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History of KAOL

Kingman Academy of Learning was started in 1995 by Mrs. Betty Rowe and Mrs. Brownell Hamlyn. It was one of the first 12 charter schools in the State of Arizona.


KAOL began as a very small school located in old buildings belonging to the local high school district, and has grown into a four campus organization that educates over 1400 students each year in grades preschool through 12th grade.


KAOL began with 12 teachers in grades preschool through 6th grade and a vision to provide back to basic education to the children of Kingman. Along with that focus came the requirement of parent volunteerism, good attendance and good behavior. Through the years, our parents have helped to log over 20,000 hours of volunteer time each and every school year. We continue to focus on providing the highest quality education in the Kingman area.


Kingman Academy Of Learning is committed to providing high-quality education to our diverse student body. We achieve our goals through a challenging curriculum, quality teachers, and an atmosphere that emphasizes communication and cooperation. Together, these elements create a safe and engaging learning environment in which all students can excel.



The mission of Kingman Academy of Learning is to provide quality education to children in grades pre-school through twelfth grade; to give students the educational foundation for life long success. It is the goal of Kingman Academy to be a basic skills school emphasizing the reading and language arts areas, social studies, math, and science. Many activities will be provided in writing across the curriculum, with emphasis on correct writing procedures.



Strong Academic Foundation
High Standard for Behavior
Consistent Attendance
Parent Involvement