Clubs & Activities


Hiking Club


Bailes Culturales/Cultural Dance Club

Chess Club

Earth Club

Gamers Society

Poetry Club

Loopholes & Inception (Dream Club)

Japanese Anime Club

Black Student Union

Gay Straight Student Alliance

Film and Theater Club

Auto Club

Poetry Slam

Goulden Souljah Step Team

Bain Competition

Youth Business Alliance (YBA)

College Match

Minds Matter


The mission of our athletic programs is to provide students with competitive opportunities in interscholastic sports so that they will learn and demonstrate the life-long values of leadership, sportsmanship, teamwork, and integrity.

Our sports are shared entirely with Ánimo Leadership. Any inquiries about our sports program can be made to our Athletic Director, Victor Valdez. Email him by clicking here.

Our sports are:


Girls' Soccer


Boys' Basketball


Girls' Basketball

Boys' Soccer



 Girl’s Volleyball 




Summer & Enrichment Opportunities

Many summer programs are available for students to pursure addtional experience and learning. Some of the programs are free and many target minority students. They are also a great way to show extra dedication on your college applications. You can search for summer programs using TeenInk and Listed below are some of the most popular summer enrichment programs:

Jobs & Internships

City Year, Washington, DC (AmeriCorps)

Graduating seniors who are not sure what they want to do after high school should consider applying for a paid community service position with City Year, Washington, DC, a group of 17-24 year olds committed to full-time service for ten months in the Washington, DC, community. Benefits include: living stipend, health care coverage, free metro pass, and an educational scholarship. Find out more

Constitutional Rights Foundation Youth Internship Program

The Youth Internship Program (YIP) places qualified urban students as paid interns in law firms, businesses, government offices, and non-profit organizations. Open to sophomores and juniors during their out-of-school months, the program is offered three times a year to accommodate students in Los Angeles’ year-round school systems. Each paid internship program lasts eight weeks. Students work at job sites for six out of the eight weeks. During the first and last week and every Friday of each program, YIP participants take part in educational seminars. Find out more

CRF’s Expanding Horizons Internships (Los Angeles)

Combine paid internships in exciting professional settings with 12 interactive seminars. The program provides the professional skill-building, community awareness, and educational preparation necessary for effective action in our democratic society. Internships in the areas of law, public policy, health fields, arts, business, education and government. Pays $9.00/hour. Find out more

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program

Since 1992, the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) has recruited college students for paid summer- and semester-long internships at federal agencies and private corporations in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country. These ten and fifteen-week internship programs give college students direct experience in a diverse array of careers in the federal and corporate sectors. Find out more


The mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. INROADS seeks high performing Black, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American Indian students for internship opportunities with some of the nation’s largest companies. Find out more


Leadership & Government

African American Youth Leadership Program (AAYLP)

The African American Youth Leadership Program is an annual conference for high school juniors and seniors in Sacramento, hosted by the Research and Policy Institute of California. Participants are exposed to training in leadership and personal development and are shown the tools of success in education, business, and government. Conference participants get hands-on experience that culminates in a mock presentation and debate of proposed bills in California’s Assembly Chambers. AAYLP graduates are admitted into the Society of Leaders, a virtual community connecting high-achieving students to academic support, career counseling, and to each other. Find out more

Boys State and Girls State

Boys State and Girls State are summer leadership programs, sponsored by the American Legion and the American Legion Auxillary. Students spend a week living on a college campus and learn about city, county, and state government. Students are eligible to participate the summer after their junior year. Find out more about CA Boys State or CA Girls State

California Youth Think Tank (CYTT) Summer Residence Program

A youth leadership and diversity training program for California youth to explore important issues, bridge the gaps that divide them, and work collectively to find solutions to the challenges facing their communities and society. The program is designed to bolster students' leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills and has components for both high school and middle school students. Find out more

Center for Talented Youth Program at Princeton

Welcome to CTY's program at Princeton University—a three-week residential summer program for academically talented high school students, grades 10 and above. We enter the twenty-first century facing numerous challenges and opportunities. In an increasingly interconnected world, choices we make locally have significant global implications. CTY's program for 10th through 12th graders focuses on key global issues in the twenty-first century. Quite simply, we believe that critical issues of the future deserve the time and attention of the brightest students of our time. Scholarships available – must submit paper (downloaded) application. Find out more

Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project

This week-long leadership training conference hosted in Sacrament is open for all California high school students currently in the 10th and 11th grade. The conference provides valuable information on Chicano/Latino culture and history through personal experiences of presenters and their study of related topics. The leadership training is presented so that students can take what they learn back to their schools and communities. Find out more

Junior Statesmen of America Summer Program

Junior Statesmen of America allows students to immerse themselves in politics and government while making new friends and developing leadership skills.Find out more

Pre-College Leadership Program at Morehouse College

There are 2 programs, one for male students completing their sophomore or junior year, and the other for male students completing their senior year. The curriculum focuses on personal and interpersonal leadership skills. Find out more

National Student Leadership Conference (universities in New York, San Francisco, Chicago or Washington, DC)

Experience a Future Career and Life on a College Campus! The NSLC uses an interactive approach to learning that enables students to experience a day-in-the-life of a future career. Students can choose from one of 14 career areas, including: Medicine, Engineering, International Diplomacy, Business, Sports Management, Forensic Science, International Business, Law, U.S. Policy and Politics, Theater, Journalism, National Security, Education and the Arts. While at the NSLC, students will meet with and learn from national and world leaders, surgeons and scientists, artists and architects, business leaders, lawyers and more. Exclusive tours and behind-the-scenes visits add richness to the experience. Scholarships available. Find out more

University of Notre Dame Leadership Seminars

Notre Dame Leadership Seminars explore topics affecting the global community. The courses are centered around vibrant discussion and a robust exchange of ideas. This creates a context in which students are encouraged to examine their own conclusions and hone their own leadership capacities by improving their communications and analytical skills. Expenses for students accepted to Leadership Seminars —including transportation to and from Notre Dame— will be paid for by the University. Approximately 100 students are admitted to Leadership Seminars each year, and students are eligible to receive one college credit upon completion of the program. All expenses paid (including airfare) if selected to participate. Find out more

Tavis Smiley Foundation "Youth to Leaders" Leadership Institute

The Tavis Smiley Foundation’s Leadership Institute is the core training and development program of Youth to Leaders. Each year students, ages 13-18, are invited to apply to attend this five-day conference held on a college campus. Between 200 and 250 students are accepted for participation along with adult allies who serve as chaperones. The majority of the Institute participants are moderate to low-income from urban and suburban communities nationwide. Each year 20-25 states are represented. Find out more


Science, Math, & Engineering

COSMOS – The California State Summer School for Mathematics & Science

The mission of COSMOS is to motivate the most creative minds of the new generation of prospective scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who will become leaders of California, the nation, and the world. The program aims to create a community of students who participate in and contribute to an intensive academic experience delivered by distinguished educators and scholars. Find out more

George Washington University Science & Engineering Apprenticeship program

This program places academically talented high school Students (at least 16 yrs old, sophomores/juniors) with interest in science & math in Department of Defense laboratories for an 8-week period over the summer. The program provides experience in the world of scientific research, with hands-on exposure to scientific & engineering practices not available in the HS environment. It is a paid apprenticeship and the students are assigned a scientist or engineer as their mentor. Find out more

National Space Club Scholars Program, sponsored by NASA

This is a 6 week summer internship at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. It is open to students who will be 16 years old and have completed the 10th grade, have demonstrated high academic success, and have an interest in space science or engineering as a career. Find out more

MITES Program (Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science) at MIT

MITES is a challenging 6 week summer program that prepares promising rising seniors for careers in engineering and science. If you are selected, all educational, housing, meals and activity costs are covered. You must, however, pay for your own transportation to and from MIT. Find out more

Smith College: Summer Science & Engineering Program

The Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) is a four-week residential program for exceptional young women with strong interests in science, engineering and medicine. Each July, select high school students from across the country and abroad come to Smith College to do hands-on research with Smith faculty in the life and physical sciences and in engineering. Girls who will be in high school (grades 9- 12) in fall 2015 are eligible to apply for the summer 2015 program. Partial financial aid available. Find out more

UCLA Engineering Science Corps Outreach Program

The UCLA Summer Research Program for high school students offers hands-on research experience working in an engineering laboratory of a distinguished UCLA faculty member. Each participant is matched with a faculty mentor and works as a member of that faculty mentor’s research group for eight summer weeks. Participants will attend weekly workshops/presentations conducted by faculty and staff during a catered lunch, which will expose participants to the various engineering departments at UCLA. High school participants also learn to translate their research data into the constructs of a scientific poster, which is presented on the final day of the program. Find out more

