At Green Dot, the health of our community is our top priority. Our schools are currently closed due to COVID-19. Learn more and find resources here.

En Green Dot, la salud de nuestra comunidad es nuestra prioridad. Nuestras escuelas están actualmente cerradas debido a COVID-19. Obtenga más información y encuentre recursos aquí.

Oscar De La Hoya Animo Charter High School


1114 S Lorena St
Los Angeles, CA 90023
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Phone: (323) 780-1259


A Message from the Principal


Dear Boxer Parents


It's my pleasure to welcome you to Oscar De la Hoya Animo Charter High School, home of the Boxers.  Our school team is committed to providing a safe and intellectually challenging environment that will empower students to become problem solvers and innovative thinkers.  Our successful efforts as a school have been recognized with several prestigious awards.  We are proud to announce that we have received the California Distinguished School Award, and are ranked top one percent on US News.  These are all wonderful honors that recognize the commitment and hard work of our staff, students, and parents. Our students’ success is our number one goal and these awards applaud our efforts.


Parents are highly encouraged to actively join our team by participating in our monthly “Coffee with the Principal,” joining our School Advisory Council, attending parent conferences, and by talking to the teacher about your child's progress and how you can help your child at home. The level of parent involvement is directly correlated to our high level of student success.  Make it your goal this year to be actively involved in your child’s school.


The Boxer Family is committed to the success of all students. Learning and teaching is our business and we are determined to be the best that we can be. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to make this year a more successful and memorable school year for your child.


In conclusion, I wish you all a wonderful school year. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me. My door is always open.




Dr. Kathya Arriaran-Buono



Kathya Arriaran-Buono


Area Superintendent

Xochitl Avellan

(323) 565-1600

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

News & Announcements

Oscar de la Hoya Ánimo Ranks in U.S. News & World Report’s Best High School List of 2017

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 we…

Latest Updates from ODLHA

  • Industry Professionals Help Boyle Heights Students Develop Interview Skills
    On an early school-day morning, students in Kim Kawaratani’s college readiness class at Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School (ODLHA) wore freshly-pressed business attire and held neatly printed resumes as they patiently waited for class to start. These students weren’t preparing for just any class assignment, they were preparing for interviews.  For the last 15 ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 03/05/2020
  • An Element of Surprise: My 36 Years in the Classroom
    Growing up in a small provincial town in the Philippines, Marinela Cortez never imagined that an interest in the periodic table would lead to a degree in chemistry and a teaching career that has spanned 36 years. A desire to support student success and bridge learning gaps for students prompted her to become a Green Dot educator ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 01/22/2020
  • Green Dot Students Outpace State in Student Growth and Proficiency Improvements
    Green Dot’s students across Los Angeles, from Boyle Heights and Compton to Inglewood and Venice, are achieving breakthrough academic progress according to the newly-released results of state academic assessments in English and Math. “We’re incredibly proud that our class of 2020, who took the statewide exams last spring, outpaced statewide cohort growth by 40% in English and ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 10/17/2019
  • Why This Senior Almost Didn’t Apply to His Dream Schools
    This piece is part of Faces of Growth, a series of profiles that underscore the importance of looking at student performance and school effectiveness through the lens of growth, and not just absolute achievement. This series provides an opportunity to celebrate our students’ hard work and our educators’ tireless dedication.
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    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 07/22/2019
  • Second Annual Ánimo Cup Soccer Tournament Turns Out Two School Winners
    This 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
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 06/24/2019

2018 Graduation Photos

Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School Graduation 2018

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Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School

1114 S Lorena St
Los Angeles, CA 90023

Phone: (323) 780-1259

Fax: (323) 780-4862

Principal: Kathya Arriaran-Buono