Animas High School is one of the top charter schools in Colorado thanks to an outstanding 21st century college prep curriculum, a positive school culture and a talented and dedicated faculty/staff. We are excited to grow our team and are now accepting applications for the following positions this school year. Please follow the process as outlined below. We will accept applications until positions are filled.

Current Faculty & Staff Openings:

Humanities (Language Arts and Social Studies/World History) Teacher

At Animas High School, Humanities teachers provide language arts and social studies instruction through an integrated, interdisciplinary model.

Qualifications (Required):

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • DOJ Fingerprint Clearance
  • TB Clearance

Qualifications (Preferred):

  • Advanced degree in field of study
  • Colorado or Out-of-State/Country Credential — Applicants, without credentials, who demonstrate outstanding achievement and knowledge in their field are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • 1+ year working with students as a teacher, teacher intern, or academic coach
  • English Learner Authorization, or CLAD
  • Bilingual

Applications due by Apr 1, 2023

Full job description

Special Education Paraprofessional/Academic Coach
Seeking a flexible, motivated person who can build supportive relationships and work directly with students to identify good choices and courses of action. The ideal candidate will be able to engage enthusiastically with students, independently follow through with plans, maintain confidentiality and detailed documentation. Full job description
Substitute Teachers
BA or BS required. Compensation is $175 a day. You will be contacted to set up an interview.

How To Apply for Faculty & Staff Openings

Please submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter that addresses the following topics:
    • Why you want to work at AHS
    • Why what you teach is important for students to know
    • Why students would want to have you as their teacher
  • Resume

You may email your application materials for faculty & staff openings to [email protected] or mail it to:

Animas High School
ATTN: Human Resources
PO Box 3496
Durango, CO 81302

You will receive email verification once we have your application materials. We will update employment opportunities on our website if needed. Please continue to check that page for any changes.
We will provide more information about this process with an invitation. Please do not call the school to request an interview or inquire about your application status.

Why Animas High School?

Live and work where most come to vacation! Durango, Colorado, located in the San Juan Mountains, is a prime locale for some of the best skiing, paddling, climbing and biking in country. Routinely voted as on of the best places to live, work and play, Durango is the proud home of Animas High School. Opened in the fall of 2009, AHS looks forward to another amazing academic year educating approximately 250 students in grades 9-12.

Based on the wildly successful High Tech High model out of San Diego, CA., Animas High School employs a project based learning approach throughout our curriculum. Students pursue unique opportunities for learning through the completion of projects, applying their knowledge and skills while addressing real world problems and scenarios. The school holds a deep commitment to the development of the whole student and a Culture of Excellence. Our goals include: to achieve 100 percent college admission for our students; and to produce graduates who have experienced personal connections to their studies while developing as intelligent, creative and compassionate life-long learners.
In 2011, Animas High School was named a John Irwin School of Excellence by the Colorado Department of Education, honoring AHS as one of the top 8% of all public schools in the state. Please visit our website at for more information about Animas High School and our top-notch academic programs.