Ánimo South Los Angeles
Charter High School
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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

ASLA ranked among America's Best High Schools by Newsweek

School Starts on Tuesday, August 11! 


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

Green Dot Public Schools announces its participation in the federally funded Seamless Summer Food Program for summer 2015.
Eight Green Dot Public Schools have been named America's Best High Schools by US News & World Report, the most in the non-profit charter school network's 15-year history.
Green Dot Public School will name the newly renovated baseball and softball fields at Alain LeRoy Locke College Prep Academy after two of Locke High School's most famous alumni: baseball Hall of Famers Ozzie Smith and Eddie Murray.
Six Green Dot Public Schools high schools are among the top 2% most challenging to their students in the country, according to the Challenge Index, a survey by the Washington Post that measures the level of opportunity students have to take tougher courses such as Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate.
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