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Enrollment Information & Events


Thank you for your interest in attending Animas High School, where we prepare all students for college and post-secondary success by creating critical thinkers and engaged citizens through an innovative, student-centered, project-based curriculum. We are excited about the prospect of having your family join us in your educational journey!

Enrollment typically opens in early January for the following school year and remains open until spots are filled or October 1. In addition, in early October we open a small handful of spots in the 9th, 10th and 11th grades for mid-year enrollment. These spots fill on a first-come, first-served basis for enrollment at the start of second semester. Please refer to the AHS Enrollment Policy for complete details.

We go to lottery on March 1 if total number of students who wish to enroll is larger than available spots in a grade level.

We encourage all prospective students and families to visit our school, as this is the best way to experience and understand our unique program.If you have enrollment questions please contact our assistant head of school at libby.cowles@animashighschool.com. To schedule a Shadow Day, contact mainoffice@animashighschool.com or (970) 247-2474.

Upcoming Enrollment Events

January 30, 2018
  • AHS Information Session - (Enrollment Event)

    January 30, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Animas High School, 271 Twin Buttes Ave., Durango (map)

    Considering enrolling at AHS for the 2018-19 school year and want to learn more about our school? Prospective students and their families are highly encouraged to attend both an AHS Information Session and a Shadow Day to meet current students and staff, hear about our innovative programs and determine if AHS is the right fit. Shadow Days are held on Thursdays; to sign up, contact us at (970) 247-2474 or mainoffice@animashighschool.com

    Enrollment for incoming 9th, 10th, 11th grades opens January 8; we have a limited number of seats in each grade level and will hold a lottery on March 1 if demand is greater than the number of available seats.

    Questions? Contact our assistant head of school at libby.cowles@animashighschool.com.


February 7, 2018
  • AHS Information Session - (Enrollment Event)

    February 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Animas High School, 271Twin Buttes Ave, Durango (map)

    Considering enrolling at AHS for the 2018-19 school year and want to learn more about our school? Prospective students and their families are highly encouraged to attend both an AHS Information Session and a Shadow Day to meet current students and staff, hear about our innovative programs and determine if AHS is the right fit. Shadow Days are held on Thursdays; to sign up, contact us at (970) 247-2474 or mainoffice@animashighschool.com

    Enrollment for incoming 9th, 10th, 11th grades opens January 8; we have a limited number of seats in each grade level and will hold a lottery on March 1 if demand is greater than the number of available seats.

    Questions? Contact our assistant head of school at libby.cowles@animashighschool.com.


February 22, 2018
  • AHS Information Session - (Enrollment Event)

    February 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Animas High School, 271 Twin Buttes Ave, Durango (map)

    Considering enrolling at AHS for the 2018-19 school year and want to learn more about our school? Prospective students and their families are highly encouraged to attend both an AHS Information Session and a Shadow Day to meet current students and staff, hear about our innovative programs and determine if AHS is the right fit. Shadow Days are held on Thursdays; to sign up, contact us at (970) 247-2474 or mainoffice@animashighschool.com

    Enrollment for incoming 9th, 10th, 11th grades opens January 8; we have a limited number of seats in each grade level and will hold a lottery on March 1 if demand is greater than the number of available seats.

    Questions? Contact our assistant head of school at libby.cowles@animashighschool.com.


March 1, 2018
  • Enrollment Lottery - (Enrollment Event)

    March 1, 2018

    AHS will hold a lottery on March 1 if the number of students interested in any grade level exceeds the number of available seats. On March 1, we will communicate with all families who have completed an Intent to Enroll form to let them know if they have a spot or if they have been placed on the waitlist.


March 6, 2018
  • AHS Information Session - (Enrollment Event)

    March 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Animas High School, 271 Twin Buttes Ave, Durango (map)

    Considering enrolling at AHS for the 2018-19 school year and want to learn more about our school? Prospective students and their families are highly encouraged to attend both an AHS Information Session and a Shadow Day to meet current students and staff, hear about our innovative programs and determine if AHS is the right fit. Shadow Days are held on Thursdays; to sign up, contact us at (970) 247-2474 or mainoffice@animashighschool.com

    Enrollment for incoming 9th, 10th, 11th grades opens January 8; we have a limited number of seats in each grade level and will hold a lottery on March 1 if demand is greater than the number of available seats.

    Questions? Contact our assistant head of school at libby.cowles@animashighschool.com.


April 11, 2018
  • AHS Information Session - (Enrollment Event)

    April 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Animas High School, 271 Twin Buttes Ave, Durango (map)

    Considering enrolling at AHS for the 2018-19 school year and want to learn more about our school? Prospective students and their families are highly encouraged to attend both an AHS Information Session and a Shadow Day to meet current students and staff, hear about our innovative programs and determine if AHS is the right fit. Shadow Days are held on Thursdays; to sign up, contact us at (970) 247-2474 or mainoffice@animashighschool.com

    Enrollment for incoming 9th, 10th, 11th grades opens January 8; we have a limited number of seats in each grade level and will hold a lottery on March 1 if demand is greater than the number of available seats.

    Questions? Contact our assistant head of school at libby.cowles@animashighschool.com.


May 1, 2018
  • AHS Information Session - (Enrollment Event)

    May 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Animas High School, 271 Twin Buttes Ave, Durango (map)

    Considering enrolling at AHS for the 2018-19 school year and want to learn more about our school? Prospective students and their families are highly encouraged to attend both an AHS Information Session and a Shadow Day to meet current students and staff, hear about our innovative programs and determine if AHS is the right fit. Shadow Days are held on Thursdays; to sign up, contact us at (970) 247-2474 or mainoffice@animashighschool.com

    Enrollment for incoming 9th, 10th, 11th grades opens January 8; we have a limited number of seats in each grade level and will hold a lottery on March 1 if demand is greater than the number of available seats.

    Questions? Contact our assistant head of school at libby.cowles@animashighschool.com.