We are a public, tuition-free, college preparatory charter school serving a diverse population in the Watts and Compton community in South Los Angeles. Our mission is to help transform public education so ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life.

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12700 Avalon Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90061

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Phone: (323)-565-4450

A Message from the Principal

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At Ánimo Mae Jemison, we are a constellation of learners working to forge an equitable future for our school and community. Together, we imagine, we explore, we persist, we challenge, and we support each other to set our expectations in the sky.


This vision articulates our hopes and dreams as a school community, and helps to define our path to get there. If you are new to the Animo Mae Jemison family, you have just entered into a very special place. A place where everyone believes in their heart that every child must be prepared for college, leadership, and life - and that this begins as soon as our students walk in our doors as 6th graders. A place defined by a social justice imperative that says students who grow up in the Watts and Compton communities can and will achieve at the same level as their more affluent peers. A place in which all students and staff strive to embody our FLIGHT values: Foster Teamwork, Learn Daily, Inspire Integrity, Go The Distance, Hold High Expectations, and Take Initiative. And a place where academic acceleration is truly happening: in the 2017-18 school year, AMJ demonstrated the highest growth among all Green Dot middle schools on the ELA SBAC and the second highest growth among these schools on the math SBAC.

Our dedicated and talented staff serves approximately 525 students in grades 6-8. In addition to a rigorous and engaging core curriculum, we offer a variety of additional opportunities to educate the whole child:

  • A daily advisory program that builds students' social-emotional skills, academic habits, and college awareness.
  • 12+ teacher-sponsored clubs, from singing to dance to chess to art to our GSA
  • Targeted math and reading intervention that accelerates our students' growth in order to be on track for high school and college
  • Enrichment electives that foster creativity and collaboration: technology, drama, composition, investigations, and ethnic studies
  • Five competitive teams: flag football, basketball, soccer, cheer, and robotics
  • Assemblies, award ceremonies, and incentive events that recognize and celebrate student success
  • Yearly field trips to local universities and other important Los Angeles sites

Parents and guardians are always welcome at our school. We view our parents/guardians as equal partners in providing our children with meaningful educational experiences. Further, we encourage you to become active participants in your child's education by attending school programs, volunteering to help at our school, or engaging in a nightly routine of reading to your child, talking about their day, and getting them prepared for the next day of school.

We invite you to join our community as we work together to best serve our students. Please don't hesitate to call our office or join us at our monthly Coffee/Pizza with the Principal meetings, which are on the school calendar. Whether you are a student, a parent, a teacher, or a community member, we welcome you to the Ánimo Mae Jemison constellation.

In partnership,

Nate Geller

Principal

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En Ánimo Mae Jemison, somos una constelación de aprendices que trabajan para forjar un futuro equitativo para nuestra escuela y nuestra comunidad. Juntos, nos imaginamos, exploramos, persistimos, retamos y nos apoyamos unos a otros para establecer nuestras expectativas en el cielo.


Esta visión articula nuestras esperanzas y sueños como una comunidad escolar, y ayuda a definir nuestro camino para llegar allí. Si usted es nuevo en la familia de Animo Mae Jemison, acaba de ingresar a un lugar muy especial. Un lugar donde todos creen en su corazón que cada estudiante debe estar preparado para la universidad, el liderazgo y la vida, y que esto comienza tan pronto como nuestros alumnos caminan en nuestras puertas como alumnos de 6º grado. Un lugar definido por un imperativo de justicia social que dice que los estudiantes que crecen en las comunidades de Watts y Compton pueden y lograrán al mismo nivel que sus compañeros más afluentes. Un lugar en el que todos los estudiantes y el personal se esfuerzan por incorporar nuestros valores de FLIGHT: (Foster Teamwork) Fomentar el trabajo en equipo, (Learn Daily) aprender diariamente, (Inspire Integrity) inspirar integridad, (Go The Distance) ir a la distancia, (Hold High Expectations) mantener altas expectativas, and (Take Initiative) tomar iniciativa. Y un lugar donde la aceleración académica realmente está sucediendo: en el año escolar 2017-18, AMJ demostró el mayor crecimiento entre todas las escuelas intermedias Green Dot en ELA SBAC y el segundo crecimiento más alto entre las escuelas en el SBAC de matemáticas.

Nuestro dedicado y talentoso personal atiende aproximadamente a 525 estudiantes en los grados 6-8. Además de un currículo básico riguroso e interesante, ofrecemos una variedad de oportunidades adicionales para educar al estudiante en general:

  • Un programa de asesoramiento diario que desarrolla las habilidades sociales y emocionales, los hábitos académicos y la conciencia universitaria de los estudiantes.
  • Más de 12 clubes patrocinados por docentes, como canto, baile, ajedrez, arte hasta nuestra GSA
  • Intervención enfocada en matemáticas y lectura que acelera el crecimiento de nuestros estudiantes para estar en el buen camino para la escuela secundaria y la universidad
  • Optativas de enriquecimiento que fomentan la creatividad y la colaboración: tecnología, drama, composición, investigaciones y estudios étnicos
  • Cinco equipos competitivos: football de bandera , baloncesto, fútbol, equipo de porristas y robótica
  • Asambleas, ceremonias de premiación y eventos de incentivo que reconocen y celebran el éxito de los estudiantes
  • Viajes de campos anuales a universidades locales y otros sitios importantes de Los Ángeles

Los padres y tutores son siempre bienvenidos en nuestra escuela. Vemos a nuestros padres / tutores como socios iguales en proporcionarles a nuestros estudiantes experiencias educativas significativas. Además, lo alentamos a que participe activamente en la educación de su hijo asistiendo a programas escolares, ofreciendo su tiempo como voluntario para en nuestra escuela o participando en una rutina nocturna de lectura para su hijo/a, hablando de su día y preparándolos para el día siguiente. de la escuela.

Los invitamos a unirae a nuestra comunidad para trabajamos juntos para servir mejor a nuestros estudiantes. No dude en llamar a nuestra oficina o unirse a nosotros en nuestras juntas mensuales de café / pizza con el director. Las fechas están en el calendario escolar. Si usted es un estudiante, un padre, un maestro o un miembro de la comunidad, le damos la bienvenida a la constelación de Ánimo Mae Jemison.


En asociación,
Nate Geller
Director de escuela

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Principal

Nate Geller

nathan.geller@animo.org

323-565-4450


Main Office Hours
M - F: 7:15am -4pm

Parent Coordinator: Ciani Nunez-Murillo

Area Superintendent

Alyce Prentice

aprentice@animo.org

(323) 565-1600


President & CEO, Green Dot Public Schools California
Dr. Cristina de Jesus

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Estimadas familias Animo Mae Jemison, ¡Feliz verano! Esperamos que este boletín te encuentre disfrutando de tu verano de Los Ángeles y mantenerte fresco. Me complace darle la bienvenida al año escolar 2018-19 en AMJ, un año que promete estar lleno de logros y enriquecimiento para sus hijos. Estamos orgullosos de construir algunos logros increíbles del…

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Ánimo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School Graduation 2018

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Ánimo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School

12700 South Avalon Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90061

Phone: (323)-565-4450

Principal: Nate Geller