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Ocean Charter School
13151 Appleton Way, Los Angeles, CA 90066
This independent school is overseen by the Los Angeles Unified School District. Ocean Charter School is situated on twoMore campuses.  Students in grades four through eight attend classes on Appleton Way, while students in kindergarten through third grade use the school's facilities on Culver Boulevard. Using the Waldorf educational method, Ocean Charter School's curriculum is designed to develop children's creativity through the arts. The school's faculty provides an experiential and ecological approach to teaching.
Ánimo Venice Charter High School
820 Broadway St, Venice, CA 90291

Ánimo Venice is part of the Greet Dot family of charter schools in Los Angeles. Green Dot's charter is basedMore on the "Six Tenets of High Performing Schools," which calls for small schools, parent involvement and local control, among other things. As part of that philosophy, all Ánimo schools are open until 5 p.m., better accommodating the schedules of families and giving students a productive and safe place to stay.

The Venice branch opened in 2004, and was the fifth Ánimo Charter.

From the school's website: "One of our goals is to empower the community to stand against poverty and violence and, at the same time, preserve the community and its cultural heritage. Another goal is to re-create a sense of community by bringing together long-time Venice residents and affluent new-comers."