Students Thrive Here

We are a small school with a culture of learning with many advanced placement, honors, and intervention courses to fit the needs of our students.

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Students Thrive Here

We are a small school with a culture of learning with many advanced placement, honors, and intervention courses to fit the needs of 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

For over 10 years, the Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy “Warriors” has served the Willowbrook, Watts, Compton, and South Los Angeles Communities.Our educators are committed to academic excellence, college acceptances, and effective interventions to develop the potential in all students. We know that by setting high standards, and providing access to innovative educational opportunities, our students will outperform expectations.

We believe in preparing our students with the skills needed to be successful in college, leadership, and life. Our educators have an unwavering belief in the potential for all students, leading the way with college-ready coursework. We prioritize a college-going culture with our safe learning environments, skilled teachers, academic counselors, and A-G-ready coursework. At Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy, our students define success.

News & Announcements

Stories About Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy

Our student can now safely crossed over Avalon Boulevard with the assistance of a full-time crossing guard and a new signal crosswalk. The post Green Dot, United Parents & Students Rally for New Crosswalk in Watts appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 09/28/2021
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This summer, five Green Dot students took part in the Coro Southern California Youth Fellows Program. The post 5 Green Dot Students Take Part in Prestigious Summer Youth Fellows Program appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 08/19/2021
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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 08/17/2021
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Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy Senior Ruby Esparza is one of 13 Green Dot students to receive the prestigious Dell Scholarship award in 2021. The post Meet Ruby Esparza, Dell Scholar appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 07/20/2021
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The ScholarMatch and Kayne Destination College programs awarded 11 Green Dot students in Los Angeles with $5,000 Scholarships, funded by the Ric & Suzanne Kayne Foundation. The post 11 Green Dot Students Awarded $5,000 College Scholarships appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 05/24/2021
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U.S. News & World Report has ranked nine Green Dot Public Schools among the best in the nation in its 2021 Best High School Rankings. The post Nine Green Dot High Schools Rank in U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools for 2021 appeared first on Updates from Green... Read more
Published on 04/28/2021
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We offer campus tours if you are interested in learning more. During the tour, attendees will have the opportunity to see the Ánimo Watts campus, ask questions, meet the principal, and see classrooms in action.