Our school is currently providing instruction through distance learning. We are also offering limited in-person instruction using a hybrid learning model and afternoon learning model for select grades. Hybrid Learning Model >> ; Distance Learning Bell Schedule >>; Afternoon Support Bell Schedule >>

Nuestra escuela actualmente brinda instrucción a distancia. También ofrecemos instrucción en persona utilizando un modelo de aprendizaje híbrido para el noveno grado. Modelo híbrido >> ; Aprendizaje a distancia>>


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 collegeleadership, and life.

Animo Leadership Charter High School

11044 S Freeman Ave
Inglewood, CA 90304
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Phone: (323) 565-4420

Fax: (323) 565-4421



A Message from the Principal


Dear Ánimo Family,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year! Although we cannot be together in person, we are all very excited to welcome your child(ren) to our school virtually. I know there are so many uncertainties and challenges during this pandemic, but I want to ensure you that your child’s well-being, health, safety and care are of our upmost concern. Now more than ever before, every staff member has been working very hard to prepare our students for college, leadership, and life. We are doing our best to make learning meaningful and engaging and have made plans to provide support so that every student at Ánimo can be successful this school year.

The safety, emotional and academic success of all students are the main goals of every staff member at Ánimo Leadership. We believe that every student can learn to the highest level and we are prepared to offer the supports to ensure student success. We ask for your support and participation in this effort by encouraging your child to log into school every day, encouraging your son or daughter to read and do math every day at home. Please monitor their sleeping time, homework completion, and ask your child to share about their day. We are proud to offer both breakfast and lunch this year– please help remind students to eat to fuel their brains.

We will continue our work with parent engagement this year and will host virtual parent meetings with a variety of topics. We also will continue our parent education. Please get involved and participate and I can assure you will find some value in learning more about supporting our students.

If you wish to speak with your child’s teachers, counselor, or any of the admin team, please make an appointment via phone or email this year we will focus on parent outreach. If you need to come on campus all visitors must make an appointment with the main office for a pass whenever they are visiting the school. We want to ensure social distancing and masks are used at all time. Please follow us on our social media platforms and school website for the latest announcements and reminders.

I look forward to “seeing” you at our parent meetings. If you have any concerns or questions – please reach out! We consider our parents to be an incredibly important part of our school’s success. Thank you for all that you do for your children and our school.

Catherine Perez
School Website: ca.greendot.org/leadership
Instagram: @animoleadership.chs



Catherine Perez-Morales

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Area Superintendent

Alyce Prentice

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(323) 565-1600

President & CEO, Green Dot Public Schools California
Dr. Cristina de Jesus

News & Announcements

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January 21, 2021

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2020-21 Now Enrolling!

October 16, 2020

California’s Gold Ribbon Awarded to Ánimo Leadership

June 22, 2018

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…

Are you a student who is looking for a job?

November 21, 2017

Check out this web resource: Jobs For Teens Headquarters The Jobs For Teens Headquarters website is dedicated to helping teens find jobs. Getting a job is tough, but getting a job when you have little or no experience makes it even tougher.  We’re working to change that. Jobs For Teens offers information on jobs for…

Ánimo Leadership Wins California’s Gold Ribbon

May 23, 2017

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…

Ánimo Leadership Ranks in 2017 U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools

May 4, 2017

For 17 years, Green Dot Public Schools has dedicated itself to creating positive, academically rigorous public schools in neighborhoods across the country that are in highest need of quality school options. We are proud of the work we’ve done to serve high school and middle school students in Los Angeles, Memphis, and Tacoma. This week…

Latest Updates from Ánimo Leadership

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    Sandra Estrada, an alumni teacher from Ánimo Leadership Charter High School, is committed to giving back to the Lennox community that set her up for success by creating positive classroom experiences for the next generation of leaders. Through her academic experiences, she relates to her students, gains their trust, and upholds  respect in the classroom.  Estrada attended school exclusively in Lennox, starting with ... read more
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    Jose Velazquez, a recent graduate of Ánimo Leadership, will be able to pursue higher education in Computer Sciences after being awarded the Kenny Washington Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the Los Angeles Rams and the Fulfillment Fund. Velazquez was elated when the team reached out to him to let him know the news, which will help him attend El Camino Community College. “I ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 06/23/2022
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    At Green Dot Public Schools California, our schools work together to build new opportunities for our students. For over 10 years, Ánimo Leadership Charter High School and Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School have upheld a sports partnership that has extended opportunities to hundreds of high school students across Lennox and Inglewood.  Through this partnership, our schools established a joint girls’ soccer team, ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 05/24/2022
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    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 12/14/2021
  • 5 Green Dot Students Take Part in Prestigious Summer Youth Fellows Program
    At Green Dot, we encourage and prepare our students to participate in summer opportunities to help them explore new interests, prepare for college, and develop key life skills. This summer, five Green Dot students took part in the Coro Southern California Youth Fellows Program, a six-week internship designed to help students hone their leadership, communication, and analytical skills.  Overall, twenty-five students across ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 08/19/2021

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Ánimo Leadership Charter High School Graduation 2020

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Ánimo Leadership Charter High School

11044 S Freeman Ave
Inglewood, CA 90304

Phone: (323) 565-4420

Fax: (323) 565-4421

Principal: Catherine Perez-Morales