January 25, 2022
  • Student Stress Relief Group Intro Session

    January 25, 2022  12:10 pm - 12:40 pm

    Feeling stressed? Learn how to cope. Lunch time introduction to a 6-week series with Adam Gaubert, MSW. Sign up with Erin Skyles if interested!

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  • Student Council Meeting

    January 25, 2022  12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
    Sven

    ​AHS Student Council is dedicated to increasing student voice among our school and community and encourage positive school culture. We strive to make our school a fun, engaging, supportive environment where students feel comfortable voicing their thoughts and opinions. We are here to serve the students -- this includes attending school board and committee meetings, organizing school-wide events, and more.

    Mission Statement: Animas High School’s Student Council serves as a platform for all students to bring about attainable and recognizable change within Animas High School in cooperation with faculty, students, the Board of Directors, and the community. In addition, STUCO organizes and leads activities and initiatives that build positive school culture.

    For more information, visit https://animashighstudentcouncil.weebly.com/

    See more details

January 26, 2022
  • Senior Project Research at Durango Public Library (12th grade)

    January 26, 2022  9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Seniors will work at the library rather than on campus Wednesdays from 1/19 through 2/2 to support the research phase of Senior Project

    See more details

  • Sexual/Relationship Education (10th grade during Physics)

    January 26, 2022  8:25 am - 12:05 pm

    Hello AHS 10th Grade Students and Parents,

    As part of our ongoing commitment to providing health and wellness education for our students, we will offer sexual/relationship health education to all of our 10th grade students this semester. Erin Skyles (LSW, AHS school counselor) and Lynn Joselyn, PA-C (UnHushed Advisory Medical Board Member, AHS alumni parent) will be co-facilitating the evidence informed curriculum, UnHushed, on Wednesday mornings for 2-hour blocks of time (for a total of 12 hours of curriculum) on October 6th, October 20th, November 3rd, November 10th and November 17th.  You can read more about the UnHushed curriculum HERE.  

    UnHushed is a medically accurate, comprehensive, trauma-informed human sexuality curriculum.  This curriculum is designed to support the needs of today’s youth as they consider the influences of sex and sexuality through themselves, their peers and the larger world.   UnHushed is inclusive and gives students an in-depth array of sexual health topics that will support ongoing healthy relationships.  Lesson topics will cover areas such as: Identity and Values, Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and the Media and Sexual Health.

    Most teens report that, even when they receive comprehensive sexual education in their school, the biggest influence in their sexual decision making is their parents/guardians.  For more resources on how to talk to your youth about sexual health, check out these websites:

    Talk With Your Kids

    What Should I Teach My Teen About Sex and Sexuality?

    Talking With Your Teens About Sex

    Please contact Erin Skyles at erin.skyles@animashighschool.com or (970)247-2474 x2337 if you would like to opt your student out of this program, receive more information or ask any follow up questions. 

    See more details

January 27, 2022
  • Student Council Meeting

    January 27, 2022  12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
    Sven

    ​AHS Student Council is dedicated to increasing student voice among our school and community and encourage positive school culture. We strive to make our school a fun, engaging, supportive environment where students feel comfortable voicing their thoughts and opinions. We are here to serve the students -- this includes attending school board and committee meetings, organizing school-wide events, and more.

    Mission Statement: Animas High School’s Student Council serves as a platform for all students to bring about attainable and recognizable change within Animas High School in cooperation with faculty, students, the Board of Directors, and the community. In addition, STUCO organizes and leads activities and initiatives that build positive school culture.

    For more information, visit https://animashighstudentcouncil.weebly.com/

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  • AHS Board of Directors Meeting

    January 27, 2022  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Mission
    The AHS Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that the school is fulfilling its mission and vision, supporting and evaluating the Head of School, monitoring and strengthening the school’s programs and services, providing financial oversight, ensuring legal and ethical integrity of the organization and enhancing the school’s public standing.  Board Meetings are open to the public. 

    Board email: board@animashighschool.com 

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January 29, 2022
  • Snowdown Chili Cook-Off: AHS Fundraiser

    January 29, 2022  11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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February 1, 2022
  • Fort Lewis College Free Application Day and Financial Aid Support (12th grade)

    February 1, 2022  8:30 am - 10:30 am

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  • Student Council Meeting

    February 1, 2022  12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
    Sven

    ​AHS Student Council is dedicated to increasing student voice among our school and community and encourage positive school culture. We strive to make our school a fun, engaging, supportive environment where students feel comfortable voicing their thoughts and opinions. We are here to serve the students -- this includes attending school board and committee meetings, organizing school-wide events, and more.

    Mission Statement: Animas High School’s Student Council serves as a platform for all students to bring about attainable and recognizable change within Animas High School in cooperation with faculty, students, the Board of Directors, and the community. In addition, STUCO organizes and leads activities and initiatives that build positive school culture.

    For more information, visit https://animashighstudentcouncil.weebly.com/

    See more details

February 2, 2022
  • Shadow Day for Prospective Students

    February 2, 2022  8:15 am - 12:00 pm

    Thank you so much for your interest in Animas High School, where we use relevant and rigorous project-based learning in a small school setting to prepare students for career, college and life. These are exciting times for AHS, with our new building currently under construction on the Fort Lewis College campus and plans to relocate in the 2022/23 school year. 

