"Inclusion is not bringing people into what already exists; it is making a new space, a better space for everyone." -- George Dei
Welcome to the Animas High School Inclusion Department website, formally known as Exceptional Student Services (ESS). We hope that this term better reflects our shared philosophy that students have better outcomes when they are included in the community with their peers. Research shows that there is added benefit to the community when we are exposed to the different strengths and challenges of others. Different perspectives push thinking further and enrich the community. As a department, we work with teachers and students to be full members of the general education classroom whenever possible. Through this philosophy, we consider what students need in the immediate-and long-term.