UCLA Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity "SMARTS" Program

Admitted students participate in CEED's Annual Science Mathematics Achievement and Research Technology for Students Program (SMARTS). SMARTS is a six-week summer college preparation program at UCLA designed to engage traditionally underrepresented students in rigorous science, technology, engineering and math instruction and training. Participants engage in math courses, SAT preparation, research, and college and career planning workshops. Students also complete six weeks of research in UCLA labs through the Research Assistance Program. The six-week experience is culminated with a closing ceremony where Research Apprentices formally present their projects to an audience of faculty, staff, parents and their peers. Find out more

Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC)

The SUMaC program brings mathematically talented and motivated high-school students from across the United States, and from around the world, to Stanford University for four weeks of serious mathematical pursuits. The goals of the program are to provide access for these students to advanced topics in mathematics, to lead these students through topics that are of great significance to mathemetics and the sciences, and to provide a friendly social environment for interaction between SUMaC participants and Stanford Mathematics Department faculty and students. Find out more

Women in Engineering, E2@UMD (University of Maryland)

Exploring Engineering at the University of Maryland (E2@UMD) is a one-week summer program for high school women (rising juniors or seniors) who are considering engineering as a possible major and career. You will live on campus for one-week and explore the world of engineering through fun hands-on activities, laboratory experiments, informative workshops, team challenges, and seminars with professional engineers. Find out more

Young Scholars Program at UC Davis

The Young Scholars Program and UC Davis is designed to expose students to the world of original research in the natural sciences with an emphasis on the biological, environmental, and agricultural sciences. Find out more


Summer University Coursework

Academy of Business Leadership (UCLA, LMU, USC, CSULA, CSUF)

Immerse yourself in a college environment and receive instruction from top MBA graduates and college students from prestigious universities. Gain access and exposure at the highest levels to Fortune 500 corporations and leaders of our time. Free if selected to participate! Find out more

Harvard Secondary School Program

The Harvard Secondary School Program offers students the chance to take Harvard courses while meeting people from around the world. Find out more


Brown University offers pre-college summer programs that are on campus, online, and aborad. Find out more

Summer Pre-Collegiate Program at UC Berkeley

The Summer Pre-Collegiate Program at UC Berkeley offers students a chance to earn college credit by taking college-level courses. Find out more

California Institute of the Arts: Inner Spark!

InnerSpark is a four week program of exploration, discovery and hard work designed to unleash your creative power. From July 10 through August 6, 2010, a talented group of high school students will receive intensive training from professionals in music, theatre, video and film, visual arts, dance, creative writing, and animation. The faculty members are accomplished, practicing professional artists, musicians, writers, dancers, actors and filmmakers. The teacher to student ratio is roughly one instructor to nine pupils. Full and partial scholarships are available! Find out more

Dartmouth Bound

Juniors are selected for Dartmouth Bound inclusion on the basis of their academic achievement, personal character, and potential for college success. The Dartmouth Bound program provides opportunities for students to visit campus and learn about life at the College, as well as our admissions and financial aid process. Program participants receive free round trip transportation and overnight accommodations in residence halls. Find out more

Pomona College Summer Scholars Program

The Summer Scholars Enrichment Program (SSEP) is an intensive 4-week academic program that serves 9th and 10th grade students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education—students who are first in their family to attend college, those from low income families and those who are African American or Latino. The program enrolls up to 90 participants from the Los Angeles area and the Inland Empire. SSEP participants live in Pomona’s residence halls from Sunday night thru Friday evening. All expenses paid if selected to participate! Find out more

Quest Bridge College Prep Scholarship for High School

Awards include all-expense paid trips to college campuses, scholarships to summer programs at Harvard, Notre Dame, Stanford or Yale, and individualized college admissions counseling. Find out more

Stanford University Summer Session (Palo Alto, CA)

Accomplishment, inspirational professors, lifelong learning, lasting friendships, outstanding athletic and cultural activities, and the beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area characterize the Stanford tradition. As a High School Summer College student during summer 2009, you will take undergraduate courses and earn Stanford University credit. You will also participate in many interesting and entertaining activities that enhance the academic experience. Our selective program attracts students who are eager to experience a true university environment. Scholarships available! Find out more

Summer at Georgetown

Make this a summer you’ll never forget. Summer at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., is an exciting, challenging learning experience that extends far beyond the classroom. It is an experience that’s uniquely Georgetown, where your classmates share your drive for outstanding achievement and your thirst for meeting new people and exploring new cultures. This summer, you and your classmates can lay the foundation for lifelong success. Together, you will enjoy an exclusive introduction to the esteemed community of Georgetown University. Partial scholarships are available to qualified students. Find out more

