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Student Activities


Student activities provide great leadership opportunities for our students and allow them to pursue their interests and passions with peers who share them.  AHS students have many extracurricular activities to choose from, and we encourage them to start groups and clubs when they don’t already exist.  Student clubs generally meet during lunch with a faculty advisor, though some are offered as elective classes and others extend beyond the campus walls and school day.

Student Clubs and Teams

  • Student Council – works with administration to review school policies and build positive school culture; grade-level representatives are elected by their peers
  • Student Ambassador Team – provides school tours, helps with enrollment events, partners with prospective students and serves our greater community
  • Rotary Interact Club – promotes international service, travel and study
  • Backcountry Ski Club – provides training and opportunities for students to safely explore our local snowy wild places
  • Animas Mountain Biking Team – trains and competes under Durango DEVO
  • The Friday Show – produces entertaining and informative videos about the AHS community
  • Quill Media – produces AHS newspaper, The Animas Quill, the yearbook and provides journalistic content for other media including AHS weekly electronic newsletter, News from the Nest
  • Chess Club – Chess club teaches the fundamentals of chess, the basics of the game, and sharpens your chess mind
  • Page Turners Literature Club – The page turner is a club about literature. This club is for all student who love to write poems, and stories. This club is also for those who love to read. This club well be meeting in Lori Fishers room after school on Thursdays.
  • Restorative justice -Restorative Justice team is a student-run program to implement restorative practices into AHS culture and facilitate disciplinary circles when conflict occurs in the community.
  • Climbing Club – Climbing Club is a group of motivated students of all skill levels who have come together in the name of climbing in order to have safe fun while getting strong and making friends.
  • Sources of Strength – A group of peer leaders working  to impact their world through the power of connection, hope, help and strength.

In addition to AHS clubs and teams, AHS students are able to participate in Durango High School athletic teams and activities, thanks to our collaborative partnership with Durango 9R School District.  Please visit the DHS website here for details.

The Durango area has a wide range of activities for young adults beyond what we offer at AHS, and many of our students participate in them! For more ideas about opportunities for teens, visit Durango Parks & Recreation, the Powerhouse Science Center or volunteer opportunities on the AHS LINK Internships website. We also send out a weekly email to students and families, Osprey Opportunities, to share information about other ways to get involved in the community.