Students Thrive Here

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Students Thrive Here

Ánimo Westside provides scholars and parents a small school environment, personalized approach to learning, and rigorous curriculum. We focus on quality teaching and curriculum, intensive professional development for teachers, and the ongoing development of positive school culture. At Westside, we believe that the support of the whole child is the pathway to academic success. As such, we engage a number of internal and external supports that cultivate a spirit of inquiry, interest and motivation in our scholars. Our goal is to transform potential into excellence!

 

Ánimo Westside provides scholars and parents a small school environment, personalized approach to learning, and rigorous curriculum. We focus on quality teaching and curriculum, intensive professional development for teachers, and the ongoing development of positive school culture. At Westside, we believe that the support of the whole child is the pathway to academic success. As such, we engage a number of internal and external supports that cultivate a spirit of inquiry, interest and motivation in our scholars. Our goal is to transform potential into excellence!

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

At Ánimo Westside Charter Middle School, our mission is to prepare students for college, leadership, and life through innovative instruction, a rigorous curriculum, and the use of cutting-edge technology. Ánimo Westside Charter Middle School is committed to the education, development, and socioeconomic success of students who historically have been unlikely to attend and excel at an institution of higher learning.

Mack Mossett,

Principal of Ánimo Westside Charter Middle School

News & Announcements

Stories About Ánimo Westside

Akira Alamin, an Ánimo Westside Charter Middle School student, won first place through her experimental storytelling, tenacity, and skill. The post 8th Grade Student Celebrates First Place in Ánimo Voices Writing Competition appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 06/14/2021
Read the script that won first place from all of our California middle schools by Akira Alamin, a student at Ánimo Westside Charter Middle School. The post ‘Ringtone’ by Akira Alamin appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 04/14/2021
COVID-19 has caused an unprecedented shift in education, but while the pandemic has created many new challenges, it has also inspired our schools to innovate and develop new ways to serve our students, families, and communities. The post The New School Year Comes at an Unprecedented Time for Green Dot... Read more
Published on 08/11/2020
“I remember one day he came home and told me ‘Mom when I don’t understand something my teachers explain it to me in another way and it’s easier for me to get it." The post How This School Put My Son Back on a Path to College appeared first on... Read more
Published on 01/14/2020
“My focus tends to be on the ones who are in crisis, as well as making sure that our eighth-grade students are on track to graduate,” Vidaurrazaga explains. The post EDVISION: SUCCESS Coaching a Win-Win for SOE Counseling Students, Partner Schools appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 05/03/2019

We offer campus tours if you are interested in learning more. During the tour, attendees will have the opportunity to see the Ánimo Westside campus, ask questions, meet the principal, and see classrooms in action.