KIPP Comienza Community Prep opened in the summer of 2010 and serves 90 kindergartners under the leadership of Founding School Leader Margarita Florez. Our elementary school will expand annually, reaching capacity with grades K through 4 in fall of 2014.
Comienza is the Spanish action verb: begin. But the significance of comienza is lost when simply translated into “begin.” Comienza evokes a sense of immediate action, an action that may ignite a new beginning towards voice; towards strength; towards change.
KIPP Comienza aims to strengthen our students’ self-identify and build a collective spirit by which children feel personally responsible for their own success and work to support the success of others in their classroom, school, and community. As a school, we will provide the knowledge, skills, and experiences all students need to be successful through college and stay committed to positively impacting their community.
Support - As a network of public charter schools, KIPP schools receive the majority of their funds from state and federal governments. However, KIPP offers much more than traditional schools, including an extended school day, week and year, field trips and extracurricular activities. To provide KIPP’s unique educational program, schools rely on support from community members, parents and local foundations. To learn more about how to volunteer or make a donation, please visit the web page for KIPP LA Schools.
Apply to Teach - KIPP schools are always looking for motivated, passionate teachers. Learn more about becoming a KIPP teacher. Visit our Careers page to view current openings at KIPP schools across the country. Visit KIPP LA Schools for more specific information about teaching at KIPP Comienza Community Prep.
Enroll - Each KIPP school has its own individual process for enrolling students. Please visit KIPP LA Schools to learn more about how to enroll.
KIPP is committed to equal treatment for all individuals. KIPP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.
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