I have always wondered how a project based school would be like and how it would be different from high schools like Durango highschool and how they are textbook based schools. Hi my name is Colin Papenhagen and I am a freshman student at Animas High school. I have heard before I joined this school that all project based schools are very different but is a very great learning style. I shadowed Durango High School and didn't really like how big it was. Although I didn't think I could handle such a big school I just didn't think it was the right school for me. I wanted to go to Animas High but my parents both were not up for the idea for Animas High School because they thought that all students that came out of here didn't come out successful or just not "smart" enough for the big world. That was until they both went to the open house for all to come and see how this school works. My parents were both shocked of the amount of professionalism the students that were there giving to us. After that knight they were wanting to give me a choose of any high school and I could choose which one. They were encouraging me to go to Animas and how they think that a project based school could be a cool experience for me. With the time that I have spent already here at this school, I am very happy with my choose of schooling and cant wait to see whats coming for me.