Charter School









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Children of Promise Preparatory Academy

Established in 2010, COPPA is a public charter school designed to prepare children for successful learning, empowering them with the ability to make informed and healthy choices. COPPA currently supports children in elementary grades K-6th.

Children of Promise Preparatory Academy (COPPA) was chartered by Inglewood Unified School District and is governed by the rules and regulations as they flow from California Department of Education (CDE).  COPPA is in full compliance and cooperation with these governing agencies. 

We serve the unique needs of children in grades K/TK through 6th.  As you know, these are the years that children develop the skills that will ensure their future learning and academic success. We have created an environment that supports the physical, social, emotional, academic and moral fabric of your child’s needs.

Please see attached our 2014-2015 Education Protection Account (EPA) Spending Plan

COPPA EPA Spending Plan – 2014-15


The mission of  COPPA is to guide the learning experience of children by providing the core academics and skills necessary to prepare students for future learning success.  We train tomorrow’s leaders today.


How the Mission is Accomplished

With the use of the Core Knowledge Sequence (CKS) augmented by other learning aides and materials, COPPA provides children with a set of fundamental competencies/skills and specific knowledge that provide a solid, coherent foundation for kindergarten and beyond.  COPPA believes that foundational academic skills and the ability to apply these skills provide the needed framework for a solid academic education and future.

COPPA also believes that parents are the primary educators of their children.  At COPPA, our parents are given opportunities to expand their skills and contribute their talents on a regular basis in order to assume their rightful position as “Primary Educator.”  We encourage parent Participation and Partnership.

What makes COPPA different?

While other public schools have eliminated enrichment programs that enhance student learning, COPPA has supplemented our educational program in the following ways:

Technology Program
All students are provided instruction in our computer lab. This offers teachers the opportunity to supplement core academic instruction with innovative technology methods that the students enjoy. Students in 2nd-4th grade also receive specialized instruction time with individual iPads.

Weekly Intensive Tutoring Program
Teachers provide tutoring to students in a specialized program that reinforces the core standards they learn during class time.

Music Lab
Studies show that children who learn to play an instrument, especially the piano, find it easier to learn concepts in math and science by learning the use both sides of the brain. Each COPPA student learns to play piano in our technology based music lab. With a keyboard and computer software, students are taught to read and play music.

Instrumental Music Enrichment Classes
COPPA has partnered with A-Muse Music Center to provide instrumental music classes (violin, clarinet and trumpet) to our students.

Looping Instructors
Instead of receiving a new teacher each year, COPPA teachers loop into the next grade with their students.

Our Staff

Our staff is carefully selected and screened.  They are competent in and committed to Education and the development of the child.  Our staff has been trained at some of the best learning institutions available. Their varied backgrounds far exceed the minimum requirements for teachers.  Our experienced and sensitive teachers provide an environment for the mental, moral, physical, social and intellectual growth of your child.  A child who develops as an individual through learning and motivational activities builds an important foundation for future reading, math and academic skills.

Mrs. Thompson – School Administrator

Mr. Vasquez – Director of Student Services

Mrs. C. Ollawa, Director of Special Education/504
Instrumental Music Enrichment
A-Muse Music Center