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Welcome to Animas High School

Located in Durango, Colorado, Animas High School opened in the fall of 2009 to offer rigorous, individualized college preparation based on the design principles of the nationally acclaimed High Tech High model. Animas High School is a public charter school serving approximately 250 students in grades 9-12. We are chartered through the Colorado Charter School Institute.  AHS graduated its first class of seniors in 2013. Our dedicated faculty and staff are lifelong learners who are invested in our school and students. Of our 20 full-time faculty, over half hold advanced degrees or are enrolled in master’s programs.

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Animas High School prepares all students for college and postsecondary success by creating critical thinkers and engaged citizens through an innovative, student-centered, project-based curriculum. We accomplish this through:

  • Rigorous academics, where all students are prepared for college success
  • Culture of excellence, where students are held to high expectations
  • Strong faculty-student relationships, where students are well known
  • Engaging learning, where students see the relevance of their education