The truth is that students don’t need to be prepared for conventional education. Transitioning from conducting the course of their own days, managing mentoring responsibilities, caring for the environment and keeping up with class assignments to essentially following direction is not difficult for our students. They have high expectations for themselves; they value education and learning. With the emphasis placed on the three Rs: respect, responsibility and resourcefulness, our students are prepared to figure out how to make things work, whether this means learning in a new school environment, dealing with difficult people, advocating for themselves, taking initiative, or following a leader, our students have already had hours and hours of experience in all these areas. Read more about how students transition from Countryside to their subsequent schools.