Through out elementary and middle School I have always gone to public schools aka not a hands on learning environment but more of a place with tons of work that felt pointless. So now going to a school that prioritizes meaningful work my effort in school increased and I feel like im actually creating something I care about. And one of the best parts about creating hands on work is that I actually learn from the work im creating and the subject were studying versus just filling out worksheets which I don’t learn from. I also had never got to make good connections with my teachers this really had a negative affect on my learning and made school a really toxic place to go to, because I was never able to communicate with my teachers for help academically or mentally. Another reason I came to animas is because of the way I am pushed to be the best me. My teachers and peers are kind and helpful helping me have a steady base and they also help me crtique and grow which pushes me to create beautiful work in all of my different classes. Teachers are also really good at helping us explore what we are interested in for example depending on what we’re re studying we can customize projects into what we cae about. Witch has helped me try harder in school and learn more about what I actually will use in the future.
And lastly the environment at animas is so so different compared to some of the other schools I went to. Its a really fun exiting place to go where I know im going to be heard. In the past all of the schools I have gone to are very toxic and not accepting theres always been so much bullying and teachers and students often praise on the failures of the ones around them. But now going to animas I notice teachers and peers are very supportive of each other .