the 2007 California State Title I Academic Achievement Award and is a Certified Charter School and a recipient of the 2013 California Distinguished School Award.
Currently accepting applications for 5th grade students for the 2014-15 school year. For more information, please click here. Our lottery for the 2014-2015 school year is Wednesday, January 22 at 6:00 pm at our Van Ness Ave. campus.
See our fifth graders work hard by clicking on this link.
Learn about our partnership with the Tacori Foundation by clicking on this link.