Ánimo Venice
Charter High School
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Upcoming Events

  • August 2015
    • ThuAug06 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade ID's (9:00am-12pm)
    • FriAug07 10th,11th and 12th Grade School ID's ( 9:00am-12pm)
    • TueAug11 First Day Of School! 3:13pm Dismissal (Regular Tuesday Schedule)
    • MonAug17 Lock Down Drill

Our School at a Glance

          Principal:  Julio Murcia


Address:820 Broadway St
Venice, CA 90291
Get directions

Wendy Mendoza, Office Manager

Main Office: (310)392-8751

Fax: (310) 392- 8752



School Starts on Tuesday, August 11!


Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! I am honored to serve as your principal and look forward to an amazing school year as we prepare our young adults for College, Leadership, and Life. I hope that you are having a terrific summer. Although it may seem like the summer break just began, the truth is we are only a few days aways from the start of our new school year. Here at Animo Venice, we are eager to welcome our students back to school and we are excited about the great things the  2015-2016 school year holds for our students. We are thrilled to welcome four new teachers to our staff! Ms. Leal is our new resource teacher. Ms. Choi is our new Geometry and Statistics teacher; Ms. Durrett is our new 10th grade English teacher and Mr. Rubin is our new 9th grade English teacher.

Student Orientations

      12th & 11th grade Thursday 8/6 from 9am- 12:30pm

       10th & 9th grade Friday 8/7 from 9am- 12:30pm

Orientation is an opportunity for students to pick up tentative class schedules, take school ID pictures, turn in lunch application, pick up books, and pick up new uniforms or drop off a uniform order. Parents are welcome, but do not have to attend the orientation.

How to prepare for the 1st day of School!!!- Tuesday 8/11/2015!!!

- Get to school by 7:45am.

-Look for bulletin boards indicating where to report for first period.

- The first bell will ring at 7:55am.

-The late bell will ring at 8:00am.

-Receive your final class schedule in 1st period.

- Must wear school uniform.( Navy blue polo shirt with school logo, Khaki pants, tucked in shirt, and a belt on).

Period 18:00 AM9:35 AM
Break9:35 AM9:38 AM
Passing9:38 AM9:43 AM
Period 29:43 AM11:18 AM
Lunch11:18 AM11:53 AM
Passing11:53 AM11:58 AM
Period 311:58 AM1:33 PM
Passing1:33 PM1:38 PM
Period 41:38 PM3:13 PM

Important message form our English teacher; Make sure to complete your summer reading before the first day of school!

  9th & 10th grade: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

  11th Grade: The Things They Carried by Tim O' Brien

  11th Grade AP: The Things They Carried by Tim O' Brien

                           -Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut

                          - On Writing by Stephen King

12th Grade: The  Fifth Child by Doris Lessing

12th Grade AP- The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing, Ben, in the World by Doris Lessing, The Joy Luck club by Amy Tan

Important Message from AP Teachers;  make sure to complete your summer homework before the firts day of school!

Agendas; The expectation is that all students have an agenda every day of the school year. The agenda helps students stay organized and provides space to write assignments projects, and upcoming events. We will have generic agendas for sale($10) at the student store. Students may choose to purchase their agendas outside of school. All students must have an agenda by 8/17/2015

School Unifrm Changes: 

* We have a new uniform vendor and will no longer store uniforms at school. We encourage you to stop by the main office to put in your uniform request as soon as possible.

* The expectation is that all students wear the polo shirt witht he school logo.

* Seniors will have the option of wearing their navy blue polo or a new white polo shirt with the school logo.

* Students may only wear navy blue or gray sweaters/jackets. No other color will be accepted.

Electronics Policy; All electronics must be turned off during school hours ( 7:55am to end of the day)

                                Students may not charge their electronics during school hours.

                                 If electronics are confiscated, they will be sent to the main office.

Senior Parent Meeting 8/20/15- 4pm to 5pm

       Congratulations Senior Parents! We are now 183 days form graduation. The purpose of our meeting is to inform you of expectations, provide you with dates , and answer questions.

