Of the site, Gisele Pansze, Board of Directors, said, “This space is ideally suited for Animas High School. There are windows along the entire front and back sides of the building, allowing natural light to enter. The interior, which is two stories, can be easily modified to be compatible with the school’s teaching methods and curriculum. We’ll be able to design teacher office space that is adjacent to large classrooms, facilitating collaboration on interdisciplinary projects. We’ll have seminar rooms for smaller discussion classes, and a spacious commons area for daily all-school gatherings. And the school’s proximity to open spaces will allow the teachers to easily incorporate studies of the natural world – like the biodiversity of the Animas River – into their classes. It’s a space that will enhance student’s learning.”
The charter school will use state of the art technology as it implements its "21st century" curriculum through academic rigor and a practical-application methodology. The school is modeled after the High Tech High in San Diego.