August 24, 2021
Welcome to the Nest 9th grade families!

It was fantastic seeing the 9th graders yesterday and today and the excitement of being back in school on campus s palpable. Yesterday, your 9th grader took a tour of the school and had a chance to meet many faculty scattered around our hallways and classrooms. They also received the 9th grade Welcome Packet.

Please read through this Welcome Packet together and sign, complete, and return pages 7-11 to Dave (Biology) by Friday, Aug. 27 OR parents: please sign electronically and email to dave.farkas@animashighschool.com. Students, please keep pages 1-6 for reference throughout the year.

We are so excited about the year ahead and we hope you are too :)

If you have any questions please email the 9th grade team at:


Cheers and wahoooo to 2021/2022 :)
Upcoming AHS Events

9th Grade Orientation: Mon. 8/23, Tues. 8/24 and Wed. 8/25, 8:25am to 3:30pm

10th Grade Orientation: Tues. 8/24 and Wed. 8/25, 8:25am to 3:30pm

11th Grade Orientation: Tues. 8/24 and Wed. 8/25, 8:25am to 3:30pm

12th Grade Orientation: Wed. 8/25, 6:45am to 3:30pm

Academic Classes Begin (all grades): Thurs. 8/26, 8:25am to 3:30pm

NEST Meeting and Student Activity Fair: Wed. 9/1, 1:40-3:30pm

Senior and Family College Information Night: Thurs. 9/2,5:30-7pm at AHS

Parent/Guardian Orientation: Tues. 9/7, 5:30-6:30pm at AHS

XBlock Classes Begin: Wed. 9/8

1st Semester Add/Drop Period Ends: Thurs. 9/9

Back to School Social: Fri. 9/17, 5-7pm
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