Back To School Night 8/20/15- 5pm to 7pm

Meet your student's teachers and learn what the school year holds for your child. Back to School Night is a great opportunity for parents to learn how to best support students at home. More informationwill be sent home with students the week of 8/17th. I look forward to seeing you all that night.

I have four core beliefs about education:

  • Student Development and Achievement is our primary purpose and we must be accountable for all students’ learning and growth at high levels.
  • The teaching and learning environment is the pathway to establishing positive school experiences and to motivate students to dream big and work hard.
  • Students should be expected to be respectful, dedicated, hardworking individuals that  give 100% and seek assistance when in need.
  • Parent Engagement supports and maintains the educational process while setting a personal and character development standard for students. Parents are a vital part of the success of the students at Animo Venice and I invite you to get involved.

I believe in an open door policy, any questions or concern do not hesitate to reach out.   You may contact me by e-mail at jmurcia@animo.org or by phone at 310-392-8751. 


Julio Murcia, Principal

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.

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.
As it continues to celebrate its 15th anniversary, Green Dot Public Schools will pause this Saturday to honor the teachers, administrators, counselors, and other staff members who best exemplify the core values that drive its work at its third annual Golden Dot Awards ceremony.

Important Date


Applications for all  grades can be picked up daily  in the main office, between 8:00am-4pm/  

If you have any further questions, please contact the main office. Si tiene alguna otra pregunta por favor de llamar a la oficina.


Orientation/Orientacion: 9am-12:00pm

August 6th- Orientation for 11th & 12th graders.

August 7th- Orientation for 9th & 10th graders.

First Day Of School- August 11th

August 20th- Senior Parent Meeting/ junta para 12ado grado 4pm- 5pm.

August 20th- Back to School Night/ Noche de regreso a la escuela- 5-7pm

Fecha limite para las applicaciones del almuerzo:

9th grade- August 7th

10th, 11th, and 12th graders- September 11th 2015

PSAT / OCtober 14th- for 9th, 10th and 11th Graders. A fee of $20.00 must be paid, for all 9th and 10th graders. For 11 th graders if you receive free or reduced lunch; a fee is not required. Una cantidad de $20.00 debe ser pagada para todo estudiante en el 9no, 10cimo, y 11 grado.  PAra los estudiantes del 11 grado si reciben almuerzo gratis o reducido, el pago de $20.00 no es requerido.


Any student interested in participating in sports, is required a sports packet, and  must  have a  physical. Athletic packets are in the main office for pick up. Todo estudiante que desee participar en deportes debe someter un paquete de atletismo y un fisico.

Important Documents

SES Letter

SES Letter(spanish)

STUDENT FORMS/ Formularios estudiantiles:

Student Community Service hours (On Campus)

Student Community Service hours (Off Campus)


 Special Education Parent Training(English)

Special Education Parent Training(Spanish)

WASC News;  We received a 6 year accrediation with a midterm visit. We are very proud and will continue to prepare students for College, Leadership and Life.


August 2015-2016/ Agosto 2015-2016


Donations & Fundraisers

Donations & wishlist:

Digital Art Class Wishlist: Please click here to donate Animoart.org/wishlist.

Media & Visitors

 We were honored to have Congressman Ted Lieu, visit Ms. Gonzalez Period 7(ALgebra 2) class. It was a good experience for our students. It was also good to hear what he thinks on immigration reform, and what he is doing to address climate change.







Projects & Competitions

Both Animo Westside and Animo Venice partnered up, to create this beautiful Mural @ Animo Westside Middle School. A special Thank You to both Mr. Ehrenberg(AP Animo Westside) and Ms. Lowe ( Art teacher at Animo Venice)for making this happen.


The Rube Goldberg Machine(Physics)


Congratulations to Ms. Hannouche, Richard Magdaleno, Kelly Mcnamee, Raffaele Petruzzi, Melissa Garcia, Brianna Rodriguez and Calder Scarpa. WHo traveled to Wisconsin for Nationals Championship with The Rube Goldberg Machine.



The Rube Goldberg Setup(Video)


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