"Kuumba Academy Charter School (KACS) is a school with high expectations for students both academically and behaviorally. The teachers and staff believe that every child can succeed. They also do a fantastic job of making KACS a positive, caring, and fun place to be.”
- Nicole Lancellotti, Second-Grade General Education Teacher at KACS
Head of School: Sally Maldonado
Assistant Principal: Tamara Price
Number of Homeroom Teachers: 14
Enrollment: 744 students
African American: 91.1%
American Indian: .9%
From Low-Income Households: 84.7%
Environment: Innovative, arts-integrated learning with small class sizes
School Hours: 8:00a.m.–3:30p.m.
After Care: 3:45p.m.–6:00p.m.
Academic Focus: KACS students learn problem-solving, critical thinking, and number sense through an Expeditionary Learning (EL) model, which organizes student learning around a project-based, learning-by-doing approach.
Computers and Technology: SMART Boards and computers in all classrooms; computerized MAP testing to monitor progress and tailor instruction three times a year; iPads for students in grades four and five.