At Ánimo Leadership Charter High 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 Leadership 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.
Ánimo Leadership Charter High School offers a college preparatory curriculum for all students based on the University of California/California State University A-G requirements. Ánimo Leadership graduates must complete 160 credit units of A-G requirements along with 80 Ánimo Leadership electives.
The A-G requirements include: 4 years of English, 3 years of Mathematics, 2 years of Lab Science, 2 years of History/Social Studies, 2 years of a Language other than English, 1 year of Visual or Performing Arts and 2 years of College Prep Electives.
Students must also complete 40 community service hours, pass both sections of the California High School Exit Exam, apply to three 4-year universities or colleges and complete a graduation portfolio. In addition, their parents must complete 140 parent service hours. Distinguished graduates must complete 10 extra credit units, 10 hours extra of community service, complete one college/university course or AP course with a C or above, and must have a weighted GPA of 3.0 or above.
The bell schedule is organized on a rotating 95-minute block schedule Tuesdays-Fridays and all classes on Mondays. Students enroll in seven courses along with one advisory class.
Ánimo Leadership offers AP courses in Art History, English Language, English Literature, Spanish Language, Biology, Calculus AB, and Government. Advanced Placement courses are weighted by one point for any student who passes the course with a C- or better. All credit classes are included in computing grade point average and class rank.
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