Why I Chose Animas High School:
I chose Animas High School because of the authentic learning environment it offers, the teacher-student relationships, and the unique learning content. The learning environment at Animas seems much more student-oriented instead of teacher/curriculum- oriented like my previous schools have been. At my previous schools, the learning has seemed focused on the teachers' preferences and the required curriculum, whereas at Animas, the curriculum and content can be more personalized to students' own preferences and interests. At Animas, the teachers seem like they are meant to guide us in the right direction, instead of telling us exactly what the curriculum requires and what we specifically have to do. I feel like the teachers at Animas are much more open to students' feedback of their class, and actually take the feedback in order to improve the students' learning environment. Lastly, the learning content at Animas is much more applicable to real life and our interests. The learning content at my previous schools has been content that I feel like I will most likely rarely, if not never, use in my future life. The content at Animas is relate able to students' lives and their interests and is content that we will use in our future. These authentic and unique styles of learning and teaching here are the reasons why I chose Animas High School.