Top 10 Reasons to Attend Empower Language Academy 

Founded by an engaged group of educators, parents, and members of the fitness community, Empower Language Academy, a free charter school, empowers the next generation of critical thinkers and effective communicators.

We believe that if bodies and minds are healthy — we all perform at our best.  Renamed in 2020 to better illustrate our holistic Spanish immersion programming, here are the top 10 reasons to attend Empower Language Academy:

1. 80% of parents today want their children to learn a foreign language.Our innovative public charter school prepares children for the industries of the future by creating critical thinkers (inquiry-based instruction), effective communicators (writing-centered and collaborative learning) and global leaders (Spanish Immersion program).

2. Foreign language study promotes multicultural awareness and respect for diversity. Knowledge of a foreign language results in increased pay and job opportunities. Our 80/20 model of Spanish-to-English is used for Kindergarten and first grade levels. Each year after first grade, we add more English so students develop linguistically and academically in both languages.

3. Our innovative learning includes inquiry and project-based instruction. Writing, arts and technology are fully integrated into our curriculum. Our students learn a  second language while young and their brains are prime for absorbing. Our collaborative learning encourages effective communication and our fitness-based programs enhance self-confidence, character education and goal setting.

4. Our tuition-free K-6 charter school hires bilingual teachers, credentialed to teach in both Spanish and English languages, so that our students truly engage in the interconnectedness of dual language learning and physical health.

5. Empower Language Academy is proud of our highly-effective fitness program. Thanks to abundant research showing a direct correlation between exercise and learning, our students partake in PE, recess and CrossFit kids as an integral part of their school day. We believe in teaching kids to explore their strength, aerobic and gymnastic abilities.

Empower Language Academy students at Linda Vista Multicultural parade

6. Effective July 1, 2020, we changed our school name to Empower Language Academy to reflect our identity as a language immersion school. Tuition-free Spanish immersion is the backbone or our engaging curriculum and we are excited for our school name to reflect this distinction!

7. We are centrally located in Linda Vista and accessible to families throughout San Diego county. Our caring school community provides students from all backgrounds a free educational experience that honors multilingualism, critical thinking, and fitness.

8. Empower Language Academy is growing tomorrow’s global leaders. To do this, we must of course embrace all that technology has to offer our K-6 students. Easy access to tablets and laptops for every student, plus blogs, virtual field trips and more allow us to globally connect our classrooms.

9. When you can write it, you KNOW it! Studies show that putting learning into writing results in a deeper understanding of the concept being taught. Empower students write daily across content areas to become powerful communicators. Our writing curriculum includes real-life audiences and purposes which makes it authentic to students.

10. Art is infused throughout our curriculum. Our students are poets, artists, musicians, and singers. Together, we learn about the cultures and countries of the world. Our Multicultural and Fitness Gala is the highlight of our school event calendar. Performances, music, poetry and regional cuisine round out the event.

About Empower Language Academy 

Empower Language Academy innovates in immersive dual language learning, fitness and technology to create global citizens. Our holistic approach to Spanish immersion empowers a generation of creative thinkers and effective communicators to lead healthy and fit lifestyles. Our tuition-free public charter school serving grades K-6 is a caring community; providing students from all backgrounds with an educational experience that honors multilingualism, critical thinking, and fitness. Join us in convenient Linda Vista. Enrolling now! 

Holistic Spanish Immersion Everyday! 

At Empower Language Academy, a public K-6 charter school, we recognize young brains are prime for absorbing. We love seeing how quickly and excitedly our students explore their learning. Our holistic Spanish immersion program is a positive and nurturing two-way learning environment that elevates both native Spanish speakers and native English speakers equally.

By teaching our Kindergarten to grade six students in both Spanish and English, we teach our students multiple ways to communicate and synthesize their learning. We teach all subjects — including a standards-based and writing-centered curriculum — in both languages to foster bilingual and biliterate abilities. Our academic program fosters literacy via our rigorous math and science curriculum as well as our integration of the arts and self-expression.

As we bridge elementary school content areas in two languages, we achieve top academic outcomes. We holistically approach our teaching so that our interdisciplinary thematic units weave our dual language learnings together.

How it Works & Why It’s Awesome

We firmly believe in  every child’s inherent desire to communicate and we both honor and encourage this growth. In grades K and 1, we teach 80% in Spanish and 20% in English. Each year we teach 10% more in English and 10% less in Spanish so that by the time our students are in 4-6th grades, we land at 50/50.

Empower Language Academy teacher and students in huddle

Our students can read and write in their native languages and in their second language. Our native Spanish speakers are prepared to navigate complex texts and testing in English, too.

80% of parents desire second language immersion and foreign language options for their children. Ultimately, this multilingualism offers better jobs, increased pay and more professional opportunities around the world. Bilingualism and biliteracy, courtesy of immersive schools, boost multicultural awareness and respect for diversity to new levels. Our students can understand nuance, social situations and can engage in professional business ethics in multiple cultural situations.

Mind, Muscles, Heart

Centrally located in Linda Vista, we used to call ourselves San Diego’s best kept secret. We’re a thriving tuition-free K-6 public charter school, teaching Spanish immersion to both native English and native Spanish speakers alike. Our small classes, highly-qualified teachers and appreciation for fitness and healthy lifestyles make us a truly unique educational opportunity. We focus on character education at our small community school, supporting our students and families — like a family.

We focus on ‘mind, muscles and heart’ at our school. Mind is our robust academics and dual immersion teaching that prepares our students for exciting secondary education, college options, and meaningful careers — anywhere in the world.

Muscles refers to our focus on fitness and good health. We offer CrossFit Kids classes in addition to PE and recess. Focusing on 10 different fitness domains, our students explore strength, agility, flexibility, balance and more — while at school. We have an onsite school garden and healthy school lunches –because we know kids that move, move the world! Even our school uniforms affirm our love for healthy exercise and healthy living.

Heart is our small community. We are a family here at Empower Language Academy. We offer compassionate character education and foster vital leadership skills and self-confidence alongside our Spanish immersion schooling. Our students are seen and heard for who they are — and our students regularly show empathy to newcomer students learning in a new language. They’ve all been there. Join our growing family! Enrolling now for the 2021-2022 school year.

About Empower Language Academy 

Empower Language Academy innovates in immersive dual language learning, fitness and technology to create global citizens. Our holistic approach to Spanish immersion empowers a generation of creative thinkers and effective communicators to lead healthy and fit lifestyles. Our tuition-free public charter school serving grades K-6 is a caring community; providing students from all backgrounds with an educational experience that honors multilingualism, critical thinking, and fitness. Join us in convenient Linda Vista. Enrolling now! 

Empower Charter School Regular Board Meeting April 15, 2021

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Empower Regular Board Meeting February 11, 2021

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Empower Board Meeting January 29, 2021 – 11am

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December 10, 2020 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

December 10, 2020 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

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November 12, 2020 Special Board Meeting Agenda

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November 12, 2020 Regular Board Meeting Agenda

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