College Acceptance

Our Unique and Successful Approach to College Admissions

Youth Initiative High School does not use a system of grade point averages or class ranks.  All classes are evaluated on a pass or fail basis and include an extensive, in-depth narrative evaluation of the class and the student’s performance.  Throughout the high school career of every student these narrative evaluations are compiled and become, upon graduation, the student’s transcript.Instead of a piece of paper with a GPA and class rank, colleges receive a three-ring binder full of every narrative evaluation the student has ever received, reading like a memoir of the student’s growth and achievements.  In a college admissions climate where students want to separate themselves from the crowd, YIHS students are immediately recognized as individuals. This way of doing things not only respects the individuality of every student but it has proven to be successful.  Youth Initiative students are accepted to a broad range of colleges.​

Our Students at College

The following is a list of some of the colleges that have accepted YIHS graduates.  

Highly Selective Schools
Yale University

Deep Springs College

University of Chicago

University of California, Los Angeles

Brown University

Tulane University

Independent and Niche 
Naropa University

Cornell College

Earlham College

Shimer College

American College of Eurythmy

Prescott College

Antioch College

Audubon Expedition Institute

Pitzer College

College of the Atlantic

Fairhaven College

Berea College

Watson College

Marlboro College

Art and Design Schools
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

American Academy of Art

Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago

AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts

Clown Conservatory

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

American Eurythmy School

Eurythmy Spring Valley School of Eurythmy

Large Universities
University of Wisconsin – Madison, Stout, Milwaukee

University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, Duluth, Eau Claire, Oshkosh

University of Iowa

Florida State University

Marquette University

University of Colorado – Boulder

Boston University

Clark University

Hawai’i Pacific University

Iowa State

Lesley University

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Saint Louis University

University of Denver

Small Public Schools

University of Minnesota – Morris

University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, Richland Center, Superior, Stevens Point

Winona State University

Colorado Mountain College

Evergreen State College

Peninsula College

Point Park University

Southern Oregon University

Small Private Schools

Augsburg University

Viterbo University

Hamline University

Lake Forest College

Lawrence University

St. John’s University/College of St. Benedict

Kalamazoo College

St. Olaf College

Bard College

Carthage College

Edgewood College

College of the Atlantic

Columbia College

Elon University

Green Mountain College

Grinell College

Luther College

Hampshire College

Hendrix College

Baldwin Wallace University

Hillsdale College

Knox College

Rhodes College

Molloy College

Millikin University

Northland College

Prescott College

Ripon College

Roanoke College

University of Puget Sound

Warren Wilson College

Wartburg College

Webster University

Whitman College

Technical Colleges

Florida Institute of Technology

Madison Area Technical College

Western Technical College

Fox Valley Technical College

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Schools Abroad

American University in Cairo

American University in Bulgaria

European College of Liberal Arts, Germany

St. Louis University, Madrid

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana; Colombia

Trinity College, University of Dublin

St. Andrew’s University, Scotland

Eurythmeum, Germany

Bard College, Berlin

Anglo American University, Czech Republic

St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia

Quest University, Canada

Staatliche Zeichenakademie Hanau, Germany

Tel Aviv Univeristy, Israel

University of Essex, England

Utrecht University, the Netherlands

West Midlands Eurythmy School, England