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Unique Colleges
L e s s a S c h e r r e r
Yo u r C o l l e g e Yo u r Wa y
For Unconventional
Students
The Work
Colleges
Pa y f o r c o l l e g e w i t h s w e a t e q u i t y
1
-Dennis Jacobs
Pro ject Directo r, Wo rk
Co lleges Co ns o rtium
Work is not just career
development, not just
educational...
Deep Springs
College
Learn on a working cattle ranch
in Dyer, NV
-Deep Springs Student
quoted in Cool Colleges by
Donald Asher
You’re not going to
show a picture of a
guy on a horse, are
...
www.DeepSprings.edu
• A p p l i c a t i o n
d e a d l i n e N o v. 7
• 2 r o u n d s o f
a p p l i c a t i o n s
• I n t e r v i e w a n d
v i...
Other Work
Colleges
*Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes, KY
*Berea College, Berea, KY
Blackburn College, Carlinville, IL
*C...
Go Grade
Free
G PA ? W h a t G PA ?
2
Reed College
Portland, OR
So much glorious weirdness,
so little time
Students burn drafts of their thesis during thesis parade
Reed College/Leah Nash
My high school guidance counselor told me about Reed and it became
the light at the end of my tunnel. The first time I vis...
-Auden Lincoln-Vogel
Reed Cla s s o f 2013
…There were times
when I actively
felt the way I
think changing.
“
Evergreen State
College
OMNIA EXTARES!
(Let it all hang out)
-Celi Tamayo-Lee
E vergreen Cla s s o f ‘14
People come here
wanting to figure
out ways they can
be most useful in
society...
Take One
Class at a
Time
I n t e n s e f o c u s , g r e a t r e s u l t s
3
Colorado College,
Colorado Springs
Block plan, with lots of travel
The Film Studies department’s block-in-Hollywood students
enjoy their moment in the spotlight.
Photo credit: Colorado Coll...
Instead of jumping on
the MOOC bandwagon,
we aim to be SSIP
(Selective, Small,
Immersive and
Personal…. Yes, we
just made ...
Cornell College,
Cornell, IA
Not Cornell University
-Loren Pope
Colleges That Change
Lives
It produces much
more than its share
of writers, scholars
and executives.
“
Cornell Rams
fans celebrate
the men’s
basketball
team’s first
home basket of
the year
against rival
Coe College by
filling...
Other colleges
that follow a
block plan
 Tusculum
College,
Greeneville, TN
 Prescott College*,
Prescott, AZ
v
b
Study the
Great Books
S t u d y l i k e i t s 1 1 9 9 , A . D.
4
St. John’s College
Annapolis/Santa Fe
From ancient Greek to
modern French
Days Hours Fresh Soph Jr Sr
3 1 Lang Lang Lang Lang
2 3 Lab Lab Lab
3 1.5 Math Math Math Math
1 6 Music Music
2 2 Sem Sem ...
-Janet
St. J o hn’s ‘18
We read The Bible
like it’s any other
book, and we read
every other book like
it’s The Bible.
“
Other schools
who teach the
Great Books
Shimer, Thomas Aquinas and Sir
Thomas More Colleges
 Reed College and University...
Support for
Learning
Differences
H e l p t o g e t t h r o u g h
5
University of
Denver
Learning Effectiveness Program
Landmark College
Putney, VT
Pioneering college-level programs
for dyslexia, ADHD and autism
-McKenzie
La ndma rk Co llege
s tudent
It was a total
relief to find
someplace so
accepting.
“
“Albert Einstein had a learning disability and
he did great things because he looked at
things differently. Landmark helps...
Other schools with special learning
programs include:
University of Arizona - SALT
Beacon College-dedicated to LDs
Curry C...
Early
College
Programs
W h a t ’s t h i s s e c t i o n a b o u t ?
6
Bard College at
Simon’s Rock
The First Early College
Program
Mary Baldwin
College
Program for the
Exceptionally Gifted
Thank you!
Contact me to
learn more!
YourCollegeYourWay.com
LessaScherrer@yahoo.com
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College can be much more than four years and football. Come hear about some of the funkiest colleges in the United States: schools where you run a ranch or a nuclear reactor, study the great books, don't receive grades, take one class at a time, start in 9th grade or attend for free?

