I choose Animas because I really struggled with previous educational models like Expeditionary Learning. I do not do well looking at a board or a textbook and learning that way is very hard for me, and here at Animas I can learn at my own pace. Another reason I came to Animas is the environment. Everyone is so accepting and our differences are encouraged. I have always been a bit of an oddball but here I can be that oddball and here it is normal. The size of the school is perfect. I come from a very small elementary school. I do not like big places. I am a very social person but I do not like a lot of people.