Ánimo City of Champions Charter High School

We are a public, tuition-free, college preparatory charter school serving a diverse population in Inglewood, California. Our mission is to help transform public education so ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life.

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Ánimo City of Champions Charter High School

9330 S. 8th Ave
Inglewood, CA 90305
(Enter on Arbor Vitae St.)

Phone: (323) 565-4485


Message from the Principal

As Principal, at Animo City of Champions, I am committed to ensuring that students needs and interests help shape instruction and extracurricular opportunities. Through this shared commitment to learning, I am excited to see students develop a sense of connectedness to peers, staff, and administrators. I look forward to a very positive and productive year together! I extend a special, yearlong invitation to our families to join us at school activities and events whenever possible. At Animo City of Champions- We want . . . we need . . . and we value your involvement and support in your child’s education! It is vital and plays an integral role in each student’s success. We encourage you to contact us if/when the need arises, and to stay in the know about your student’s studies, assignments, assessments, and school activities, as well as other events and happenings. As our school motto states, “Together We Rise, Together We Fall, Together We Are Champions and Champions Take All!” I look forward to doing this work TOGETHER!


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(323) 565-4485

Office Hours
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM


Area Superintendent

Meghan Maguire


(323) 565-1600

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

News and Announcements

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October 14, 2019

Apply for our Lottery today! Lottery for school year 2020-2021 is open now. The lottery window closes Dec 6th at 4pm. The lottery drawing will be held on Dec 12th at 5pm at Animo City of Champions. Enroll Online

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Latest Updates from Ánimo City of Champions

  • How Simone Is Paving the Way for Her Siblings to Attend College
    Simone Grossley, an 11th grade student at Ánimo City of Champions Charter High School (CHA) has always had a strong desire to attend college. Even at a young age she viewed college as not only a way to attain more knowledge, but also as a means of improving her family’s social mobility. “If I move up, they ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 10/29/2019
  • Exposing Students to Diverse Career Pathways
    This semester, students at Ánimo City of Champions Charter High School had the opportunity to learn from esteemed professionals at their second annual career day! At Green Dot, we provide our students with ample opportunities to broaden their exposure to diverse career opportunities, including career days, mock interviewsinternshipsfield trips, and panels with professionals. ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 03/28/2019
  • Strong Leaders Take the Helm at Green Dot Schools Across the Country
    As we begin a new school year, Green Dot Public Schools is proud to introduce a number of new school leaders. While not all are new faces at their schools, they are all new to the helm. These educators will drive the direction of our schools, embody our mission to serve all students, and inspire their teachers, families and communities to commit to excellence ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 08/28/2018
  • Photo Essay: Ánimo City of Champions Charter High School’s First Career Day
    This month, students at Ánimo City of Champions Charter High School in Inglewood met with professionals across STEM, business, entertainment, and non-profit industries. Counselor Tyler Williams and Parent Coordinator Laura Williford worked with staff and the Inglewood community to invite professionals to the school’s first Career Day. ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 04/27/2018
  • ‘Untitled’ by Sierra Moore
    This piece was part of the Ánimo Voices Competition, which invited students to write about innovators, upstanders, visionaries, or rebels that have made a difference in their local or broader communities. The competition was an opportunity to motivate, recognize, and celebrate our strong student voices through writing and art.
    Untitled by Sierra Moore, 9th grade, Ánimo City of Champions Charter ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 04/25/2018

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Ánimo City of Champions Charter High School

9330 S 8th Ave.

Inglewood, CA, 90305

Phone: (323) 565-4485