Posted by: Stefan Anderson | February 9, 2015

Welcome CS 10

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On Friday January 30, 2015 Conserve School welcomed the 60 new students of Conserve School Semester 10 (CS 10). These adventurous juniors and sophomores have elected to spend one semester of their high school career living and learning in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. While at Conserve School the students will take courses that use environmental stewardship and outdoor activities as integrating concepts as well as partake in a variety of adventures including solo camping, canoeing, hiking, biking and a week-long exploration trip. While at Conserve they will learn how attending a semester school can make a world of difference.

CS 10 by the Numbers

This diverse group of students traveled to Conserve School from 20 states and the District of Columbia. Conserve School’s home state of Wisconsin was most represented with 21 students coming from there. California, Illinios, Indiana, and Minnesota each tied for second with 4 students each. 45 students came from public schools, 6 from private schools, and 9 students came from home schools. Of the 60 students 12 are sophomores and 48 are juniors. Among the student body their are 26 young men and 34 young women. The students are equally split between those who identified themselves as coming from rural, suburban and urban settings. 15% of the students identified themselves as non-Caucasian. When asked how they learned about Conserve School 42 students answered that they learned from a Conserve School alum. 6 of the students were following in the footsteps of siblings who had previously attended Conserve School.

CS 10 Hometowns

Upon arriving students and their families visited orientation stations where they did a number of things including confirming their academic schedules, having their pictures taken, checking in at the health center, and moving into their rooms. By 5 o’clock the families had left and the process of getting to know each other began in earnest. After dinner, students and staff gathered to review Conserve School’s core values and discuss what it means to live as a group in community. The evening was completed with a moving candlelight ceremony at a point on campus we call five corners.

Over the past few days I have enjoyed meeting these talented young adults and I look forward to getting to know them better throughout the coming semester. I hope you enjoy these photos from move-in day.


~Stefan Anderson
Head of School

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