We're providing digital learning & devices for every student. Our schools will continue distance learning through at least October 9, 2020.

Aprendizaje digital y dispositivos para cada estudiante. Nuestras escuelas continuarán el aprendizaje a distancia hasta al menos el 9 de octubre de 2020.

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Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy

We are a public, tuition-free, college preparatory charter school serving a diverse population in Watts, California. Our mission is to help transform public education so ALL students graduate prepared for collegeleadership, and life.



12628 Avalon Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90061

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Phone: (323) 756-3930


A Message from the Principal


Welcome to Animo Watts College Preparatory Academy! Our Warrior staff and faculty are honored to serve the Willowbrook, Watts, Compton, and South Los Angeles Community. For over 10 years, we’ve transformed worked hard to improve our graduation and college acceptance rates. This year, our theme is “Warriors Climb Higher” and we are focusing on Academic Excellence, a College-Going Culture, and Effective Interventions. We know that by climbing higher, we will further transform the educational opportunities for our students.

At AWCPA, we firmly believe that all stakeholders are critical in the education process. Please call, email, or visit our main office if you have questions about our school, or would like to discuss your current or prospective student.


Dr. Esther Deth


About Our Principal


Dr. Esther Deth



Join us on campus for Coffee with the Principal meetings.

Area Superintendent

Dr. Alyce Prentice


(323) 565-1600

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

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Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy

12628 Avalon Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90061

Phone: (323) 756-3930

Principal: Dr. Esther Deth