We are a public, tuition-free, college preparatory charter school serving a diverse population in the Lennox neighborhood of Inglewood, California. Our mission is to help transform public education so ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life.
A Message from the Principal
Dear Ánimo Leadership Families,
I am pleased to be serving as the principal of Ánimo Leadership Charter High School. I am thrilled to serve our community in this capacity and to continue the great work of all of the past and present teachers and leaders here at Ánimo. I have been a member of the Green Dot and Ánimo community since 2007, when I joined the staff of Ánimo Pat Brown as an English, ESL and History teacher. I taught a variety of classes at all grade levels for eight years, before becoming an assistant principal for Ánimo Leadership six years ago.
In my second year as the principal, the mission and focus of Ánimo Leadership will remain the same. We will continue to operate a safe campus and provide rigorous instruction to ensure that all of our students are prepared for college, leadership, and life. Year after year, our students continue to raise the bar for academic achievement. I look forward to continuing to share in your pride of their successes.
I have enjoyed meeting and speaking with many of you, the parents and families of Ánimo, over the past five years. I look forward to getting to know even more of you in the future. Please join me at any of the upcoming parent events at school. I look forward to hearing about your hopes and needs for our students and community.
Catherine Perez-Morales, Principal
Estimadas familias de Ánimo Leadership,
Tengo el placer de servir como directora de Ánimo Leadership Charter High School. Estoy encantada de servir a nuestra comunidad en una capacidad mayor y de continuar el gran trabajo de todos los maestros y líderes del pasado y del presente en Ánimo. He sido miembro de la comunidad Green Dot y Ánimo desde 2007, cuando me uní la escuela de Ánimo Pat Brown como maestra de inglés, ESL e historia. He enseñado una variedad de clases en todos los grados por ocho años, antes de convertirme en subdirectora para Ánimo Leadership hace seis años.
En mi segundo año como directora, la misión y el enfoque de Ánimo Leadership seguirá siendo lo mismo. Continuaremos operando una escuela segura con instrucción rigurosa para asegurar que todos nuestros estudiantes estén preparados para el colegio, liderazgo y vida. Año tras año, nuestros estudiantes continúan elevando la barra de logros académicos. Espero seguir participando en su orgullo de sus éxitos.
He disfrutado de conocer y hablar con muchos de ustedes, los padres y las familias de Ánimo, durante los últimos cinco años. Espero conocer a aún más de ustedes en el futuro. Por favor, vengan a los próximos eventos para padres en la escuela conmigo. Espero escuchar sus esperanzas y necesidades para nuestros estudiantes y para nuestra comunidad.
Catherine Perez-Morales, directora
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President & CEO, Green Dot Public Schools California
Dr. Cristina de Jesus
News & Announcements
Today we are excited to learn that two of Green Dot Public Schools California’s high schools, Ánimo Inglewood and Ánimo Leadership, have received a Gold Ribbon Schools Award from the California State Board of Education. Ánimo Inglewood and Ánimo Leadership join Ánimo Pat Brown in the honor of receiving the State’s highest recognition for educational excellence — Ánimo Pat Brown…
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Today we are excited to learn that two of Green Dot Public Schools California’s high schools, Ánimo Inglewood and Ánimo Leadership, have received a Gold Ribbon Schools Award from the California State Board of Education. Ánimo Inglewood and Ánimo Leadership join Ánimo Pat Brown in the honor of receiving the State’s highest recognition for educational…
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Latest Updates from Ánimo Leadership
- Second Annual Ánimo Cup Soccer Tournament Turns Out Two School WinnersThis spring, Green Dot middle school and high school students competed in the second annual Ánimo Cup, an intramural soccer tournament for teams in our network. In the middle school division, Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle School (AEO) won against Ánimo Phillis Wheatley Charter Middle School with a score of 2-0 to place first in the middle school ... read more
- How a Student Group Helped Promote a More Inclusive School Environment“The reaction when you hear the word ‘gay’ on this campus is not the same as it once was. What was once pervasive is no longer,” recalled Sarah Ducker, English teacher at Ánimo Leadership Charter High School (LEA). Ducker credits this change to the students in Ánimo Leadership’s Stonewall Alliance, a student led group committed to cultivating ... read more
- Four Green Dot High Schools Named Top Los Angeles Public Schools for Underserved StudentsIn an effort to highlight Los Angeles schools successfully serving African American and Latino students in historically underserved communities, a report issued by Innovate Public Schools and USC provides a glimpse into the best institutions for closing achievement gaps. Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School, Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School, Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School, and ... read more
- Why We Celebrate Our Teachers Every dayMagical, awe-inspiring, caring, dedicated, and motivating-- these are just a few words that describe Green Dot teachers. Today, we thank Green Dot educators for their unwavering belief in the potential of all students. They are true believers in and on the frontlines of our mission to prepare all students for college, leadership, and life. We are proud ... read more
- Nine Green Dot High Schools Ranked Among Best in the U.SNine Green Dot schools are among America’s best high schools, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best High School Rankings. The schools included among the top 10% of high schools in the nation are Ánimo Leadership, Ánimo Inglewood, Ánimo Pat Brown, Ánimo Jackie Robinson and Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High Schools. In addition, ... read more
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- How a Student Group Helped Promote a More Inclusive School Environment