Animas High School is creating a community of life-long learners. As a college preparatory school, students are supported in setting long-term scholastic and professional goals. In their junior year, students are paired for three weeks with professionals who provide real world experience in their fields. Students complete academically rigorous projects at their internship sites, culminating in a LINK Exhibition.Through an internship, students will learn how to thrive in a professional setting, refine college and career goals, and connect their coursework to their experiences in the working world.
Part I: Our Mission and Core Values
Animas High School prepares students for post-secondary success by creating critical thinkers and engaged, service-orientated citizens able to meet the challenges of the 21st century. This is accomplished through:
AHS fosters the fundamental attributes of compassion, respect, integrity and resilience. Students are held to high standards of personal responsibility, as demonstrated by their attitudes, behaviors, and scholarship. Ultimately, students will become effective citizens, contributing competently and energetically to the world around them. At AHS we believe that every student should have the opportunity to attend college. The primary goal of the AHS College Advising Department is to ensure that all students graduate AHS prepared for success at the college or university of their choice. We are pleased to announce that our first graduating class has been accepted to the following institutions:
American Musical and Dramatic Academy, American University, Amherst College, Arizona State University, Ashworth College, Augustana College, Baylor University, Beloit College, Brown University, Carnegie-Mellon University, Chapman University, Claremont-McKenna College, Colorado College, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, Cornell College, Cottery College, Embry-Riddle University, Emerson College, Evergreen College, Finlandia University, Fort Lewis College, Franklin College, Gonzaga University, Gustavus College, Harvey Mudd College, Humboldt State University, Ithaca College, Kenyon College, Lehigh University, Lewis and Clark College, Marian College, Metropolitan State, Middlebury College, Montana State University, Mt. Holyoke College, Northern Arizona University, Occidental College, Prescott College, San Bernardino Valley College, San Juan College, Sierra Nevada College, Skidmore College, St. Michael’s College, Stanford University, Tulane University, Univ. of Calif.-Berkley, Univ. of Calif.-Santa Barbara, Univ. of Calif.-San Diego
Univ. of Colorado-Boulder, Univ. of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Univ. of Denver, University of Montana, University of Oregon, University of Portland, University of Puget Sound, University of Richmond, University of Tulsa, Western Washington University, Whitman College
Part II: ICAP Overview
At Animas High School, we continue to refine a meaningful and integrated college preparatory and ICAP curriculum. To ensure that AHS students are both prepared for college success and for meeting the challenges of the 21st century, we have implemented the following components of our ICAP plan including for the 2012- 2013 school year:
Students and families are provided with access to Family Connection, a web-portal designed to guide the path toward career and college readiness. Using the tools provided, students can map their own path starting with assessments to learn more about themselves, progressing to goal setting and career exploration and then setting a plan to achieve their goals.
The following evidence supports LINK internships as a meaningful avenue for gaining professional work skills, for applying learning to the real world, and for career and college exploration.
Please visit the AHS LINK webpage at http://www.ahslinkinternship.blogspot.com to learn more about its successes for career and college exploration and to read individual student LINK Digital Portfolios.
Part III: AHS College Curriculum & ICAP Implementation 2013-2014
9th GRADE “Gearing Up”
Freshmen will understand:
Freshmen will develop:
Freshmen will explore:
9th Grade College Planning Timeline
10th GRADE “Basecamp”
Sophomores will understand:
Sophomores will develop:
Sophomores will explore:
10th Grade College Planning Timeline
11th GRADE “Into the Wild”
Juniors will understand:
Juniors will develop:
Juniors will explore:
11th Grade College Planning Timeline:
12th GRADE “Reaching the Summit”
Seniors will understand:
Seniors will develop:
Seniors will complete:
12th Grade College Planning Timeline