May 4, 2023

Hello New Students and Families!

I'm excited to get to know you all as you transition to Animas High School next fall. As the director of our Career & College Counseling department, my role includes helping students work towards postsecondary goals while also supporting families as they help students navigate the choices ahead. Academic advising for students is an important piece of that work and I want to be sure you're getting the help you need as we create student schedules for the 2023/24 school year.

We hope that you're already reviewing the 2023/24 AHS Course Catalog and starting to consider elective choices, as outlined in this letter we sent out last week. As you weigh your options, please review the Guide to Course Selection and College Readiness together to learn more about what colleges look for in their admissions processes. 

On Monday, May 22, you will receive step-by-step instructions via email outlining how to make course requests for next year, using Infinite Campus. This email on May 22 will also include our Elective Schedule, which will let you know which electives will be offered in each period.

Join me for an Online Academic Advising Session on Monday, May 22 at 5:30pm via to learn more and get questions answered. We'll record the session and share it out via the weekly News from the Nest, in case you're not able to attend.

Our Registrar, Maureen Truax is available to answer questions about how credits transfer to AHS from other high school programs and what courses transfer students should take to make sure they are fulfilling AHS graduation requirements. You can reach her at [email protected].

Feel free to contact me at [email protected] if you have individual questions about concurrent enrollment opportunities or how course selection connects to college or career goals.

I look forward to connecting with you and learning more about how I can support!

Erin Cummins-Roper (she/her)

Director of Career & College Counseling  

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

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Schedule an appointment with me!


Grasshoppers landscaping is hiring!

We'd love to get you and your colleagues, friends, family and students >16 years old involved on our summer staff -

We especially need help for 3-4 weeks in June for a really cool project on the river down at the WWTP. We are planting three gardens representative of our local ecosystems: rocky montane; alternative (xeric) lawn native plants & mesic pollinator.

We pay cash for short-term summer hires, $20-25/HR commensurate with experience and leadership capabilities. Reach out to David at the contact information above for more info.

We are looking for qualified office personnel to quote, order and schedule auto glass replacements. Computer and customer service skills are a must. No experience needed - we will train. Contact Yvonne @

1403 E. 2nd Avenue

Durango, CO 81301

Phone: (970) 247-2222

Fax: (970) 247-1285

The Flying Hatter - Help wanted

I am looking for a person to help me sew hats and get ready for Spring and Summer festivals. 

Need someone that is self motivated and can make a commitment for at least 6months . Training pay is 11.50/hr , but once training is completed , rate goes $13/Hr , and if student excels can increase to $15/HR. Having transportation is good , but not required.

Contact Val Russell if interested:

[email protected] 

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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