UCLA Summer Sessions

UCLA Summer Sessions and Special Programs offers summer programs to motivated high school students who would like to get a jump-start on their college career and gain enrichment in a variety of interesting and challenging subjects. Find out more

UC Riverside Summer Academy for Advanced High School Students

The UC Riverside Summer Academy opens summer courses to high school students, giving students the chance to earn college credit. Find out more

UC San Diego Academic Connections

UC San Diego program to connect high school students with college subject matter courses led by graduate students in a wide array of academic disciplines.Find out more

University of Maryland Young Scholars Program

The University of Maryland Young Scholars Program targets rising juniors and seniors who have a strong academic record and a desire to excel to experience college life while earning three academic credits. 14 courses are offered for three weeks. Find out more

UCLA Extension for High School Students

UCLA's High School Level Program designed for the college-bound student. These intensive academic courses help introduce students to the UCLA campus, and can provide high school credit, with prior agreement from your counselor. Students can also take regular UCLA Extension degree-credit courses, available evenings and weekends. Find out more

USC Continuing Education and Summer Programs

USC Summer Seminars Spend four weeks living and learning on the USC campus and earn three units of elective credit at USC Summer Seminars. Open to students who have completed at least the freshman (9th grade) year of high school. No financial assistance will be available. Find out more

Woodbury University: Summer Courses for High School Students

Interested in Graphic Design, Animation or Psychology? Sign up for a summer course at Woodbury and get college credit while learning new skills. Find out more

Other Summer Enrichment Opportunities

College Admission Prep Camp

The College Admission Prep Camp is a way to have a great time on a college campus this summer while getting a head start on the college admissions process. The program offers: SAT test preparations with a proven curriculum, college admissions essay one-on-one tutoring, college admissions guidance – where to apply, how the process works. Find out more

Hispanic College Fund Hispanic Youth Institute

The Hispanic Youth Institute is a national pre-college program that begins the Hispanic College Fund’s pipeline of programs helping students graduate from college, pursue professional careers and give back to the community. Students experience a university campus for a four-day, three-night college empowerment program where students will learn to overcome both real and perceived barriers to college access. The students participate in college and career workshops, connect with local Hispanic professionals, meet college admissions officers, interact with mentors, listen to inspirational speakers, and compete for scholarships. Throughout the on-campus experience, the students will build their confidence and receive practical tools to help them along their pathway to college. Find out more

Otis College of Art and Design: Summer of Art

This intensive, four-week, pre-college program is for those 15 and older who wish to study at one of the top art and design colleges in the country. Small classes ensure personalized, in-depth learning. Rigorous course work includes both hands-on studio classes in a chosen area of concentration and Foundation Studio classes. Classes meet 9 a.m.–4:20 p.m. on weekdays, and include homework. Many of the instructors are award-winning, practicing designers and artists who teach in Otis’ BFA program. Contact with instructors provides a glimpse into the working lives of professional artists and designers, and introduces students to career choices. Working with faculty members, students selects their best work for the final exhibition displayed throughout the campus. Scholarships available! Find out more

Outward Bound, Los Angeles (OBA)

Serving the Greater Los Angeles area, OBA, Inc., better known as Outward Bound Adventures, is a nonprofit organization that provides meaningful nature-based educational experiences for urban underserved youth, young adults and their families. OBA uses the wilderness, urban communities and classroom settings to teach its middle school and high school participants about the natural world. Participants engage in activities and initiatives that promote self-empowerment, integrity, accountability, health, community service and environmental education. Find out more

Summer Discovery

Summer Discovery offers summer enrichment programs from UCLA to Florance, Italy, in a wide array of subjects. Find out more

Summer Journalism Program at Princeton University

The Summer Journalism Program is designed for low-income sophomores or juniors who have an interest in journalism. The cost is free including travel costs to and from Princeton! Find out more


Community College Opportunities

Students interested in making themselves more academically competitive may want to attend community college courses over the summer. Students who take advantage of concurrent enrollment opportunities demonstrate that they are capable of handling college level coursework. In addition, UC/CSU approved courses at the community college can help satisfy a high school subject requirement while simultaneously earning the student college credits. For more information, students should visit the website of the community college that they wish to attend. Some local options to consider include:

Some summer opportunity information provided by UCLA EAOP

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Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School

3425 Manchester Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90305

Phone: (323) 565-2100

Principal: Sue Jean Hong