I choose Animas High School because of the environment. I thrive in smaller schools because I love knowing everybody I can and the individual attention that I can get. Because of Animas I'm a lot more happy because the school is more socially accepting. I feel more secure and safe because I know everybody and I trust them. I feel this makes a more successful high school, that will push to succeed. Animas also pushes my public speaking skills. I'm a very soft spoken person and in Animas I have been pushed by having to present my project and even running for the school's student council. AHS really focusing on advocating for our selfs and I feel this is a life skill I need to work on. I am a dancer at Dance in The Rockies. I dance ballet almost everyday of week. I have trained at State Street Ballet of Santa Barbra and under the direction of Caroline Richardson, Mia Micheles and Jessica Starr to name a few. Animas really lets me meet my needs here and at my dance studio, as they both take a lot of time and energy. As a student I feel that I can be myself without feeling judged and ridiculed. I highly appreciate the , and fun environment that is given at my high school. The teachers are fun to be around and I have great relationships with them. They are all pleasant to be around and I feel that I can learn from them because I know they care deeply about our education.