Conserve and College
While Conserve School recognizes that the junior year is an important time for preparing to apply for college, we also recognize that college preparation support is best approached individually by the students' families and sending schools in accordance, with a given student's particular needs or interests and/or the sending school college preparation program in mind. We therefore defer to families and sending schools and only provide limited assistance in the college application process. That being said, we do provide an academically challenging college-preparatory curriculum in an intentional learning community environment that is conducive to students practicing and acquiring critical skills they will need to be successful in college: time management, self care, leadership and teamwork, problem solving, resourcefulness, increased social and cultural literacy, and greater self-awareness. Some Wednesday afternoons are devoted to presentations regarding experiences, programs, and careers related to conservation. Admissions officers from colleges with missions similar to the Conserve School mission and vision are regular visitors to our campus.
While we offer all students the opportunity to take the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) during our fall semester, and we administer necessary AP exams on campus in the spring, we do not offer the ACT or SAT during either the fall or the spring semester. It's been our experience that sitting for these college entrance exams, and preparing for them, diverts student time and energy from the unique experiences offered during the Conserve School semester. As such, we encourage prospective students and their families to make plans to take these college entrance exams while at home. Visit the ACT or SAT websites for information about test dates and locations near your home.