The reason that I chose Animas High School is because I like the style of teaching. I like that you and your teachers get to develop a friendship and you feel fine going and talking to them about problems. I went to Mountain Middle School for the last two years and although they don’t really have their stuff together academically I really liked being able to bond with the teachers and that made me want to come here. I think that this teacher student bond is more important than just having a safe learning environment I think that by having trust in the teacher and the teacher having trust in you then you get to have more freedom and you have more privileges like getting to chew gum and listen to music. Another big reason that came to this school is because I am a hands on learner and being this school is project based I thought it would be a good fit. It is hard for me to sit still for a long time and just listen or write and all my previous public school experience’s have consisted of a lot of textbooks and that didn’t work for me.