    Enrollment Events

    From January through May, we host a variety of events for prospective students and families to help you determine if AHS is the best fit for your student. Attendance at these events is not a requirement for admission, but we encourage you to join the one(s) that fit best for your family.

    • Shadow Days on Wednesdays from 8:15am to 12pm, where students spend a half-day attending grade-level core classes (Humanities, Math and Science) alongside a student ambassador and learn more about our elective offerings and other programs by taking a school tour

    • Open Houses on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm and Thursday mornings from 8:45 to 9:30am where prospective families can visit campus for a tour followed by a Q&A session with current AHS students, staff and parents

    • Online Information Sessions on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm where prospective families can chat with current AHS students, staff and parents from the comfort of their homes

    Please contact us at (970) 247-2474 or mainoffice@animashighschool.com to sign up for enrollment events. All dates for Enrollment Events are listed on our website calendar, which you can view here.

    Other Ways to Learn More about AHS

    The AHS website contains lots of helpful information about our curriculum and programs, and we encourage you to spend some time investigating it. Highlights include:

    • Why Animas? where you will learn more about project-based learning and our core values

    • Our Course Catalog which outlines graduation requirements and current elective offerings

    • The AHS School Profile which we send to colleges and universities along with our students’ applications, and which describes our academic program

    In addition, you are welcome to sign up for our weekly newsletter, News from the Nest. Read back issues and join our email list here.

    Enrollment Process

    Enrollment for fall 2022 opens in early January with limited spots available for incoming 9th through 12th grade students. Should we have more interest than available seats in any grade level, we will hold our Enrollment Lottery on March 1, 2021. 

    To be entered into the Enrollment Lottery, complete the Intent to Enroll Form before March 1. We will contact all families on that date to either share Registration information or indicate placement on our waitlist.

    If spots are available in any grade level after our Lottery date, we fill them on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment for fall 2022 closes October 1. For full details on our enrollment policy, please see our Student and Family Handbook.

    We want to be sure that you're getting all the support and information you need to make decisions about high school enrollment for Fall 2022 and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. We're so lucky to have great educational choices in our community and we are excited to help you determine if AHS is the best fit for your family!

    See more details

  • Senior Project Research at Durango Public Library (12th grade)

    February 2, 2022  9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Seniors will work at the library rather than on campus Wednesdays from 1/19 through 2/2 to support the research phase of Senior Project

    See more details

February 3, 2022
  • AHS Open House for Prospective Families

    February 3, 2022  8:45 am - 9:30 am

    Thank you so much for your interest in Animas High School, where we use relevant and rigorous project-based learning in a small school setting to prepare students for career, college and life. These are exciting times for AHS, with our new building currently under construction on the Fort Lewis College campus and plans to relocate in the 2022/23 school year. 

    Enrollment Events

    From January through May, we host a variety of events for prospective students and families to help you determine if AHS is the best fit for your student. Attendance at these events is not a requirement for admission, but we encourage you to join the one(s) that fit best for your family.

    • Shadow Days on Wednesdays from 8:15am to 12pm, where students spend a half-day attending grade-level core classes (Humanities, Math and Science) alongside a student ambassador and learn more about our elective offerings and other programs by taking a school tour

    • Open Houses on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm and Thursday mornings from 8:45 to 9:30am where prospective families can visit campus for a tour followed by a Q&A session with current AHS students, staff and parents

    • Online Information Sessions on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm where prospective families can chat with current AHS students, staff and parents from the comfort of their homes

    Please contact us at (970) 247-2474 or mainoffice@animashighschool.com to sign up for enrollment events. All dates for Enrollment Events are listed on our website calendar, which you can view here.

    Other Ways to Learn More about AHS

    The AHS website contains lots of helpful information about our curriculum and programs, and we encourage you to spend some time investigating it. Highlights include:

    • Why Animas? where you will learn more about project-based learning and our core values

    • Our Course Catalog which outlines graduation requirements and current elective offerings

    • The AHS School Profile which we send to colleges and universities along with our students’ applications, and which describes our academic program

    In addition, you are welcome to sign up for our weekly newsletter, News from the Nest. Read back issues and join our email list here.

    Enrollment Process

    Enrollment for fall 2022 opens in early January with limited spots available for incoming 9th through 12th grade students. Should we have more interest than available seats in any grade level, we will hold our Enrollment Lottery on March 1, 2021. 

    To be entered into the Enrollment Lottery, complete the Intent to Enroll Form before March 1. We will contact all families on that date to either share Registration information or indicate placement on our waitlist.

    If spots are available in any grade level after our Lottery date, we fill them on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment for fall 2022 closes October 1. For full details on our enrollment policy, please see our Student and Family Handbook.

    We want to be sure that you're getting all the support and information you need to make decisions about high school enrollment for Fall 2022 and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. We're so lucky to have great educational choices in our community and we are excited to help you determine if AHS is the best fit for your family!

    See more details

  • Sexual/Relationship Education during Humanities (9th grade)

    February 3, 2022  8:25 am - 12:05 pm

    As part of our ongoing commitment to providing health and wellness education for our students, we will offer sexual/relationship health education to all of our 9th grade students 2nd semester. Erin Skyles (LSW, AHS school counselor) and Lynn Joselyn, PA-C (UnHushed Advisory Medical Board Member, AHS alumni parent) will be co-facilitating the evidence-informed curriculum, UnHushed, on Thursday mornings for 2-hour blocks of time (for a total of 12 hours of curriculum).  You can read more about the UnHushed curriculum HERE.  

