Ánimo South Los Angeles
Charter High School
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Upcoming Events

  • March, 2015
    • TueMar03 ASLA School-Wide Detention 3:30 PM
    • ThuMar05 ASLA School-Wide Detention 3:30 PM
    • MonMar09 Midterms
    • TueMar10 Midterms
    • TueMar10 ASLA School-Wide Detention 3:30 PM
    • WedMar11 Midterms
    • ThuMar12 Midterms
    • ThuMar12 ASLA School-Wide Detention 3:30 PM
    • FriMar13 Midterms
    • FriMar13 Green Dot All Boards Retreat 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • SunMar15 LA Marathon - SRLA
    • MonMar16 Classified Week

Our School at a Glance


11130 S Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047
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Principal: Taiala Carvalho
(323) 333-9002
Assistant Principal: Ifeoluwa Oyedele
(323) 559-3837
Opened: 2004
Grades: 9-12

ASLA ranked among America's Best High Schools by Newsweek


Animo South Los Angeles Charter High School is a special learning community because of our amazing staff and the families we serve.  We are a public charter school that is dedicated to serve our local community.  Our mission is to prepare every student for College, Leadership and Life.  We are a small learning community that serves approximately 630 families.  We annually graduate more than 90% of our students because we provide a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum that balances enrichment and intervention courses.

Although a small school in comparison to other local high schools, our students have several opportunities to participate in extra-curricual activities that support their preparation for College, Leadership and Life- Panther Student Government, Dance, and Music Production classes, along with CIF sports teams, like Football and Softball, to name a few.  Our staff is committed to cultivating greatness in every one of our students.  We also offer seven Advanced Placement courses and our students can earn additional college credit through our partnership with Los Angeles Southwest College.

Our doors are always open.  We hope to see you on our campus soon!  

Click the image above to apply online. Please have available:
  • Your student’s 5-digit school ID number
  • If applicable to anyone in your household, their benefit case number (CalWorks/CalFresh)
If applying online, you do not need to submit a paper application to the school office.
Only one free and reduced meal application needs to be completed per household.


Please refer to the FIVE different bus routes available to our 11th and 12th grade students (click on the links below to download).

Bus Route 1
Bus Route 2
Bus Route 3
Bus Route 4
Bus Route 5

We will go over this information in more detail during our PARENT ORIENTATION at 11:00am on the Animo Mae Jemison Campus (12700 S. Avalon Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90061).
We look forward to seeing all of you there – thank you for your continued patience!

IMPORTANT Information about 2014-15 School Year

9th and 10th graders will be attend school at the ASLA campus: 11130 S. Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90047
11th and 12th graders will attend school at the Animo Mae Jameson campus: 12700 S. Avalon Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90061


Click the links below to download:
ASLA Summer UPDATE_English
ASLA Summer UPDATE_Spanish
ASLA 2014-15 Calendar

News and Announcements

Twelve weeks in the making, the Hockey-Bot competition will showcase the engineering and computer science work of more than 100 students from Ánimo Leadership, Ánimo Inglewood, and Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High Schools. More than 36 teams have entered the competition, which will take place Wednesday, February at Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will meet Friday with members of United Parents, a group committed to empowering parents and families with the tools they need to eliminate the barriers to learning their children face and the issues that inhibit the quality of life in their neighborhoods. United Parents is a parent-driven organization with trainings and workshops provided by Green Dot Public Schools.
Students from Green Dot Public Schools will help kickoff a week of events promoting computer science education as part of the "Hour of Code" that has more than 35,000 classroom sessions planned nationwide this week.
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