Green Dot Public Schools California Celebrates 11 Graduating Classes of 2021

Green Dot Public Schools California Celebrates 11 Graduating Classes of 2021
Graduations for all 11 high schools will be held this week and weekend 


June 9, 2021 (LOS ANGELES, CA) -- Green Dot Public Schools California celebrates the 11 Classes of 2021 in the school’s network of 19 middle and high schools. After a challenging year and half due to Covid-19, this year’s graduating seniors have accomplished a tremendous amount and their tenacity is nothing short of extraordinary. Also of note, Ánimo City of Champions High School celebrates its first graduating class since the school opened in 2018.


“We are proud of our seniors every year, of course, but this year’s graduates are remarkable and have persisted to complete their high school education in the face of much hardship,” says Dr. Cristina de Jesus, CEO & President of Green Dot Public Schools California. “It is bittersweet that the seniors in the Class of 2021 are especially prepared for what life may throw at them.” 


24 Green Dot students across the network earned prestigious scholarships to support their journeys through college including the Susan & Michael Dell Scholarship and the Ric & Suzanne Kayne Foundation Scholarship. Even more, students will be matriculating into several Ivy League universities and other top institutions throughout the US.  


The following schools celebrate their Classes of 2021: 

  • Ánimo City of Champions High School
  • Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School
  • Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School
  • Ánimo Leadership Charter High School
  • Alain Leroy Locke College Preparatory Academy
  • Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School
  • Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School
  • Ánimo Ralph Bunche Charter High School
  • Ánimo South Los Angeles Charter High School
  • Ánimo Venice Charter High School
  • Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy


Schools are hosting individual graduation celebrations including drive-through parades, virtual ceremonies, and in-person socially distanced ceremonies. All events are in accordance with local guidance from health and safety officials. 




Green Dot Public Schools California is a network of 19 Title I middle and high schools purposefully located in communities that have been historically underserved in South and East Los Angeles. Our mission is to help transform public education so all students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life.