    UnHushed is a medically accurate, comprehensive, trauma-informed human sexuality curriculum.  This curriculum is designed to support the needs of today’s youth as they consider the influences of sex and sexuality through themselves, their peers and the larger world.   UnHushed is inclusive and gives students an in-depth array of sexual health topics that will support ongoing healthy relationships. Lesson topics will cover areas such as: Identity and Values, Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and the Media and Sexual Health.

    Most teens report that, even when they receive comprehensive sexual education in their school, the biggest influence in their sexual decision making is their parents/guardians.  For more resources on how to talk to your youth about sexual health, check out these websites:

    Talk With Your Kids

    What Should I Teach My Teen About Sex and Sexuality?

    Talking With Your Teens About Sex

    Please contact Erin Skyles at erin.skyles@animashighschool.com or (970)247-2474 x2337 if you would like to opt your student out of this program, receive more information or ask any follow up questions. 

    See more details

  • Student Council Meeting

    February 3, 2022  12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
    Sven

    ​AHS Student Council is dedicated to increasing student voice among our school and community and encourage positive school culture. We strive to make our school a fun, engaging, supportive environment where students feel comfortable voicing their thoughts and opinions. We are here to serve the students -- this includes attending school board and committee meetings, organizing school-wide events, and more.

    Mission Statement: Animas High School’s Student Council serves as a platform for all students to bring about attainable and recognizable change within Animas High School in cooperation with faculty, students, the Board of Directors, and the community. In addition, STUCO organizes and leads activities and initiatives that build positive school culture.

    For more information, visit https://animashighstudentcouncil.weebly.com/

    See more details

February 8, 2022
  • Student Council Meeting

    February 8, 2022  12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
    Sven

    ​AHS Student Council is dedicated to increasing student voice among our school and community and encourage positive school culture. We strive to make our school a fun, engaging, supportive environment where students feel comfortable voicing their thoughts and opinions. We are here to serve the students -- this includes attending school board and committee meetings, organizing school-wide events, and more.

    Mission Statement: Animas High School’s Student Council serves as a platform for all students to bring about attainable and recognizable change within Animas High School in cooperation with faculty, students, the Board of Directors, and the community. In addition, STUCO organizes and leads activities and initiatives that build positive school culture.

    For more information, visit https://animashighstudentcouncil.weebly.com/

    See more details

  • Online Information Session for Prospective Families

    February 8, 2022  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Thank you so much for your interest in Animas High School, where we use relevant and rigorous project-based learning in a small school setting to prepare students for career, college and life. These are exciting times for AHS, with our new building currently under construction on the Fort Lewis College campus and plans to relocate in the 2022/23 school year. 

    Enrollment Events

    From January through May, we host a variety of events for prospective students and families to help you determine if AHS is the best fit for your student. Attendance at these events is not a requirement for admission, but we encourage you to join the one(s) that fit best for your family.

    • Shadow Days on Wednesdays from 8:15am to 12pm, where students spend a half-day attending grade-level core classes (Humanities, Math and Science) alongside a student ambassador and learn more about our elective offerings and other programs by taking a school tour

    • Open Houses on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm and Thursday mornings from 8:45 to 9:30am where prospective families can visit campus for a tour followed by a Q&A session with current AHS students, staff and parents

    • Online Information Sessions on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm where prospective families can chat with current AHS students, staff and parents from the comfort of their homes

    Please contact us at (970) 247-2474 or mainoffice@animashighschool.com to sign up for enrollment events. All dates for Enrollment Events are listed on our website calendar, which you can view here.

    Other Ways to Learn More about AHS

    The AHS website contains lots of helpful information about our curriculum and programs, and we encourage you to spend some time investigating it. Highlights include:

    • Why Animas? where you will learn more about project-based learning and our core values

    • Our Course Catalog which outlines graduation requirements and current elective offerings

    • The AHS School Profile which we send to colleges and universities along with our students’ applications, and which describes our academic program

    In addition, you are welcome to sign up for our weekly newsletter, News from the Nest. Read back issues and join our email list here.

    Enrollment Process

    Enrollment for fall 2022 opens in early January with limited spots available for incoming 9th through 12th grade students. Should we have more interest than available seats in any grade level, we will hold our Enrollment Lottery on March 1, 2021. 

    To be entered into the Enrollment Lottery, complete the Intent to Enroll Form before March 1. We will contact all families on that date to either share Registration information or indicate placement on our waitlist.

    If spots are available in any grade level after our Lottery date, we fill them on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment for fall 2022 closes October 1. For full details on our enrollment policy, please see our Student and Family Handbook.

    We want to be sure that you're getting all the support and information you need to make decisions about high school enrollment for Fall 2022 and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. We're so lucky to have great educational choices in our community and we are excited to help you determine if AHS is the best fit for your family!

    See more details

February 9, 2022
  • Shadow Day for Prospective Students

    February 9, 2022  8:15 am - 12:00 pm

    Thank you so much for your interest in Animas High School, where we use relevant and rigorous project-based learning in a small school setting to prepare students for career, college and life. These are exciting times for AHS, with our new building currently under construction on the Fort Lewis College campus and plans to relocate in the 2022/23 school year. 

