KIPP Delta Elementary Literacy Academy
The mission of KIPP Delta Elementary Literacy Academy (DELA) is to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and character traits that will enable them to succeed in the nation's finest secondary schools and colleges and to pursue a life of value, joy, and integrity.
DELA was founded in 2009 and is the first elementary school in the KIPP Delta Public Schools network. DELA currently serves approximately 430 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grades.
Commitment to Excellence
KIPP creates a partnership between parents, students, and teachers that puts learning first. All three parties sign a learning pledge called the "Commitment to Excellence", which ensures that each will do whatever it takes to help the student climb the mountain to and through college.