Frequently Asked Questions

For the 2022-23 school year, children are eligible for transitional kindergarten if they turn 5 between Sep. 2 and Feb. 2.

Yes, we are a public school! We will work with you to provide the support your child needs to receive an education.

Empower is a public school! There is no cost to attend our school.

Yes! All of our teachers are highly-qualified and hold teacher credentials.

We offer a before-school program at 7am, which is run by Empower staff members at no charge to parents. The Boys & Girls Club offers an after-school program, and at this time the cost is $50/membership each year for each child. Children attending the after-school program can be picked up anytime before 6pm.

When students start with us in kindergarten and first grade, 80% of their day is in Spanish with 20% English. Each year after that, students receive 10% more English and 10% less Spanish with fourth through sixth grade splitting their days evenly between English and Spanish instruction. 

Regardless of the language homework is assigned in, the purpose of homework is to give students a chance to practice independently. If you are finding that your child is having difficulty with homework, please let their teacher know so that it can be modified/adapted at a level that your child can be successful. Empower will also offer parents resources to help with homework, including the option for your child to attend an after-school program.

Yes! Most parent/teacher conferences don’t involve the child, and the teacher will communicate in English. The teacher will try to limit conversations in English held in front of the child.