We have a lot to celebrate this week: over the weekend we honored 10 Green Dot educators and staff at the Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards, we’re currently celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week, and today we are pleased that seven of Green Dot’s high schools have been awarded medals by U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools 2018 report. The report recognizes seven of our independent public charter high schools as among the best in the nation, with Ánimo Leadership Charter High School ranking in the top 1% again and earning another Gold medal. Joining Ánimo Leadership on the gold podium again is Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School.
We are honored that students in the neighborhoods we serve are able to succeed in public high schools of the highest possible caliber. Earning Silver recognition are the following independent public charter high schools:
“I am inspired by the constant dedication and hard work of our students, families, and staff. We’re proud of all of our schools, and today we’re particularly proud to be recognized by a national report for our commitment to changing the odds for the students and communities we serve,” said Cristina de Jesus, CEO of Green Dot Public Schools California. “As charter schools continue to be misunderstood, we look to this independent recognition as a proof point that we are providing a free and public education among America’s best.”
For 18 years, Green Dot Public Schools has dedicated itself to creating positive, academically rigorous public schools in neighborhoods across the country that are in highest need of quality school options. We are proud of the work we’ve done to serve high school and middle school students in Los Angeles, Memphis, Tacoma and Seattle. Our vision is that we can, working with devoted and unionized educators in a Title I setting, prepare all students for college, leadership, and life.