11130 S. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047
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Phone: (323) 779-0544
Fax: (323) 779-0565

Main Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm

A Message from the Principal


The Ánimo South Los Angeles Charter High School faculty and staff are excited to work with you as we provide high quality, rigorous, challenging and relevant instruction for your children. Ánimo South Los Angeles teachers seek to empower students to develop a passion for lifelong learning and nurture them by engaging their intellect, natural curiosity while preparing ALL students for meaningful post-secondary opportunities. We seek to instill not only the objectives and skills specified by Common Core Standards, but develop student competence and motivation that will enrich each life. Our daily work together includes creating a safe and supportive environment in which all learners can pursue academic and social learning experiences and fulfill their unique potentials.

Parents are a huge part of the Ánimo South L.A. Charter High School success. Parent involvement increases student achievement and enriches the school community. Please feel free to regularly stop by to observe your student inside or outside our classrooms. By doing so, you are providing valued attention to students, teachers, and the school community. As we build upon existing relationships and forge new ones, let us collaboratively support the social, emotional and academic well-being of each child at Ánimo South Los Angeles. Through this teaming effort, we will make tremendous progress for all.

Lastly, Ánimo South Los Angeles Charter High School is the community’s school. We value and celebrate diversity, as well as the unique talents of each and every student. A strong relationship between the school, the student, and the home will maximize the educational experience for each and every child we educate.


Nyesha Philpot

Principal, Ánimo South Los Angeles Charter High School


Nyesha Philpot


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Area Superintendent

Dr. Alyce Prentice, Ed.D.

(323) 565-1600

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

News & Announcements

Ánimo South LA Ranks in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best High School Report

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 ASLA

  • How Robert Helps Freshmen Navigate The First Year of College
    “During my first week of college one of the things I struggled with was finding my classes,” chuckled Robert Cunningham, an Ánimo South Los Angeles Charter High School (ASLA) alumnus. As a freshman and a commuter student, Cunningham struggled with establishing connections on campus and adjusting to the culture at his college. Now a sophomore at California ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 11/12/2019
  • Peace Ikediuba: Don’t Knock Yourself out of the Game
    “At a certain point in my life I stopped thinking about college because I knew I couldn’t afford it and it didn't seem logical to even put myself through the process,” reflected Peace Ikediuba, an Ánimo South Los Angeles Charter High School (ASLA) alumna. After moving from Texas to Los Angeles in her junior year of high ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 09/18/2019
  • Nine Green Dot High Schools Ranked Among Best in the U.S
    Nine 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
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 05/01/2019
  • Sports Roundup: Green Dot Teams Rank No. 1 Across L.A.
    At Green Dot’s 20 schools across Los Angeles, coaches and school staff have embedded an investment in education within our athletics programs, helping students become sound in both mind and body. From Watts to South LA, our student athletes have much to be proud of from the past fall sports season.
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 04/29/2019
  • The Fourth Annual Golden Dot Awards Nominees
    On Saturday evening, April 9th we’ll celebrate Green Dot Public Schools educators and staff who are transforming the landscape of public education. This year’s Golden Dot Awards (aka “The Dotties”) will take place at the Guerin Pavilion at the Skirball Cultural Center. We’ll present 7 educators and staff with well-deserved awards. This year’s Golden Dot Awards finalists are: Counselor of the Year Carol Moreno, Animo Venice Christiane Eubanks, Animo South LA Gary Mayne, Destiny MS Leticia Reyes, Animo Pat Brown ... read more
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2018 Graduation Photos

Ánimo South Los Angeles High School Graduation 2018