A Message from the Principal
Welcome to Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School! We are excited to provide an exceptional education to all students to prepare them for college, leadership, and life. Please make sure to visit the website weekly, as school events and updates will be made through this page. Go Bulldogs!!!
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Taiala Carvalho Regnier
President & CEO, Green Dot Public Schools California
Dr. Cristina de Jesus
Latest Updates from Ánimo Jefferson
- Writing: ‘The Man Who Dreams Big’ by Manuel ArguetaThis piece placed second for middle school submissions in 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. ... read more
- Green Dot Student Writing and Art Competition Awards Scholarship to Winners!
- Green Dot Students Turn English Lessons into Modern DanceThe Heidi Duckler Dance Theater recently concluded a six-week residency program at Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School, where students learned how to interpret subject matter from their English class into contemporary dance. This November, students showcased their hard work in a recital for family and friends. Read More About Partnerships With Ánimo Jefferson ... read more
- Common Core at 2: More persistence, more critical thinkingAlthough the furor surrounding Common Core hasn’t let up, at Green Dot Public Schools the new education standards are now standard operating procedure. With a year of teaching Common Core under their belts – following a lot of focused preparations dating back to 2012 – Green Dot teachers are reporting that ... read more
- Empowering Parents to Strengthen School CommunitiesBy Marco Petruzzi, Parent and CEO of Green Dot Public Schools National Last winter, the community around Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School in Boyle Heights saw a troubling trend: an increase in gang activity. Parent leaders reacted quickly. In January, they began organizing and working to identify the specific problems they were witnessing – and to determine the best solutions for their neighborhood. On May 15, more than 200 Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo parents held their ... read more