Animo Westside Charter Middle School

5456 McConnell Avenue
Playa Vista, CA 90066

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Phone: (323)-565-3251

A 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 the 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.

We achieve our mission through a thoroughly student-centered environment that fosters life-long learning, cross-cultural competency, social responsibility, and academic excellence. We align the efforts of family, community, and school to foster these values.

-- Principal Mack Mossett 

Principal

Mack Mossett

mmossett@animo.org

323-565-3251


Join us on campus for Coffee with the Principal meetings.

Area Superintendent

Gordon Gibbings

ggibbings@animo.org

(323) 565-1600


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

News & Announcements

Ánimo Westside Charter Middle School Graduation 2018

Latest updates from Ánimo Westside

  • I Am Black History: Why and How We Must Contribute to the Pages of All Our Students Stories
    By: Simyona Bryant, English teacher at Ánimo Westside Charter Middle School As I think about Black History Month, I remember a drawing of this little brown lady with long, black hair. It was hand drawn by one of my students and it read: “The first day I walked into this [room], ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 02/06/2019
  • ‘The Best of Bill Gates’ by Adam Russell
    This piece was part of the Ánimo Voices Competition, which invited students to write about innovators, upstanders, visionaries, or rebels that have made a difference in their local or broader communities. The competition was an opportunity to motivate, recognize, and celebrate our strong student voices through writing and art. The Best of Bill Gates by Adam Russel, 8th grader, Ánimo Westside Charter Middle School     ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 04/27/2018
  • ‘Malala Yousafzai’ by Karen Hernandez
    This piece was part of the Ánimo Voices Competition, which invited students to write about innovators, upstanders, visionaries, or rebels that have made a difference in their local or broader communities. The competition was an opportunity to motivate, recognize, and celebrate our strong student voices through writing and art. Malala Yousafzai by Karen Hernandez , 6th grade, Ánimo Westside Charter Middle School   It was like ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 04/25/2018
  • How Ánimo Westside is Strengthening Parent and Community Relationships
    Green Dot students do not study, struggle, or succeed alone—they do so in partnership with their families and neighbors, whose fates are intricately tied to the health of the communities in which they live, work, study, and play. At Green Dot, we go beyond community engagement to empower parents; strengthening the skills required to become powerful and informed ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 03/23/2018
  • Ánimo Westside Students Win Funding for Wellness Program
    In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re proud to celebrate the young women at Ánimo Westside Charter Middle School are working to create social change at their school and within their community by launching Regular Girl Fitness. This program is built on the pillars of health literacy, mindfulness, and self awareness that seek to help young women get fit in every aspect of their life--mind, body, and ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 03/06/2018

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Ánimo Westside Charter Middle School

5456 McConnell Avenue
Playa Vista, CA 90066

Phone: (323) 565-3251

Principal: Mack Mossett