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



Main Office Summer Hours:

  • 5th Campus (Figueroa Campus):                    Aug. 17 - Aug. 21, 7am - 4pm
  • 6th - 8th Campus (Van Ness Campus):          Aug. 17 - Aug. 18, 8am - 4pm                        Aug. 19 - Aug. 21, 7am - 4pm
  • Closed daily from 12pm - 12:30pm 

Click here for important information on purchasing uniforms and summer school

First Day of Summer School (mandatory):

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

  • 6th grade, Wednesday, Aug 19,       7:30am - 12pm @ Van Ness Campus

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



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.


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