Dear AHS Enthusiast,

In this unique time of uncertainty, one thing is clear-- an Animas education matters-- for our children, our families, our community and our world at large. Just view the video above, created by Hannah Shew (AHS class of 2020), to hear several student, parent and staff voices sharing what they love about our school. On this Giving Tuesday Now, please consider supporting AHS with a donation that fits your budget so that we can continue to positively transform lives.

Animas High School provides a unique school choice in our region, offering rigorous college and career preparation through project-based learning in a small school environment where students are challenged, supported and well-known. Since our founding in 2009, Animas High School has graduated 7 classes, with 100% acceptance into college. With approximately 200 students in grades 9 through 12 and an extremely talented crew of award-winning teachers, we have a state and local reputation as an innovative small school where students thrive.

As a charter school, Animas High School receives about 20% less funding than other public schools.To close that funding gap, we must raise $150,000 each year to cover the costs of our innovative, project-based programs. This spring, like many nonprofits, we found our fundraising plan derailed by the global pandemic and we are currently $17,000 short of our annual fundraising goal .

With projected education funding cuts on the horizon for next year , we are working hard now to create a 2020-21 budget that maintains the same level of excellence for our students moving forward.

How can you help support AHS this #GivingTuesdayNow?

  • Purchase a "Congratulation AHS Class of 2020!" yard sign for $15 and show your support for our school and our seniors by putting it in front of your home--email Libby to reserve yours while supplies last

  • If you haven't yet, complete registration for 2020-21 so we have accurate enrollment numbers for budgeting and staffing decisions--email Dusty if you need the registration email resent to you

  • Spread the word about AHS by sharing your personal story as a parent, student or supporter via social media or in-person conversations. Much of our funding comes from per pupil funding, so we strive for full enrollment. Enrollment for fall 2020 is open now, with spots available in next year's 9th, 10th and 11th grades.

  • Start a monthly donation to support AHS year round--email Christine to set it up

  • Donate part of your economic stimulus check to help support innovative education or make a donation that best fits your budget--every donation, no matter the amount, helps us get closer to closing our funding gap!


Donate Online or send a check payable to "Animas High School"
to PO Box 3496, Durango CO 81302