May 31, 2022

Sophomores and Families, November 6th, 2023

If you were unable to attend 10th grade postsecondary night, please take some time to review the slides, which are shared below.

Last week during Advisory, I discussed why it is important to get involved outside of class. Students looked at 3 sample student resumes and acted as the selection committee for the Boettcher scholarship. With the scholarship selection criteria in mind, students reviewed each resume and then chose a scholarship recipient from the 3 sample resumes.

The slides from that lesson are included in the postsecondary night slides.

Take a moment to check out the College Essay Guy's Values Exercise (video), which guides students on some self-exploration to determine which extracurricular choices might be a good fit for them.

*I've also included some sample financial aid award letters - take a look for information on what is included and how colleges attempt to meet students' financial need.

10th Grade Postsecondary night slides

Registration for Dual/Concurrent Enrollment for next semester is happening now!

Interested in taking college classes away from AHS campus next semester at PCC or FLC for college and AHS elective credit? You must act now in order to complete the process in time for next semester.

Please take a look at this email to find out how to make it happen! Feel free to come and talk to me as well.

Upcoming College and Career Events

11/16: PCC offsite course registration @ 2:30-4:00

11/28: New FLC Dual enrollment advising/registration @ 12:00pm

12/1: FLC dual enrollment registration and advising @12:00pm - must be accepted first!

College & Career Events Calendar

Financial Aid & Scholarships

From our member schools

We've collected upcoming events from our Coalition member schools are hosting with the goal of explaining the financial aid process and answering students' and student supporters' questions. All are welcome at the following events (click the event to register):


FAFSA Completion is now a Graduation Requirement at AHS

At 10th grade postsecondary night, we learned that the FAFSA is one of the most important parts of paying for postsecondary education. We will also be working with 10th graders in their classes to students and families better understand the importance of filing the FAFSA and how the financial aid process works.

Stay tuned!

November resources for 10th-graders from the College Essay Guy:

  • Values Exercise (video): Use your priority values to guide your extracurricular choices. This is a great time to deepen your involvement in the clubs/teams/jobs that excite you— maybe take on a leadership role. Or sign up for a new club? Or start your own?
  • Tips for Planning a College Visit: Make a commitment to visit one local college between now and the end of the school year. That experience can be a great reference point as you begin to figure out what you’re looking for in a school. And some schools offer incentive grants if you visit campus, either in person or virtually.
  • Start thinking about financial fit: As you begin your college search, it’s important to think about cost. Experiment with the Net Price Calculator to get a rough estimate of what you might pay for college, and start the conversation with your parents or guardians.

The wait is over! The much-anticipated Season 9 of The College Tour is now available on Amazon Prime Video. This season celebrates diversity and inclusivity, showcasing students with unique backgrounds and goals.

The viewers will explore majors like Business Administration, Life Science, Civil Engineering, Literature, and more, all while taking campus tours of outstanding colleges and universities across America and hearing students share their authentic stories and the impact that higher education had on them.

Join our host, Alex Boylan, on this exciting journey through the vibrant world of modern college life.

The College Tour

Girls Lead the Way - STEM & Leadership Conference for High School Girls is designed for woman-identifying and nonbinary students in grades 9-12 who are interested in being a leader in STEM. Participants will engage in a day-long interactive, lab and classroom-based conference hosted by the Society of Women Engineers - Mines Collegiate Section.

Event Information


Saturday, January 27, 2024


8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)


Colorado School of Mines

Green Center

924 16th St.

Golden, CO 80401


$35 (non-refundable)

Registration closes on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. unless capacity is met sooner.

Girls Lead the Way Registration

Save the date: RISD Pre-College summer 2024

This summer, follow a college-level curriculum in the format that works for you with Pre-Collegiate Programs at Rhode Island School of Design. Applications open November 14, 2023.

Our residential Pre-College program allows you to live like a RISD student and work alongside hundreds of other creative, highly motivated students who will inspire you to push your limits and produce your best work.

Advanced Program Online, our online intensive for change makers, will also open November 14, 2023.  


The Small Town and Rural Students (STARS) College Network is dedicated to working with high schools and access organizations to widen pathways to higher education for rural and small-town students.

Upcoming events (click to register):

ore InfSunday, November 12, 2023, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

2023 Virtual College Fair -NovemberM

Interested in playing sports in college?

Last month, the Eligibility Center hosted a series of webinars. Staff provided overviews of NCAA requirements for high school counselors and administrators and initial-eligibility requirements for student-athletes. Click below for the specific webinar you would like to watch or share.

Erin Cummins-Roper (she/her)

Director of Career & College Counseling  

Animas High School |Tel: (970) 247-2474 | x2335 | Cell: 970-903-1617 

Schedule an appointment with me!

Office hours:

T/TH 1:00pm-3:00pm

Fridays: 9:00am-12:00pm

Financial aid and scholarship help every Friday 12:00pm-3:00pm

Animas High School prepares all students for college and postsecondary success by creating critical thinkers and engaged citizens through an innovative, student-centered, project-based curriculum. We accomplish this through:
Rigorous academics, where all students are prepared for college success
Culture of excellence, where students are held to high expectations
Strong student-faculty relationships, where students are well known.
Engaging learning, where students see the relevance in their education

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