A new 525-seat charter high school is scheduled to open this fall on the campus of Broadway Elementary School, 1015 Lincoln Blvd. in Venice.

The school — to be called Animo Venice Charter High School — will enroll students primarily from three middle schools — Daniel Webster Middle School in West Los Angeles, Mark Twain Middle School in Mar Vista and Marina del Rey Middle School in the Del Rey area.

The high school is scheduled to open in September with bungalow-style classrooms.

The Los Angeles Unified School District board of education announced Tuesday, July 13th, establishment of the high school, in partnership with Green Dot Public Schools.

Green Dot is a network of charter public high schools founded in 1999 by Steve Barr, a State Board of Education appointee to the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools.

A lease agreement will provide 2.5 acres to the proposed 525-seat Animo Venice High School for construction of classroom buildings.

Green Dot will pay a lease fee equal to six percent of the attendance revenue the school gets from the state.

All public schools in California receive a portion of state education funding based on the daily attendance rate of students.

Half of the lease fee will accrue directly into Broadway Elementary School’s discretionary fund.

“I am so excited to have a new, small school in the Venice area,” said Marlene Canter, school board vice president who represents Venice on the school board.

“This is another great option for our students and at no cost” to the school district, Canter said.

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