KIPP Academy of Opportunity
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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 four guiding principles are: grit, honor, love, and leadership.
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.
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Online Payment of Meal Balances
- Login to your MealTime Online account by entering the username and password you created
- Click the "Make Deposit" to make a deposit into your student's cafeteria account
Main Office Hours
- K1, 6th - 8th Campus (Van Ness Campus): 7:30am - 4:00pm, Tues - Fri 7:30am - 1:15pm, Mon Closed daily from 12:00pm - 12:30pm
- K2, 5th Campus (Figueroa Campus): 7:30am - 4:00pm, Tues - Fri 7:30am - 1:15pm, Mon Closed daily from 12:00pm - 12:30pm
2007 California State Title I Academic Achievement Award
2013 California Distinguished School
Enrollment 2016 -17 School Year