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Unique colleges for Unconventional Students

  1. 1. Unique Colleges L e s s a S c h e r r e r Yo u r C o l l e g e Yo u r Wa y For Unconventional Students
  2. 2. The Work Colleges Pa y f o r c o l l e g e w i t h s w e a t e q u i t y 1
  3. 3. -Dennis Jacobs Pro ject Directo r, Wo rk Co lleges Co ns o rtium Work is not just career development, not just educational, not just an opportunity to provide service, but it is all of these things. “
  4. 4. Deep Springs College Learn on a working cattle ranch in Dyer, NV
  5. 5. -Deep Springs Student quoted in Cool Colleges by Donald Asher You’re not going to show a picture of a guy on a horse, are you? “
  6. 6. www.DeepSprings.edu
  7. 7. • A p p l i c a t i o n d e a d l i n e N o v. 7 • 2 r o u n d s o f a p p l i c a t i o n s • I n t e r v i e w a n d v i s i t t o c a m p u s • S AT 6 7 0 - 8 0 0 , A C T 3 0 - 3 6
  8. 8. Other Work Colleges *Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes, KY *Berea College, Berea, KY Blackburn College, Carlinville, IL *College of the Ozarks, Pt. Lookout, MO Goddard College, Plainfield, VT Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC
  9. 9. Go Grade Free G PA ? W h a t G PA ? 2
  10. 10. Reed College Portland, OR So much glorious weirdness, so little time
  11. 11. Students burn drafts of their thesis during thesis parade Reed College/Leah Nash
  12. 12. My high school guidance counselor told me about Reed and it became the light at the end of my tunnel. The first time I visited Reed with my parents, we drove into Eliot Circle, the cherry trees were in bloom, and I started sobbing. My mother said, “Is everything okay?” and I said, “It’s perfect. It’s beautiful here. It’s everything I thought college should look like. ~Adrien Schless-Meier ‘12
  13. 13. -Auden Lincoln-Vogel Reed Cla s s o f 2013 …There were times when I actively felt the way I think changing. “
  14. 14. Evergreen State College OMNIA EXTARES! (Let it all hang out)
  15. 15. -Celi Tamayo-Lee E vergreen Cla s s o f ‘14 People come here wanting to figure out ways they can be most useful in society. “
  16. 16. Take One Class at a Time I n t e n s e f o c u s , g r e a t r e s u l t s 3
  17. 17. Colorado College, Colorado Springs Block plan, with lots of travel
  18. 18. The Film Studies department’s block-in-Hollywood students enjoy their moment in the spotlight. Photo credit: Colorado College
  19. 19. Instead of jumping on the MOOC bandwagon, we aim to be SSIP (Selective, Small, Immersive and Personal…. Yes, we just made that up). “
  20. 20. Cornell College, Cornell, IA Not Cornell University
  21. 21. -Loren Pope Colleges That Change Lives It produces much more than its share of writers, scholars and executives. “
  22. 22. Cornell Rams fans celebrate the men’s basketball team’s first home basket of the year against rival Coe College by filling the court with toilet paper streamers. Photo courtesy CornellCollege.com
  23. 23. Other colleges that follow a block plan  Tusculum College, Greeneville, TN  Prescott College*, Prescott, AZ v b
  24. 24. Study the Great Books S t u d y l i k e i t s 1 1 9 9 , A . D. 4
  25. 25. St. John’s College Annapolis/Santa Fe From ancient Greek to modern French
  26. 26. Days Hours Fresh Soph Jr Sr 3 1 Lang Lang Lang Lang 2 3 Lab Lab Lab 3 1.5 Math Math Math Math 1 6 Music Music 2 2 Sem Sem Sem Sem
  27. 27. -Janet St. J o hn’s ‘18 We read The Bible like it’s any other book, and we read every other book like it’s The Bible. “
  28. 28. Other schools who teach the Great Books Shimer, Thomas Aquinas and Sir Thomas More Colleges  Reed College and University of Chicago v b
  29. 29. Support for Learning Differences H e l p t o g e t t h r o u g h 5
  30. 30. University of Denver Learning Effectiveness Program
  31. 31. Landmark College Putney, VT Pioneering college-level programs for dyslexia, ADHD and autism
  32. 32. -McKenzie La ndma rk Co llege s tudent It was a total relief to find someplace so accepting. “
  33. 33. “Albert Einstein had a learning disability and he did great things because he looked at things differently. Landmark helps us to realize our potential and our strengths.” ~ Tino, Landmark College student
  34. 34. Other schools with special learning programs include: University of Arizona - SALT Beacon College-dedicated to LDs Curry College – PAL (2e) UC-Colorado Springs (flex hours) Augsberg College – CLASS (free!) Uconn – BOLD University of Iowa – REACH (career development for cognitive disabilities)
  35. 35. Early College Programs W h a t ’s t h i s s e c t i o n a b o u t ? 6
  36. 36. Bard College at Simon’s Rock The First Early College Program
  37. 37. Mary Baldwin College Program for the Exceptionally Gifted
  38. 38. Thank you! Contact me to learn more! YourCollegeYourWay.com LessaScherrer@yahoo.com

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