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Model Overview

Program Overview

2010
Year Launched
K - 4
Blended Grades
550
Enrolled

Implementation Q & A

When you first implemented blended learning, why did you choose that particular model? (has your model changed? why?)


Administrators at KIPP Comienza chose a Station Rotation model because they believed it was the best way to differentiate instruction by skill level and tailor technology to the needs of their students.

What was one of your biggest challenges when going blended, and how did you overcome it?


When KIPP Comienza expanded to include 3rd and 4th grade students, teachers found that they did not learn as effectively in a small, single-homeroom Station Rotation model as those in the younger grades. At the midpoint of SY2014-15*, the school transitioned to a 1:1 Chromebook program for 3rd and 4th grade. Students have benefitted from a multi-classroom rotation and more time using instructional technology. The updated model frees teachers to lead more meaningful small-group instruction with students with similar skills, and has helped students become more comfortable with computers in preparation for online assessments.

What's the one piece of advice you'd give to emerging blended-learning programs?


Administrators at KIPP Comienza caution other schools to implement new blended-learning programs very intentionally. "Schools should not implement blended-learning just to try it. Don't assume technology is going to help you reach your goals" they said. Any blended-learning program should target specific student needs. They also advise schools to think carefully about what data they collect and how they will be able to use it to improve instructional practices.

Blended Subjects

Math
English Language Arts

Program Focus

General

School Overview

Comienza Community Prep is a K-4 school in Huntington Park, CA that serves about 550 students. The school operates on two neighboring campuses, one for K - 1 students and the other for the older grades. KIPP Comienza was one of the first KIPP LA schools to pilot a blended-learning program.

Ratings Source: GreatSchools

Community Rating

School Contact

Contact: Megan Gaon

Contact Title: Dean

Address:
KIPP Comienza Community Prep
6410 Rita Ave
Huntington Park, California
90255
United States

Telephone: (323)-589-1450

KIPP Comienza Community Prep's Website

Demographics

550
Total Students
68%
FRL
--
ELL

Student Ethnicity

State Test Scores Source: GreatSchools

2015

Blended Program Launched 2010