A Message from the Principal
Welcome to Ánimo Florence-Firestone!
We are a public charter school that is free to attend and open to all. We are committed to building a small, safe school, where everyone knows your name. I have been working for the students and parents of South Los Angeles since 2001 and I was previously the principal at Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School, an award-winning school in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood. I am excited to use what I learned to build a new, high-quality school where we care about each other, ourselves, our school, and our future.
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.
Join us on campus for Open House meetings. Call the front office to make an appointment.
President & CEO, Green Dot Public Schools California
Dr. Cristina de Jesus
News & Announcements
This summer, Green Dot students witnessed the first total solar eclipse in the United States since 1979. Green Dot educators saw this as a great opportunity to continue linking current events and natural phenomena to the classroom, encouraging students to tap into their innate curiosity. For many Green Dot schools, this celestial event laid the groundwork…
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Latest Updates from AFF
- Ánimo Pat Brown’s New Building Strengthens the College PathwayThis fall, the Florence-Firestone community gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School (APB) building. The community was overjoyed not just by the prospect of a new facility, but the sixth through twelfth grade pathway the new building will support. The new facility will be a close neighbor to Ánimo Florence Firestone Charter Middle School (AFF), which ... read more
- And the Winners of the Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards Are…On May 5, 2018, eight Golden Dot Awards were given to staff who exemplify Green Dot Public Schools’ core values. The Golden Dot Awards highlighted educators and staff who demonstrate exceptional teaching, school leadership and support for our schools. The night’s awardees were selected from our more than 1,500 inspiring teachers, staff and administrators who serve Green Dot’s 13,800 students across California, Tennessee and ... read more