May 31, 2022

Sophomores and Families, October 25th, 2023

Reminder: Fall 10th grade postsecondary night!

When: Next Wednesday, November 1st


AHS Commons

We will discuss academic and postsecondary planning in 10th grade (what should you be doing and thinking about now), building your student resume: extracurriculars and summer plans, and paying for college: a preview. We will also discuss exciting new opportunities for Career and Technical Education (CTE) at AHS.

Next week during Advisory, we will be discussing resume's with the 10th graders and what they should be doing now to build their students resumes as they think about building skills outside of the classroom to be successful for life after high school as well as competitivenes for college admission.

Registration for Dual/Concurrent Enr´╗┐ollment opens soon!

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.

Wow! It has been a busy month of appplying to college for our seniors! We had over 30 seniors attend our college and cupcakes event last week and more than 50 college applications were submitted for free!

Sophomores will have the opportunity to apply to colleges in Colorado for free (without paying application fees) in October of their Senior year during Colorado Free Application days.

Our goal is to make applying to college as low stress as possible: Elliot and I were on hand to assist students with submitting their applications and Hallie Denman from the FLC admissions office also assisted students with submitting their FLC apps.

Upcoming College and Career Events

10/31: Western CO University in-person visit to AHS @ 9:00am

11/1: Continuing FLC Dual enrollment registration @ 9:00am

11/10: FLC VIP tour for all Juniors and informational interview practice

11/14: Field trip to Southern Ute Career Fair for informational interviews

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

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

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 will do a preview into financial aid and how to pay 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!

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

  • College App & Admissions Timeline: This timeline and set of resources track the college search and application process from 9th through 12th grade.
  • YouScience Aptitudes Test: What are you good at? Take this online assessment, which uses a combination of personality, interest, and aptitudes testing to help you explore careers that might be a good fit. Or, if your counseling office uses Naviance, try the Do What You Are assessment.
  • Virtual college tours: Curious about what college is all about, but not feeling ready for an in-person visit? Have fun searching through these student-driven virtual college tours.

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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