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About KIPP Empower Academy

KIPP Empower Academy is a tuition-free, college-preparatory public charter elementary school and is part of the national KIPP network of 224 schools in 20 states and Washington, DC. KIPP Empower was the first fully personalized learning KIPP school in the country. 

KIPP Empower Academy was the first school in the KIPP LA network to utilize a blended learning model to deliver high quality outcomes to students. With a class set of computers in each classroom, our school is able to provide small group, individualized instruction in all core subject areas including reading, writing, math, and science.

Instructional Vision.

Through an active, engaging, and rigorous learning process built on mastery of standards and academic language and the cultivation of critical thinking, problem solving, and effective communication skills, KEA will develop students who are strong in mind.

With a focus on instilling personal habits that promote mindfulness of physical health and well-being and a passion to strive for excellence in pursuit of our goals, KEA will develop students who are strong in body. (Watch our dance team, StepUP-BreakDOWN perform at the 2012 KIPP School Summit.)

By fostering a nurturing, positive, and inclusive community that encourages mutual respect, self-awareness, and personal and collective responsibility, KEA will develop students who are strong in spirit.

Our Value Statements.

At KEA, our value statements are an important part of our school culture. Each KEA value statement has a corresponding adinkra, a visual symbol that has been used for generations by the Ashanti people of Ghana. There is an uplifting story behind each adinkra. The symbolic meaning and story-inspired origins of the adinkra symbols make them a powerful tool for helping students understand our values.

Our values, with their corresponding adinkras, are:

Value Statement Value Adinkra
Work hard. Hard work / Excellence Work hard Adinkra
Be nice. Respect / Empathy Be nice Adinkra
Stay strong. Courage / Determination Stay strong Adinkra
Make good choices. Responsibility / Integrity Make good choices Adinkra

Main Office

8466 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90003

(P) 323-750-2279
(F) 323-750-7902

School Hours

M-Thu: 7:45a - 4:00p
F: 7:45a - 2:00p

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.