    Enrollment Events

    From January through May, we host a variety of events for prospective students and families to help you determine if AHS is the best fit for your student. Attendance at these events is not a requirement for admission, but we encourage you to join the one(s) that fit best for your family.

    • Shadow Days on Wednesdays from 8:15am to 12pm, where students spend a half-day attending grade-level core classes (Humanities, Math and Science) alongside a student ambassador and learn more about our elective offerings and other programs by taking a school tour

    • Open Houses on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm and Thursday mornings from 8:45 to 9:30am where prospective families can visit campus for a tour followed by a Q&A session with current AHS students, staff and parents

    • Online Information Sessions on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm where prospective families can chat with current AHS students, staff and parents from the comfort of their homes

    Please contact us at (970) 247-2474 or mainoffice@animashighschool.com to sign up for enrollment events. All dates for Enrollment Events are listed on our website calendar, which you can view here.

    Other Ways to Learn More about AHS

    The AHS website contains lots of helpful information about our curriculum and programs, and we encourage you to spend some time investigating it. Highlights include:

    • Why Animas? where you will learn more about project-based learning and our core values

    • Our Course Catalog which outlines graduation requirements and current elective offerings

    • The AHS School Profile which we send to colleges and universities along with our students’ applications, and which describes our academic program

    In addition, you are welcome to sign up for our weekly newsletter, News from the Nest. Read back issues and join our email list here.

    Enrollment Process

    Enrollment for fall 2022 opens in early January with limited spots available for incoming 9th through 12th grade students. Should we have more interest than available seats in any grade level, we will hold our Enrollment Lottery on March 1, 2021. 

    To be entered into the Enrollment Lottery, complete the Intent to Enroll Form before March 1. We will contact all families on that date to either share Registration information or indicate placement on our waitlist.

    If spots are available in any grade level after our Lottery date, we fill them on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment for fall 2022 closes October 1. For full details on our enrollment policy, please see our Student and Family Handbook.

    We want to be sure that you're getting all the support and information you need to make decisions about high school enrollment for Fall 2022 and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. We're so lucky to have great educational choices in our community and we are excited to help you determine if AHS is the best fit for your family!

    See more details

  • Senior Project Research at Durango Public Library (12th grade)

    February 9, 2022  9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Seniors will work at the library rather than on campus Wednesdays from 1/19 through 2/2 to support the research phase of Senior Project

    See more details

February 10, 2022
  • Sexual/Relationship Education during Humanities (9th grade)

    February 10, 2022  8:25 am - 12:05 pm

    As part of our ongoing commitment to providing health and wellness education for our students, we will offer sexual/relationship health education to all of our 9th grade students 2nd semester. Erin Skyles (LSW, AHS school counselor) and Lynn Joselyn, PA-C (UnHushed Advisory Medical Board Member, AHS alumni parent) will be co-facilitating the evidence-informed curriculum, UnHushed, on Thursday mornings for 2-hour blocks of time (for a total of 12 hours of curriculum).  You can read more about the UnHushed curriculum HERE.  

    UnHushed is a medically accurate, comprehensive, trauma-informed human sexuality curriculum.  This curriculum is designed to support the needs of today’s youth as they consider the influences of sex and sexuality through themselves, their peers and the larger world.   UnHushed is inclusive and gives students an in-depth array of sexual health topics that will support ongoing healthy relationships. Lesson topics will cover areas such as: Identity and Values, Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and the Media and Sexual Health.

    Most teens report that, even when they receive comprehensive sexual education in their school, the biggest influence in their sexual decision making is their parents/guardians.  For more resources on how to talk to your youth about sexual health, check out these websites:

    Talk With Your Kids

    What Should I Teach My Teen About Sex and Sexuality?

    Talking With Your Teens About Sex

    Please contact Erin Skyles at erin.skyles@animashighschool.com or (970)247-2474 x2337 if you would like to opt your student out of this program, receive more information or ask any follow up questions. 

    See more details

  • Student Council Meeting

    February 10, 2022  12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
    Sven

    ​AHS Student Council is dedicated to increasing student voice among our school and community and encourage positive school culture. We strive to make our school a fun, engaging, supportive environment where students feel comfortable voicing their thoughts and opinions. We are here to serve the students -- this includes attending school board and committee meetings, organizing school-wide events, and more.

    Mission Statement: Animas High School’s Student Council serves as a platform for all students to bring about attainable and recognizable change within Animas High School in cooperation with faculty, students, the Board of Directors, and the community. In addition, STUCO organizes and leads activities and initiatives that build positive school culture.

    For more information, visit https://animashighstudentcouncil.weebly.com/

    See more details

February 15, 2022
  • Student Council Meeting

    February 15, 2022  12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
    Sven

    ​AHS Student Council is dedicated to increasing student voice among our school and community and encourage positive school culture. We strive to make our school a fun, engaging, supportive environment where students feel comfortable voicing their thoughts and opinions. We are here to serve the students -- this includes attending school board and committee meetings, organizing school-wide events, and more.

    Mission Statement: Animas High School’s Student Council serves as a platform for all students to bring about attainable and recognizable change within Animas High School in cooperation with faculty, students, the Board of Directors, and the community. In addition, STUCO organizes and leads activities and initiatives that build positive school culture.

