Welcome to my Digital Portfolio.
Here you will find work and reflections from key projects throughout my high school career. Please feel free to select a grade, class, or project from one of the drop-down menus at the top of the page. To learn more about my career and college plans, visit the 'College and Career Prep' menu. Thanks for visiting!
Why I chose Animas High School
Here in Durango, CO there are three high schools, each with different views and missions: Durango High School, Big Picture High School, and Animas High School. I chose to attend Animas High School because it's approach to education is unique, forward thinking, and college preparatory; these three characteristics emulate the education I want for myself. AHS is the only high school that is designed around the principle of project based learning. I attended Mountain Middle School through 8th grade, which is also a project based learning school, and before that I attended Durango Montessori School. So, it made sense to continue with project based learning, which is the style that is comfortable and enjoyable for me. Animas is also a free charter school, meaning that the class size is limited and students are chosen in a random lottery. Classes have less students, which creates a better learning environment for my peers and I. Another thing that drew me to Animas is the academic rigor. The curriculum is challenging and prepares students for experiences beyond high school. Animas is a great school with engaging projects, strong and tight knit culture, and rigorous academics. It is these factors and many more that led me to choose Animas High School.