MARISOL SILVA'S DIGITAL PORTFOLIO
Why I Chose Animas
Animas High School challenges students rigorously to prepare them for college. This made me want to attend this school as I plan to go to college and I would be the first to do so in my family. Animas High School practices project based learning which has helped me understand and grasp the learning to another extent. For example, the internship program allows you to be on your own to shadow a professional in the career you're interested in. Also, the senior project gives you the liberty to choose a topic that your passionate about and gather information by connecting with the community. This has made the learning more engaging and relevant. You are able to challenge yourself by taking honors and college enrollment programs but regular classes still challenge you by requiring the student to work through the content on their own. This is usually followed up with seminars or exhibitions so students are able to practice social and presentation skills. Throughout my years here, I have easily been able to build strong relationships with many teachers as it is a small school. Having these relationships has made me feel more comfortable and included in the community. You can always rely on the teachers here to help with with school work or personal issues. The great structure and a welcoming community made me want to attend this school.