    For more information, visit https://animashighstudentcouncil.weebly.com/

    See more details

  • Online Information Session for Prospective Families

    February 15, 2022  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Thank you so much for your interest in Animas High School, where we use relevant and rigorous project-based learning in a small school setting to prepare students for career, college and life. These are exciting times for AHS, with our new building currently under construction on the Fort Lewis College campus and plans to relocate in the 2022/23 school year. 

    Enrollment Events

    From January through May, we host a variety of events for prospective students and families to help you determine if AHS is the best fit for your student. Attendance at these events is not a requirement for admission, but we encourage you to join the one(s) that fit best for your family.

    • Shadow Days on Wednesdays from 8:15am to 12pm, where students spend a half-day attending grade-level core classes (Humanities, Math and Science) alongside a student ambassador and learn more about our elective offerings and other programs by taking a school tour

    • Open Houses on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm and Thursday mornings from 8:45 to 9:30am where prospective families can visit campus for a tour followed by a Q&A session with current AHS students, staff and parents

    • Online Information Sessions on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm where prospective families can chat with current AHS students, staff and parents from the comfort of their homes

    Please contact us at (970) 247-2474 or mainoffice@animashighschool.com to sign up for enrollment events. All dates for Enrollment Events are listed on our website calendar, which you can view here.

    Other Ways to Learn More about AHS

    The AHS website contains lots of helpful information about our curriculum and programs, and we encourage you to spend some time investigating it. Highlights include:

    • Why Animas? where you will learn more about project-based learning and our core values

    • Our Course Catalog which outlines graduation requirements and current elective offerings

    • The AHS School Profile which we send to colleges and universities along with our students’ applications, and which describes our academic program

    In addition, you are welcome to sign up for our weekly newsletter, News from the Nest. Read back issues and join our email list here.

    Enrollment Process

    Enrollment for fall 2022 opens in early January with limited spots available for incoming 9th through 12th grade students. Should we have more interest than available seats in any grade level, we will hold our Enrollment Lottery on March 1, 2021. 

    To be entered into the Enrollment Lottery, complete the Intent to Enroll Form before March 1. We will contact all families on that date to either share Registration information or indicate placement on our waitlist.

    If spots are available in any grade level after our Lottery date, we fill them on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment for fall 2022 closes October 1. For full details on our enrollment policy, please see our Student and Family Handbook.

    We want to be sure that you're getting all the support and information you need to make decisions about high school enrollment for Fall 2022 and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. We're so lucky to have great educational choices in our community and we are excited to help you determine if AHS is the best fit for your family!

    See more details

February 16, 2022
  • Senior Project Research at Durango Public Library (12th grade)

    February 16, 2022  9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Seniors will work at the library rather than on campus Wednesdays from 1/19 through 2/2 to support the research phase of Senior Project

    See more details

  • Shadow Day for Prospective Students

    February 16, 2022  8:15 am - 12:00 pm

    Thank you so much for your interest in Animas High School, where we use relevant and rigorous project-based learning in a small school setting to prepare students for career, college and life. These are exciting times for AHS, with our new building currently under construction on the Fort Lewis College campus and plans to relocate in the 2022/23 school year. 

    Enrollment Events

    From January through May, we host a variety of events for prospective students and families to help you determine if AHS is the best fit for your student. Attendance at these events is not a requirement for admission, but we encourage you to join the one(s) that fit best for your family.

    • Shadow Days on Wednesdays from 8:15am to 12pm, where students spend a half-day attending grade-level core classes (Humanities, Math and Science) alongside a student ambassador and learn more about our elective offerings and other programs by taking a school tour

    • Open Houses on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm and Thursday mornings from 8:45 to 9:30am where prospective families can visit campus for a tour followed by a Q&A session with current AHS students, staff and parents

    • Online Information Sessions on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm where prospective families can chat with current AHS students, staff and parents from the comfort of their homes

    Please contact us at (970) 247-2474 or mainoffice@animashighschool.com to sign up for enrollment events. All dates for Enrollment Events are listed on our website calendar, which you can view here.

    Other Ways to Learn More about AHS

    The AHS website contains lots of helpful information about our curriculum and programs, and we encourage you to spend some time investigating it. Highlights include:

    • Why Animas? where you will learn more about project-based learning and our core values

    • Our Course Catalog which outlines graduation requirements and current elective offerings

    • The AHS School Profile which we send to colleges and universities along with our students’ applications, and which describes our academic program

    In addition, you are welcome to sign up for our weekly newsletter, News from the Nest. Read back issues and join our email list here.

    Enrollment Process

    Enrollment for fall 2022 opens in early January with limited spots available for incoming 9th through 12th grade students. Should we have more interest than available seats in any grade level, we will hold our Enrollment Lottery on March 1, 2021. 

    To be entered into the Enrollment Lottery, complete the Intent to Enroll Form before March 1. We will contact all families on that date to either share Registration information or indicate placement on our waitlist.

    If spots are available in any grade level after our Lottery date, we fill them on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment for fall 2022 closes October 1. For full details on our enrollment policy, please see our Student and Family Handbook.

    We want to be sure that you're getting all the support and information you need to make decisions about high school enrollment for Fall 2022 and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. We're so lucky to have great educational choices in our community and we are excited to help you determine if AHS is the best fit for your family!

