KIPP Endeavor College Prep
KIPP Endeavor College Prep is a K-8 tuition-free, college-preparatory charter public school in Boyle Heights, one of the newest schools within the KIPP SoCal network, and is part of the national KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) network of 256 schools in 20 states and Washington, DC.
At KIPP Endeavor College Prep, we balance joy with a high-quality and rigorous college preparatory education to prepare students with the academic skills, character traits, and intellectual discipline to excel as leaders in their communities and thrive in high school, college, career, and beyond.
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School Core Values
Founding School Leader
“The definition of “endeavor” is to attempt to reach a goal. At KIPP Endeavor College Prep, we strive to balance joy and rigor, so each student is afforded the opportunity and environment to reach their goals!”
2012 California Distinguished School Award
Ranked #8 in California on USC’s 2013 School Performance Dashboard
About Our School Leader
KIPP Endeavor College Prep is led by Ruben Alonzo. As a native of Crystal City, TX, located in one of the poorest counties in America, Ruben is committed to ensuring that an excellent education is accessible to all students. A third-generation migrant farmer, he worked throughout his childhood to help support his family, all while attending school and working toward his goal of attending college.
After completing his graduate degree in Massachusetts, Ruben relocated to Pharr, TX as a 2012 Teach For America Corps member. He was a founding teacher at IDEA Pharr College Preparatory School and after producing stellar scores in the classroom, he was then selected to serve as IDEA Pharr’s Assistant Principal of Instruction. Ruben then went on to found and lead Excelencia Charter Academy before serving as KECP’s Founding School Leader. Ruben plans to maximize student learning and performance, while providing students with the tools they need to succeed in high school, college, career and in life. Ruben holds a B.S. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.Ed. from both Harvard Graduate School of Education and Columbia University.
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As a parent, I am grateful that my child feels heard and that her voice matters at KECP. I observe that the school staff validate all students by asking them questions about their interests, identities, and backgrounds and they encourage and expect that all students be the very best version of themselves.