May 21, 2023

Dear New and Returning Ospreys and Families,


The time has come for students to choose which elective courses they would like to request for next year through the Infinite Campus Course Request Process.

Tomorrow during preparation for Transitional Presentations of Learning, all current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students who are planning to return next fall will receive in-person support to help navigate the step-by-step instructions outlined below.

New students and families can attend an Online Academic Advising Session tomorrow evening at 5:30 via to receive support from Erin Cummins-Roper. Returning students and families are also welcome to attend.


STEP 1: Use the 2023/24 AHS Course Catalog and 23/24 Elective Schedule to decide on electives

Consider how your elective choices support your career/college goals. Review the Guide to Course Selection and College Readiness to learn more about what colleges look for in their admissions processes in terms of course selection and rigor. Be sure you are on track to fulfill AHS graduation requirements, which include 24 academic credits distributed as follows:

  • 4 Language Art credits
  • 4 Social Studies credits
  • 4 Math credits
  • 3 Science credits
  • 1 World Language credit 
  • 1 Art credit
  • 7 Elective credits 

If you failed a class this fall or anticipate that you might fail a class this semester, plan to request an elective course that will help you make up that credit. For example, if you failed Math 9, you may want to take Consumer Math or Geometry unless you are planning to take an AHS Summer School class to make up the credit. 

Students wishing to move to the next level of language study are required to pass both semesters of their current class. If a student failed in the fall or is at risk of failing this semester, they should reach out to their language teacher to discuss options for credit recovery over the summer.


STEP 2: Use the Scheduling Template to make a plan for the full year

Required core classes happen during specific periods for each grade, leaving other periods for elective choices :

  • 9TH GRADE: core classes are periods 1-4; choose an elective and an alternate for each semester in periods 5, 6 and 7; note that one elective period will already be filled with Digital Art
  • 10TH GRADE: core classes are periods 3-6; choose an elective and an alternate for each semester in periods 1,2 and 7
  • 11TH GRADE: core classes are periods 2-5; choose an elective and an alternate for each semester in periods 1,6 and 7
  • 12TH GRADE: core classes are periods 2-5; choose at least 2 electives and alternates for each semester in periods 1,6 and/or 7. May choose up to 4 electives per semester as core classes will take up 3 periods only.

Choose a first choice elective and two alternates for each period not filled with a core class. Choose electives for fall and spring semesters. Choose a fall Osprey Block, plus alternates. Not everyone will get their first choice. Keep in mind that some electives are yearlong and some are only a semester long. Pay attention to prerequisites. An asterisk (*) indicates the course has a prerequisite which must be completed before enrolling or that the course is only available to upper grades.

STEP 3: Make course requests in Infinite Campus

Login to Infinite Campus. Current students will complete course requests through their student IC portal. New students must complete course requests through the IC parent portal as they won't receive student login information until August.

Having trouble logging in to IC? Contact

Go to More > Course Registration

Click 23-24 Animas High School

You will see that core classes are already entered.

Click Add Course to view all available electives.

You can search or scroll through courses.

Click on a course title to see prerequisites and course descriptions, which are also in the Course Catalogue. Courses that are 2 units are semester long and courses that are 4 units are yearlong.

Select a course that you'd like to request, which you wrote in your Schedule Template.

Click Request to add that class as your first choice.

Do this for all your first-choice courses.

Double check the 23/24 Elective Schedule to make sure you're not requesting more than one class per period.

Next, click Alternate to add the classes that are your back-up choices.

All requests are saved automatically.

Students can make edits to course requests in Infinite Campus at any time until June 15, when we will begin building student schedules. There is also an Add/Drop period for two weeks at the start of each semester that allows students to make changes. We will email in June once student schedules have been created and are visible in Infinite Campus.

Keep in mind that we are all here to help! Our Registrar, Maureen Truax is available to answer questions about Infinite Campus, how credits transfer to AHS from other high school programs and fulfilling AHS graduation requirements. You can reach her at

Our Dean of Career and College Counseling, Erin Cummins-Roper can field individual questions about concurrent enrollment opportunities or how course selection connects to college or career goals. Contact her at

Upcoming Events

Course Requests for New and Returning Students: Mon. 5/22 (due 6/15)

TPOL Prep (special schedule): Mon. 5/22 and Tues. 5/23

Online Academic Advising Session for New Students and Families: Mon. 5/22, 5:30pm (attend via

Transitional Presentations of Learning: Wed. 5/24 through Tues. 5/30

Last Day of School: Tues. 5/30

Alumni Reunion: Sat. 6/10 Save the Date!

First Day of 23/24 School Year: Mon. 8/21

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AHS 2023/24 School Calendar
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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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