    See more details

February 17, 2022
  • AHS Open House for Prospective Families

    February 17, 2022  8:45 am - 9:30 am

    Thank you so much for your interest in Animas High School, where we use relevant and rigorous project-based learning in a small school setting to prepare students for career, college and life. These are exciting times for AHS, with our new building currently under construction on the Fort Lewis College campus and plans to relocate in the 2022/23 school year. 

    Enrollment Events

    From January through May, we host a variety of events for prospective students and families to help you determine if AHS is the best fit for your student. Attendance at these events is not a requirement for admission, but we encourage you to join the one(s) that fit best for your family.

    • Shadow Days on Wednesdays from 8:15am to 12pm, where students spend a half-day attending grade-level core classes (Humanities, Math and Science) alongside a student ambassador and learn more about our elective offerings and other programs by taking a school tour

    • Open Houses on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm and Thursday mornings from 8:45 to 9:30am where prospective families can visit campus for a tour followed by a Q&A session with current AHS students, staff and parents

    • Online Information Sessions on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm where prospective families can chat with current AHS students, staff and parents from the comfort of their homes

    Please contact us at (970) 247-2474 or mainoffice@animashighschool.com to sign up for enrollment events. All dates for Enrollment Events are listed on our website calendar, which you can view here.

    Other Ways to Learn More about AHS

    The AHS website contains lots of helpful information about our curriculum and programs, and we encourage you to spend some time investigating it. Highlights include:

    • Why Animas? where you will learn more about project-based learning and our core values

    • Our Course Catalog which outlines graduation requirements and current elective offerings

    • The AHS School Profile which we send to colleges and universities along with our students’ applications, and which describes our academic program

    In addition, you are welcome to sign up for our weekly newsletter, News from the Nest. Read back issues and join our email list here.

    Enrollment Process

    Enrollment for fall 2022 opens in early January with limited spots available for incoming 9th through 12th grade students. Should we have more interest than available seats in any grade level, we will hold our Enrollment Lottery on March 1, 2021. 

    To be entered into the Enrollment Lottery, complete the Intent to Enroll Form before March 1. We will contact all families on that date to either share Registration information or indicate placement on our waitlist.

    If spots are available in any grade level after our Lottery date, we fill them on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment for fall 2022 closes October 1. For full details on our enrollment policy, please see our Student and Family Handbook.

    We want to be sure that you're getting all the support and information you need to make decisions about high school enrollment for Fall 2022 and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. We're so lucky to have great educational choices in our community and we are excited to help you determine if AHS is the best fit for your family!

    See more details

  • Sexual/Relationship Education during Humanities (9th grade)

    February 17, 2022  8:25 am - 12:05 pm

    As part of our ongoing commitment to providing health and wellness education for our students, we will offer sexual/relationship health education to all of our 9th grade students 2nd semester. Erin Skyles (LSW, AHS school counselor) and Lynn Joselyn, PA-C (UnHushed Advisory Medical Board Member, AHS alumni parent) will be co-facilitating the evidence-informed curriculum, UnHushed, on Thursday mornings for 2-hour blocks of time (for a total of 12 hours of curriculum).  You can read more about the UnHushed curriculum HERE.  

    UnHushed is a medically accurate, comprehensive, trauma-informed human sexuality curriculum.  This curriculum is designed to support the needs of today’s youth as they consider the influences of sex and sexuality through themselves, their peers and the larger world.   UnHushed is inclusive and gives students an in-depth array of sexual health topics that will support ongoing healthy relationships. Lesson topics will cover areas such as: Identity and Values, Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and the Media and Sexual Health.

    Most teens report that, even when they receive comprehensive sexual education in their school, the biggest influence in their sexual decision making is their parents/guardians.  For more resources on how to talk to your youth about sexual health, check out these websites:

    Talk With Your Kids

    What Should I Teach My Teen About Sex and Sexuality?

    Talking With Your Teens About Sex

    Please contact Erin Skyles at erin.skyles@animashighschool.com or (970)247-2474 x2337 if you would like to opt your student out of this program, receive more information or ask any follow up questions. 

    See more details

  • Student Council Meeting

    February 17, 2022  12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
    Sven

    ​AHS Student Council is dedicated to increasing student voice among our school and community and encourage positive school culture. We strive to make our school a fun, engaging, supportive environment where students feel comfortable voicing their thoughts and opinions. We are here to serve the students -- this includes attending school board and committee meetings, organizing school-wide events, and more.

    Mission Statement: Animas High School’s Student Council serves as a platform for all students to bring about attainable and recognizable change within Animas High School in cooperation with faculty, students, the Board of Directors, and the community. In addition, STUCO organizes and leads activities and initiatives that build positive school culture.

    For more information, visit https://animashighstudentcouncil.weebly.com/

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  • AHS Board of Directors Meeting

    February 17, 2022  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Mission
    The AHS Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that the school is fulfilling its mission and vision, supporting and evaluating the Head of School, monitoring and strengthening the school’s programs and services, providing financial oversight, ensuring legal and ethical integrity of the organization and enhancing the school’s public standing.  Board Meetings are open to the public. 

    Board email: board@animashighschool.com 

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February 18, 2022
  • Professional Development Day for Staff (no classes)

    February 18, 2022

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February 21, 2022
February 22, 2022
  • Student Council Meeting

    February 22, 2022  12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
    Sven

    ​AHS Student Council is dedicated to increasing student voice among our school and community and encourage positive school culture. We strive to make our school a fun, engaging, supportive environment where students feel comfortable voicing their thoughts and opinions. We are here to serve the students -- this includes attending school board and committee meetings, organizing school-wide events, and more.

