May 31, 2022

Juniors and Families, November 6th, 2023

We have two imporant events coming up for Juniors:

1. Fort Lewis College information session and campus tour Friday, Nov 10th

We are extremely fortunate that we have an amazing small liberal arts college right across the street from our school! All juniors will participate in a campus tour and information session at FLC. This is an amazing opportunity to build a baseline of knowledge about colleges in general so that students can begin to determine what they like and don't like - and is a great foundation for our "What am I looking for in a College?" work that we will be doing soon. Half of the juniors will tour while the other half works with Elliot on informational interview prep. This is required for all juniors, and absences will count as an absence from their core classes.

In addition to our FLC tour, I strongly encourage you to begin exploring colleges on your own - you can do this from the comfort of your own screen! Check out The College Tour streaming series as well as the upcoming NACAC Virtual college fair.

2.Southern Ute Career Fair next Tuesday, Nov. 14th

All Juniors will travel by bus to the Sky Ute events center in Ignacio for the Southern Ute Career Fair next Tuesday. This is an event specifically designed for students. The juniors will work on completing their 2 required informational interviews, which are an important part of LINK preparation and one of the requirements for earning credit for LINK this semester. This is required for all juniors, and absences will count as an absence from their core classes.

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

11/10: FLC VIP junior tour

11/14: Southern Ute Career Fair

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 Spring Junior postsecondary night, we will do a deep dive into financial aid and how to pay for postsecondary education. We will also be doing a financial aid case study event in the Spring to help students and families better understand the importance of filing the FAFSA and how the financial aid process works.

Stay tuned!

November resources for 11th-graders from the College Essay Guy:

  • Lay the groundwork for fee waivers: Have you filled out the free/reduced-school lunch form? If your family qualifies, you’ll be eligible for fee waivers for the SAT/ACT as well as for college applications. This simple step can save you hundreds of dollars.

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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