KIPP Academy of Opportunity

Work hard. Be nice.

KIPP Academy of Opportunity (KAO) is a high-performing tuition-free public charter middle school located in South Los Angeles. We serve approximately 400 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.

Our 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.

KIPP Academy of Opportunity is part of the renowned national KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) network of schools. The school is operated by KIPP LA Schools, a charter management organization. For the agendas and minutes from KIPP LA Schools public board meetings, please click here



Congratulations to our 5th and 8th Graders, Class of 2015, on Culminating!

Main Office Summer Hours:

  • July 20 – July 31: 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • August 3 – August  7: Closed
  • Office is closed daily from 12 - 12:30pm 

Click here for important summer information regarding registration and summer school dates

Click here for important summer school information

First Day of Summer School (mandatory):

  • 5th grade, Monday, Aug 17,             7:30am - 12pm

  • 6th grade, Wednesday, Aug 19,       7:30am - 12pm

  • 7th & 8th grade, Monday, Aug 24, 7:30am - 12pm



2007 California State Title I Academic Achievement Award

2013 California Distinguished School

Enrollment                         2015 -16 School Year

We are still accepting 5th grade students. Apply online and or visit our main office. For 6th-8th grade, complete an enrollment interest form for our wait-lists at our main office. Click here for our address and phone number.


Upcoming Events