    Mission Statement: Animas High School’s Student Council serves as a platform for all students to bring about attainable and recognizable change within Animas High School in cooperation with faculty, students, the Board of Directors, and the community. In addition, STUCO organizes and leads activities and initiatives that build positive school culture.

    For more information, visit https://animashighstudentcouncil.weebly.com/

    See more details

  • AHS Open House for Prospective Families

    February 22, 2022  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Thank you so much for your interest in Animas High School, where we use relevant and rigorous project-based learning in a small school setting to prepare students for career, college and life. These are exciting times for AHS, with our new building currently under construction on the Fort Lewis College campus and plans to relocate in the 2022/23 school year. 

    Enrollment Events

    From January through May, we host a variety of events for prospective students and families to help you determine if AHS is the best fit for your student. Attendance at these events is not a requirement for admission, but we encourage you to join the one(s) that fit best for your family.

    • Shadow Days on Wednesdays from 8:15am to 12pm, where students spend a half-day attending grade-level core classes (Humanities, Math and Science) alongside a student ambassador and learn more about our elective offerings and other programs by taking a school tour

    • Open Houses on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm and Thursday mornings from 8:45 to 9:30am where prospective families can visit campus for a tour followed by a Q&A session with current AHS students, staff and parents

    • Online Information Sessions on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm where prospective families can chat with current AHS students, staff and parents from the comfort of their homes

    Please contact us at (970) 247-2474 or mainoffice@animashighschool.com to sign up for enrollment events. All dates for Enrollment Events are listed on our website calendar, which you can view here.

    Other Ways to Learn More about AHS

    The AHS website contains lots of helpful information about our curriculum and programs, and we encourage you to spend some time investigating it. Highlights include:

    • Why Animas? where you will learn more about project-based learning and our core values

    • Our Course Catalog which outlines graduation requirements and current elective offerings

    • The AHS School Profile which we send to colleges and universities along with our students’ applications, and which describes our academic program

    In addition, you are welcome to sign up for our weekly newsletter, News from the Nest. Read back issues and join our email list here.

    Enrollment Process

    Enrollment for fall 2022 opens in early January with limited spots available for incoming 9th through 12th grade students. Should we have more interest than available seats in any grade level, we will hold our Enrollment Lottery on March 1, 2021. 

    To be entered into the Enrollment Lottery, complete the Intent to Enroll Form before March 1. We will contact all families on that date to either share Registration information or indicate placement on our waitlist.

    If spots are available in any grade level after our Lottery date, we fill them on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment for fall 2022 closes October 1. For full details on our enrollment policy, please see our Student and Family Handbook.

    We want to be sure that you're getting all the support and information you need to make decisions about high school enrollment for Fall 2022 and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. We're so lucky to have great educational choices in our community and we are excited to help you determine if AHS is the best fit for your family!

    See more details

  • Online Information Session for Prospective Families

    February 22, 2022  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Thank you so much for your interest in Animas High School, where we use relevant and rigorous project-based learning in a small school setting to prepare students for career, college and life. These are exciting times for AHS, with our new building currently under construction on the Fort Lewis College campus and plans to relocate in the 2022/23 school year. 

    Enrollment Events

    From January through May, we host a variety of events for prospective students and families to help you determine if AHS is the best fit for your student. Attendance at these events is not a requirement for admission, but we encourage you to join the one(s) that fit best for your family.

    • Shadow Days on Wednesdays from 8:15am to 12pm, where students spend a half-day attending grade-level core classes (Humanities, Math and Science) alongside a student ambassador and learn more about our elective offerings and other programs by taking a school tour

    • Open Houses on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm and Thursday mornings from 8:45 to 9:30am where prospective families can visit campus for a tour followed by a Q&A session with current AHS students, staff and parents

    • Online Information Sessions on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm where prospective families can chat with current AHS students, staff and parents from the comfort of their homes

    Please contact us at (970) 247-2474 or mainoffice@animashighschool.com to sign up for enrollment events. All dates for Enrollment Events are listed on our website calendar, which you can view here.

    Other Ways to Learn More about AHS

    The AHS website contains lots of helpful information about our curriculum and programs, and we encourage you to spend some time investigating it. Highlights include:

    • Why Animas? where you will learn more about project-based learning and our core values

    • Our Course Catalog which outlines graduation requirements and current elective offerings

    • The AHS School Profile which we send to colleges and universities along with our students’ applications, and which describes our academic program

    In addition, you are welcome to sign up for our weekly newsletter, News from the Nest. Read back issues and join our email list here.

    Enrollment Process

    Enrollment for fall 2022 opens in early January with limited spots available for incoming 9th through 12th grade students. Should we have more interest than available seats in any grade level, we will hold our Enrollment Lottery on March 1, 2021. 

    To be entered into the Enrollment Lottery, complete the Intent to Enroll Form before March 1. We will contact all families on that date to either share Registration information or indicate placement on our waitlist.

    If spots are available in any grade level after our Lottery date, we fill them on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment for fall 2022 closes October 1. For full details on our enrollment policy, please see our Student and Family Handbook.

