Students Thrive Here

Ánimo Florence-Firestone Charter Middle School is a public charter school that is free to attend, open to all, and committed to student success. In our tight-knit community, teachers know all students' names, and get to know the individual goals and dreams of each student. While we are small, our school never hesitates to dream big. Our highly-qualified educators are excited to collaborate with parents and students to ensure that all of our students are prepared for High School, College, Leadership, and Life.

Students Thrive Here

Ánimo Florence-Firestone Charter Middle School is a public charter school that is free to attend, open to all, and committed to student success. In our tight-knit community, teachers know all students\' names, and get to know the individual goals and dreams of each student. While we are small, our school never hesitates to dream big. Our highly-qualified educators are excited to collaborate with parents and students to ensure that all of our students are prepared for High School, College, Leadership, and Life.

We foster a nurturing community.

We meet students where they are.

We prepare all of our students for college, leadership, and life.

We engage parents as partners.

Message from the Principal

Ánimo Florence-Firestone creates a space where all students engage in a safe and inclusive school community that fosters healthy, fulfilled, inquisitive, collaborative, and caring learners. Our highly-qualified and diverse staff are excited to work together with parents and students to ensure that all of our students are prepared for High School, College, Leadership, and Life. 

 

Joshua Hartford

Principal

Ánimo Florence-Firestone Charter Middle School

News & Announcements

Stories About Ánimo Florence-Firestone

Read the script that won third place from all of our California middle schools by Joshua Camacho, a student at Ánimo Florence-Firestone Charter Middle School. The post ‘Empty Hope’ by Joshua Camacho appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 04/14/2021
In this riveting short story, Green Dot student, Amy Manzo Mendez, reflects on the rich legacy of Latino American civil rights activist, Cesar Chavez. The post ‘A Story To Be Told’ by Amy Manzo Mendez appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 03/31/2021
Through a 100% live distance learning model, digital tools, and collaboration, Ánimo Florence Firestone has built a virtual launchpad to help our students succeed on their path to college. The post An Inside Look at Distance Learning at Ánimo Florence-Firestone appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 03/26/2021
Supporters and school leaders shared stories and quantitative results across all seven schools—demonstrating how instrumental each school has been in supporting the academic growth of students. The post LAUSD Renewal of 7 Green Dot Schools Reaffirms Accountability and Performance appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 12/09/2020
Vincent Huynh's math classes may look different than they did last fall, but one thing remains the same: his commitment to developing growth mindsets and nurturing students' inherent capacity to learn. The post Growth Mindset: An Important Component of Student Success appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 12/08/2020
In these times of uncertainty, human connection is more important than ever. The post Five Glimpses into School Spirit During Covid appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 10/13/2020

We offer campus tours if you are interested in learning more. During the tour, attendees will have the opportunity to see the Ánimo Florence-Firestone campus, ask questions, meet the principal, and see classrooms in action.