Why I Chose Animas:
I honestly could have never thought that I was going to go to Animas. At my previous school, one I only spent one semester at, I did not and was not learning much. My goal is to get into a very high ranking College and with the school that I was at, there was little to no way that with the courses I was taking I was going to get into that high ranking college. At my old school I had a lot of trouble focusing but I had not really considered to move to Animas. I loved the idea of learning in a project based school and I thought that it could be very different and helpful for me. I was very unhappy with the way that I was learning although I had one thing that was holding me back. My friends. I did not want to ever leave them and it was very hard to even comprehend going to a different school without them. This for me was a very hard decision but I knew that something had to change. Animas had been brought to my attention by a bunch of my friends but one of my best friends (at animas) kept pushing for me to go there. I asked a lot of questions always wanting to know what was happening and what they were doing. I had then begun to think of what it would be like to go to Animas but it wasn’t until I was fully fed up with my learning and classes that I really considered it. Soon enough I realized that ‘yeah, I really want to go to Animas. It was a long, hard and stressful but completely worth it. I was very nervous about not fitting in but as it turns out, I fit in pretty well at Animas. Now that I’m here, I’m getting everything that I need. I am actually learning things at this school and rather than sitting, writing and listening to ‘learn,’ I’m engaged, doing projects, and excited to be here. It was a very big jump from school to school but now that I go here, I am the happiest I could be when it comes to school. I am surrounded by some of my best friends and if it weren’t for their help, I would have still been stuck in the prison like school. It was hard to leave my friends but it had to happen. I’m very happy with the difference at this school. I really love the project based learning system and the connection that you have with your teachers. I am very happy with all the classes that I take and I am thrilled to be surrounded by all of the amazing people here at Animas.