11100 S. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047
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Phone: (323) 779-0544
Fax: (323) 779-0565

A Message from the Principal

Ánimo South Los Angeles Charter High School is a special learning community because of our amazing staff and the families we serve.  We are a public charter school that is dedicated to serve our local community.  Our mission is to prepare every student for College, Leadership and Life.  We are a small learning community that serves approximately 630 families.  We annually graduate more than 90% of our students because we provide a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum that balances enrichment and intervention courses.

Although a small school in comparison to other local high schools, our students have several opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities that support their preparation for College, Leadership and Life- Panther Student Government, Dance, and Music Production classes, along with CIF sports teams, like Football and Softball, to name a few.  Our staff is committed to cultivating greatness in every one of our students.  We also offer seven Advanced Placement courses and our students can earn additional college credit through our partnership with Los Angeles Southwest College.

Our doors are always open.  We hope to see you on our campus soon!



Taiala Carvalho


Join us on campus for Coffee with the Principal meetings.

Area Superintendent

Leilani Abulon

(323) 565-1600

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

News & Announcements

2017 Graduation Photos

Ánimo South Los Angeles High School Graduation 2017

Alumni Day 12/16/16

November 29, 2016

Calling all ASLA Alumni: Alumni Day is Friday, December 16th from 11:15a – 12:30pm. Contact Mr. Heuisler ( to confirm your attendance—we would love to see you!

Junior SAT Diagnostic 11/14/16

November 14, 2016

Juniors, don’t forget tomorrow the SAT Diagnostic begins promptly at 8am on Monday, November 14th . Eat a healthy breakfast and don’t be late!

3rd Annual Parents and Students Assembly

October 31, 2016

Panthers, join us for the 3rd Annual United Parents & Students Assembly this upcoming Saturday, November 5th. Contact our Parent Coordinator, Edgar Sanchez, for more information.

November Calendar and Parent Letter

October 31, 2016

Click the calendar to view the full-size PDF. Click here to view the November 2016 Parent Letter.

Parent Conferences this Week

October 17, 2016

Announcement: LAIC This Friday 9/9

September 7, 2016

Latin American Independence Celebration Time: 2:20 to 3:20 Date: Friday, September 9, 2016 Place: ASLA @ Henry Clay Campus Click here if you are interested in donating food.