About Us

Explore Our Stellar Approach

Academics

Counseling

Sports & Clubs

Volunteerism

Campus life

Academics

At Ánimo Mae Jemison, our small class sizes enable teachers to provide a hands-on approach to learning, facilitating significant student growth in Math and English test scores. This personalized attention ensures that each student receives tailored support, fostering academic achievement and proficiency across subjects.

College Counseling

Ánimo Mae Jemison fosters a strong college-going culture by offering dual enrollment opportunities with Southwest College starting in eighth grade. Additionally, our Grade Level College Tours, including the East Coast College Trip, expose students to higher education possibilities early on, preparing them for future academic success.

Sports & Clubs

 Ánimo Mae Jemison offers a diverse range of athletics and clubs, including soccer, basketball, flag football, and unique options like the Nail Club and Concrete Queens. Our Monthly 8th Grade activities provide additional opportunities for students to engage in enriching extracurricular experiences, fostering a well-rounded and vibrant school community.

Volunteerism

 Ánimo Mae Jemison empowers students to become community change-makers through active participation in volunteerism, where they take charge of events such as food drives and sock drives. By leading these initiatives, students not only contribute positively to their community but also develop leadership skills and a sense of civic responsibility that prepares them for future roles as engaged citizens

Campus life

At Ánimo Mae Jemison, our committed staff ensures student safety while fostering a culture of pride in our school community. Events such as student and staff basketball games and honor roll celebrations instill a sense of achievement and joy among students, promoting a positive campus atmosphere where everyone feels valued and supported.

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Community

Ánimo Mae Jemison is deeply rooted in the vibrant community of Watts, where we are dedicated to serving and uplifting our neighbors. Through collaborative efforts and community partnerships, we strive to make a positive impact and provide opportunities for growth and success for all residents.

Parent Quote

Because AMJ is a smaller school, they are more in tune with students. The staff spends more time with them, provides a quality education with them, and get the know the students better” -Maria Alamos, Animo Mae Jemison Parent

– Maria Alamos

Parent of Animo Mae Jemison
and Animo Watts students

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