Why I Chose Animas
There were multiple reasons that I chose Animas, first and foremost being that I am a hands-on learner. I have always struggled to fit into the mold that is standardized education. I have always felt limited by rubrics and overbearing systems. Above all else, I have always felt that education is an art, and school is just one of many possible tools and palettes available. I learn as much on the bike and ski slopes and the hockey rink as I might learn in any one of my classes. How can that be true? Because, in those environments, I can learn rigorously, challenge myself, and stay engaged. "If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you." (Zig Ziglar) That is what I found at Animas, the determination to learn. Now no one can stop me. That is why I chose Animas High School.