    We want to be sure that you're getting all the support and information you need to make decisions about high school enrollment for Fall 2022 and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. We're so lucky to have great educational choices in our community and we are excited to help you determine if AHS is the best fit for your family!

    See more details

February 23, 2022
  • Shadow Day for Prospective Students

    February 23, 2022  8:15 am - 12:00 pm

    Thank you so much for your interest in Animas High School, where we use relevant and rigorous project-based learning in a small school setting to prepare students for career, college and life. These are exciting times for AHS, with our new building currently under construction on the Fort Lewis College campus and plans to relocate in the 2022/23 school year. 

    Enrollment Events

    From January through May, we host a variety of events for prospective students and families to help you determine if AHS is the best fit for your student. Attendance at these events is not a requirement for admission, but we encourage you to join the one(s) that fit best for your family.

    • Shadow Days on Wednesdays from 8:15am to 12pm, where students spend a half-day attending grade-level core classes (Humanities, Math and Science) alongside a student ambassador and learn more about our elective offerings and other programs by taking a school tour

    • Open Houses on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm and Thursday mornings from 8:45 to 9:30am where prospective families can visit campus for a tour followed by a Q&A session with current AHS students, staff and parents

    • Online Information Sessions on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30pm where prospective families can chat with current AHS students, staff and parents from the comfort of their homes

    Please contact us at (970) 247-2474 or mainoffice@animashighschool.com to sign up for enrollment events. All dates for Enrollment Events are listed on our website calendar, which you can view here.

    Other Ways to Learn More about AHS

    The AHS website contains lots of helpful information about our curriculum and programs, and we encourage you to spend some time investigating it. Highlights include:

    • Why Animas? where you will learn more about project-based learning and our core values

    • Our Course Catalog which outlines graduation requirements and current elective offerings

    • The AHS School Profile which we send to colleges and universities along with our students’ applications, and which describes our academic program

    In addition, you are welcome to sign up for our weekly newsletter, News from the Nest. Read back issues and join our email list here.

    Enrollment Process

    Enrollment for fall 2022 opens in early January with limited spots available for incoming 9th through 12th grade students. Should we have more interest than available seats in any grade level, we will hold our Enrollment Lottery on March 1, 2021. 

    To be entered into the Enrollment Lottery, complete the Intent to Enroll Form before March 1. We will contact all families on that date to either share Registration information or indicate placement on our waitlist.

    If spots are available in any grade level after our Lottery date, we fill them on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment for fall 2022 closes October 1. For full details on our enrollment policy, please see our Student and Family Handbook.

    We want to be sure that you're getting all the support and information you need to make decisions about high school enrollment for Fall 2022 and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. We're so lucky to have great educational choices in our community and we are excited to help you determine if AHS is the best fit for your family!

    See more details

  • Senior Project Research at Durango Public Library (12th grade)

    February 23, 2022  9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Seniors will work at the library rather than on campus Wednesdays from 1/19 through 2/2 to support the research phase of Senior Project

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February 24, 2022
  • Sexual/Relationship Education during Math/Biology (9th grade)

    February 24, 2022  8:25 am - 12:05 pm

    As part of our ongoing commitment to providing health and wellness education for our students, we will offer sexual/relationship health education to all of our 9th grade students 2nd semester. Erin Skyles (LSW, AHS school counselor) and Lynn Joselyn, PA-C (UnHushed Advisory Medical Board Member, AHS alumni parent) will be co-facilitating the evidence-informed curriculum, UnHushed, on Thursday mornings for 2-hour blocks of time (for a total of 12 hours of curriculum).  You can read more about the UnHushed curriculum HERE.  

    UnHushed is a medically accurate, comprehensive, trauma-informed human sexuality curriculum.  This curriculum is designed to support the needs of today’s youth as they consider the influences of sex and sexuality through themselves, their peers and the larger world.   UnHushed is inclusive and gives students an in-depth array of sexual health topics that will support ongoing healthy relationships. Lesson topics will cover areas such as: Identity and Values, Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and the Media and Sexual Health.

    Most teens report that, even when they receive comprehensive sexual education in their school, the biggest influence in their sexual decision making is their parents/guardians.  For more resources on how to talk to your youth about sexual health, check out these websites:

    Talk With Your Kids

    What Should I Teach My Teen About Sex and Sexuality?

    Talking With Your Teens About Sex

    Please contact Erin Skyles at erin.skyles@animashighschool.com or (970)247-2474 x2337 if you would like to opt your student out of this program, receive more information or ask any follow up questions. 

    See more details

  • Student Council Meeting

    February 24, 2022  12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
    Sven

    ​AHS Student Council is dedicated to increasing student voice among our school and community and encourage positive school culture. We strive to make our school a fun, engaging, supportive environment where students feel comfortable voicing their thoughts and opinions. We are here to serve the students -- this includes attending school board and committee meetings, organizing school-wide events, and more.

    Mission Statement: Animas High School’s Student Council serves as a platform for all students to bring about attainable and recognizable change within Animas High School in cooperation with faculty, students, the Board of Directors, and the community. In addition, STUCO organizes and leads activities and initiatives that build positive school culture.

    For more information, visit https://animashighstudentcouncil.weebly.com/

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  • Little Shop of Optics Physics Exhibition (10th grade)

    February 24, 2022  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Animas High School, 271 Twin Buttes Ave, Durango

    Join the class of 2024 as they showcase their interactive demonstrations on the nature of light

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