Animo Venice Charter High School


820 Broadway St
Venice, CA 90291
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Phone: (310) 392-8751 ext 1104


A Message from the Principal

Dear Pirate Families: Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! I hope you enjoyed a fun filled summer break with friends and family! Here, at Animo Venice, we have been preparing for the upcoming year, and are certainly excited to welcome new and returning students to a new school year of learning and growing. During the 2017-18 school year, all of us at Animo Venice will continue to build upon and refine our proven foundation of good work, honored traditions, and continued excellence in education. Our vision is to Prepare Students for College, Leadership, and Life!!! Personally, I am elated to be your principal and look forward to working with both you and your students to ensure smooth sailing! My goal is to ensure that every student at our school experiences ongoing academic and social growth and that every school day brings them closer to achieving their ultimate goals. We have several new educators joining our staff this school year, and they are eager to share their knowledge and passion for learning with our students! They are highly qualified, come with lots of experience, and share the Animo Venice mission.

  • SPED - Christina “Tina” Gauthier
  • SPED – Liliana Quintero
  • Math – Kevin Castro
  • Math – Joshua Rombro
  • English – Franz Liebster
  • History – Jordan Chaffin
  • Government – Kathryn M. Dennis
  • Spanish/College Readiness – Carlos Moreno
  • School Psych – Augusto “Greego” Landicho
  • Assistant Principal - Sharon Gorsich

I want to extend a special, year-long invitation to all of you, to please make an effort to attend school functions when possible. We want, we need, and we value your involvement. Your active participation is key to the success of your young Pirates’ high school experience.

I hope to see each of you at Back to School Night! on Thursday, August 17 from 5-7 PM. This will be a great time to strengthen our Pirate community, meet teachers and other families, and learn about the upcoming school year. Our school goal is to see 85% of our families at this event if not more.


Julio Murcia, Principal


Julio Murcia


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Area Superintendent

Gordon Gibbings

(323) 565-1600

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

News & Announcements

Speak at Ánimo Venice’s 3rd Annual Career Fair

May 18, 2018
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Statement on Student Safety for Walk-out

March 13, 2018

March 12, 2018 Animo Venice Family, Animo Venice CHS and Green Dot Public Schools CA share the concerns about the gun-related violent incidents at schools that have been occurring across the country, most recently in Parkland, Florida. A grass-roots national movement of students and parents has encouraged participation in a 17-minute school walkout on March…

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October Events

September 14, 2017

Fall is here! Join Ánimo Venice for a special PSAT schedule, an ASB Pep Rally, the SCHOOL DANCE and more! Download the October Events Calendar here >>  

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September Events

September 11, 2017

Spirit Week, Parent Conferences, and the ASB Pep Rally are just a few of the events happening at Ánimo Venice in September!   Download the calendar to stay up to date with the latest happenings >>  

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Ánimo Venice Ranks in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best High School Report

May 4, 2017

For 17 years, Green Dot Public Schools has dedicated itself to creating positive, academically rigorous public schools in neighborhoods across the country that are in highest need of quality school options. We are proud of the work we’ve done to serve high school and middle school students in Los Angeles, Memphis, and Tacoma. This week we…

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Principal’s Post

March 6, 2017

In this edition of Principal’s Post: Ánimo Venice Principal Julio Murica reviews parent conferences, college updates, SAT/ACT prep, basketball and more. Read the latest from Ánimo Venice here >>   Download event calendars for March and April Upcoming Dates and Deadlines Casual Dress Days: the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month College Gear Days:…

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Principal’s Post

October 11, 2016

Parent conferences, senior portraits, PSATs, and Halloween– Ánimo Venice Principal Julio Murcia covers all this and more in this issue of Principal’s Post. Read the latest from Ánimo Venice here

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Friends and Family Portrait Fundraiser

October 11, 2016

CFP Studio has partnered with Ánimo Venice Charter High School to offer you professional photography at deeply discounted rates to help raise money for the Junior Class College Trip. After your session, you’ll view the photos and place your order. Payment must be made at the time of photography in order to purchase a photo…

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Attention 11th Grade Students and Parents: You’re Invited!

September 7, 2016

Come to Coffee with the Principal/Café con el director Read more here >>

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Principal’s Post: Parent Newsletter

September 7, 2016

Read the latest from Ánimo Venice here.

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2017 Graduation Photos

Ánimo Venice Charter High School Graduation 2017

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Ánimo Venice Charter High School

820 Broadway St
Venice, CA 90291

Phone: (310) 392-8751 ext 1104

Principal: Julio Mucia