Why I chose Animas: I chose to go to Animas because my style of learning really fits the project based learning. I have always been more of a visual learner and what better way to express it than with projects. I think Animas differs from DHS with education because DHS is all about test scores and Animas is more project based and gives the opportunity to take classes that you like and not focus in on test scores as much. I like the cultural environment here because it's smaller, easy to navigate, and make friends. Also, I like that most people here are serious about school, want to get into college, and take responsibility for their learning. I am pushed academically with the projects. The reason for that is because the projects have to reflect what you have learned and sometimes that is a bit of a challenge. Also, public speaking pushes me to learn with pol''s because I know I have to understand all my concepts going into it and that pushes me to learn. One more thing is taking ownership with work pushes me to do work and another way of saying that is taking advocacy. I think teacher- student relationships are very good at this school. One reason for that is because teachers have office hours and that can really help you to succeed. Also, the relationships are different from my previous schools because in my middle schools the teachers weren't really supportive and kind of left it all to me to figure out. On the other hand animas teachers are supportive and will help you through all your assingments. These are all the reasons for why I chose animas and hope other people will to.