Why I chose Animas High School: The modern day education system is brimming with flaws. Despite our growing society, schools have remained stagnant; We have taught using the same, lecture-style methods since the early 18th century. A technologically advanced society, such as the United States, should have progressed past this by now. With the internet, we have infinite information at our fingertips, accessible at any moment with the 2.5’’ by 5’’ box we carry around in our pockets. In the 18th century, we didn’t have this resource, so memorization was critical. However, now, with the technology we have today, there is no purpose in memorizing information, only to repeat the information back onto a test. Sophomore year, I decided to transfer to Animas High School to best prepare myself for the future, and to experience what the education system should truly look like. Animas focuses on improving the entire person; developing real-world skills, problem solving in groups, and thinking bigger picture. At the point we are today, colleges should understand that a person is so much more than a GPA, and Animas embodies this. The judgement free nature at Animas promotes an environment to grow and learn from one’s mistakes. People naturally are drawn to whatever falls into their comfort zone, and Animas challenges people to step outside of their comfort zone, making me a better, more well-rounded people.