March 6, 2023

Welcome to Animas High School!  

We are pleased to share that we are currently holding a 9th grade spot for your student for fall 2023 enrollment.

As an Osprey, your student will be engaged, supported and challenged by outstanding teachers who use an innovative, project-based curriculum in a school community where every individual is well-known and authentically valued for who they are.

Take your first step in joining our community by attending the Welcome to the Nest event this Wednesday, March 8 at 5:00pm! The gathering will include a chance to meet our entire faculty alongside other newly admitted students and families. In addition, you'll learn more from current students about extracurricular opportunities, receive registration support and have the opportunity to get any lingering questions answered. Please sign up here to bring a light snack or appetizer. If you haven't yet visited our beautiful new campus, we are located at 22 Osprey Way, across from the Bader Snyder dorms on the Fort Lewis College campus (see FLC map here).



If we do not receive your registration by this date, we will release your seat to the family at the top of our waitlist and move you to the bottom of the list. Please begin the process early to build in time for us to approve your Infinite Campus registration. If you know that your student will NOT be attending AHS next fall for any reason, please email as soon as possible so we can release your spot to the next family. Por asistencia en Español, llame a Maureen al número 247-2474 extensión 2271.

STEP 1: AHS Online Registration for New Students

Complete AHS Online Registration here

STEP 2: AHS Infinite Campus (IC) Online Registration for New Families

Initiate IC Online Registration here

You must create a new Animas High School IC parent account even if you have a IC parent account with a different school. We use IC to share information about grades, attendance, fees and more. To begin, click this link and enter basic information including your email address. When you submit, you'll receive an email containing a link to the full IC registration; click through and complete the full IC registration. Once our registrar, Maureen Truax, has approved your IC registration, you will receive another email that asks you to create your IC username and password. In most cases, this will take place within 24 hours.

If your family has another student already enrolled at AHS you will NOT need to create a new Infinite Campus parent account; login to your Infinite Campus parent account and click “More” in the lower left corner, then click through to “Online Registration” and select the “add student” button. Questions? Reach out to Maureen at [email protected]

STEP 3: Nonrefundable $100 Annual Technology Fee

Pay through Infinite Campus

Login to your IC parent account using the username and password you created in Step 2. Go to "Fees" and add $100 "Technology Fee" to your cart. Make your payment with credit/debit card.

Please note we waive this fee and others for families who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch. Email [email protected] with your verification of Free/Reduced Lunch eligibility from current school, TANIF letter, Medicaid card or SNAP number.

STEP 4: Request for Student Records from Prior School

Complete Request for Student Records here

STEP 5: Copy of Birth Certificate

Submit by email, fax, mail or in-person drop off


  • If your student has a Student Learning Plan, submit IEP, 504, ALP
  • If your legal guardianship is court-ordered, submit custody order

See AHS Medication and Administration Policy to clarify which medications students can self-carry, which medications school staff must administer and how individual Care Plans work.

  • If your student will need to carry medication on campus, complete Medication Self Carry Form here
  • if your student will need AHS staff to administer medication, complete Authorization to Administer Medication at School Form here
  • If your student has asthma, complete Asthma Care Plan here
  • If your student has allergies, complete Allergy & Anaphylaxis Care Plan here
  • If your student has seizures, complete Seizure Emergency Care Plan here


  • Email [email protected] (scan and/or send photo of documents)
  • Fax to (970) 247-2483
  • Mail to AHS, PO Box 3496, Durango CO, 81302
  • Drop off in person at AHS, 22 Osprey Way during regular school hours, Monday through Friday 8am-4pm

We will email your family in May to share the 2023/24 AHS Course Catalog along with instructions about how to select elective classes. You can view the 2022/23 Course Catalog to see AHS graduation requirements and get a sense of electives that may be offered next year.

If you haven’t signed up to receive our weekly newsletter, News from the Nest, please do so here. It’s a great way to learn more and keep abreast of AHS happenings. We encourage you to attend Exhibitions of Learning and other events as incoming families. Please plan to join us for All School Exhibition on May 11 from 4-7pm!

Finally, do not hesitate to reach out as questions arise. We are all here to help, and we’re excited to work with your family. Thank you for your attention to these details and welcome to the Nest!


Libby Cowles. Ed.M. :: Dean of Enrollment and Community Outreach

She/Her/Hers ::  Tel: (970) 247-2474 | x2273

[email protected] |

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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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