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Students Thrive Here

At Ánimo Mae Jemison, we are a constellation of learners working to forge an equitable future for our school and community. Together, we imagine, we explore, we persist, we challenge, and we support each other to set our expectations in the sky. 

Everyone at Mae Jemison believes that every child must be prepared for college, leadership, and life - and this begins as soon as our students walk in our doors as 6th graders. A place defined by a social justice imperative that says students who grow up in the Watts and Compton communities can and will achieve at the same level as their more affluent peers. A place in which all students and staff strive to embody our FLIGHT values: Foster Teamwork, Learn Daily, Inspire Integrity, Go The Distance, Hold High Expectations, and Take Initiative. And a place where academic acceleration is truly happening: since 2016, AMJ has made double-digit gains on both the ELA and math SBAC assessments. We invite you to join our community as we work together to best serve our students.

 

Students Thrive Here

At Ánimo Mae Jemison, we are a constellation of learners working to forge an equitable future for our school and community. Together, we imagine, we explore, we persist, we challenge, and we support each other to set our expectations in the sky. 

Everyone at Mae Jemison believes that every child must be prepared for college, leadership, and life - and this begins as soon as our students walk in our doors as 6th graders. A place defined by a social justice imperative that says students who grow up in the Watts and Compton communities can and will achieve at the same level as their more affluent peers. A place in which all students and staff strive to embody our FLIGHT values: Foster Teamwork, Learn Daily, Inspire Integrity, Go The Distance, Hold High Expectations, and Take Initiative. And a place where academic acceleration is truly happening: since 2016, AMJ has made double-digit gains on both the ELA and math SBAC assessments. We invite you to join our community as we work together to best serve our students.

 

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

As your principal, I commit to keep you informed to our evolving reality.  It is my job to keep our constellation safe and provide the most rigorous academic program available.  Our Constellation will “Rise Up” and advocate for social justice in the Watts and Compton communities.  Parents and guardians, please know that you are always welcome at AMJ and we consider you an essential part of our family.  As a parent myself, I know that it takes a village to provide the best educational experience for our children. At Ánimo Mae Jemison, we are a constellation of learners working to forge an equitable future for our school and community. Together, we imagine, we explore, we persist, we challenge, and we support each other to set our expectations in the sky. 

Dr. Angela Carter Rodriguez

Principal, Ánimo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School

News & Announcements

Stories About Ánimo Mae Jemison

As we eagerly await for our hallways to once again echo with the laughter of students, our educators have shared what they are most excited for this school year. The post Green Dot Educators Share Excitement in Reopening this School Year appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 17/08/2021
In our work with Green Dot Public Schools as part of the Charter Students with Disabilities Pilot Community, we’ve witnessed a glowing example of how one charter school network is building capacity to lead improvement at scale: with hearts, minds, and — to borrow the team’s own terminology — ‘data... Read more
Published on 21/01/2021
When it is safe to return to school, Ánimo Watts and Ánimo Mae Jemison will have a new surprise in their backyard. The post New Park Renovations Bring Sanctuary, Sustainability to Green Dot Schools appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 13/01/2021
Of Green Dot’s 19 schools in California, nearly all have the word Ánimo in their name. What does Ánimo mean? And why is it so important to Green Dot? The post What Does "Ánimo" Mean? appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 29/09/2020
From school namesakes to difference-making Alumni, here are five stories that celebrate Latinx excellence across our network of schools. The post We Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with Heroes, Students, and Alumni appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 14/09/2020

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