About Us

Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy is a charter high school located in Los Angeles, California. It serves students in the community of Watts. Our charter was approved by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the school currently has students enrolled in grades 9 through 12.

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Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy was opened in 2007 in preparation for the whole-school turnaround of Alain Leroy Locke High School. Built one grade at a time, the school graduated its first class of seniors in 2011 at a rate above district averages. Watts is located in one of the most challenging and underserved communities in Los Angeles.


About Green Dot

Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help transform public education so ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership and life.

Unique in the nation for a major non-profit charter management organization, Green Dot is proving it can achieve better student outcomes with the same student population, lower per pupil funding than the district and a unionized workforce. We are the leading charter school operator in Los Angeles and one of the top three largest in the nation.

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Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy

12628 Avalon Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90061

Phone: (323) 756-3930

Principal: Dr. Esther Deth