User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 10 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 74

Thread: Going into public high school this fall

  1. #1
    apple rings.. what more can i say? FlytrapGurl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    T-ville, Florida
    Posts
    2,619
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well, as most of you know, I've been home schooled since.. well, ever.. on the DVD program where they send you DVDs of the classes along with textbooks, tests, quizzes, etc. Anyhoo, I'm going into public high school this fall when I go into 9th grade, mostly because home school is really starting to bore me. This is more complicated than it appears. We had to talk to someone about whether we should do the achievement test all the homeschoolers take (it's like the FCAT) at the end of this school year along with the test I need to take to get into public school or if I should just take the latter. We're still not sure if I'm gonna take the acheivement test or not, but last week we went to the local middle school and talked to a counselor about the tests I was gonna have to take there before I could get into high school this fall and she gave us a couple booklets listing the courses and electives for all four years. I spent about three hours looking over that that day. Anyhoo, earlier today we went back down there and I took the math, reading and IQ tests I have to take to see "where I am" at this point, and the results haven't come back yet, but what we know so far is we got the tests done at record time, I have a few holes in my math skills (knew that), and I'm above average on language and reading skills. After that, me and the counselor looked over all the courses and electives available for 9th grade and I got all 8 credits listed, so now I know exactly what's gonna go down next school year. I'm taking the basic 9th grade courses and several electives... Applied Mathematics 1 & 2, English 1, Integrated Science 1, Personal Fitness and Health/Life Management Skills, Weight Training, Pottery (had to take something in Performing Arts, so I picked the easiest), Computer Tech... I think that's it. Anyhoo, I may or may not do dual enrollment (where you can take two years of college classes while in high school).. I need to find out how much extra work that is, because, call me lazy or unacademic (because I know I'm both), but if I have to devote my life to twice as much work, I'm not dual enrolling. I also need to figure out whether or not I'm going to college eventually, because I need to go to a police academy at some point or another, and I still haven't figured out whether I'll go straight to that or go through college first. It really depends, I don't know yet. Anyway, if I do go to college, it will be University of Florida, and to do that, I'd have to move to Gainesville, which isn't even in the same county, which is gonna suck, because I really resent the idea of moving to an area I've never even been and not knowing it at all, plus moving away from my mom and the few friends I do have. I'm sorry, but that's just an issue with me. Anyhoo, so that's what's going down in my life.
    Liquid Plummer
    Warning: Do not reuse the bottle to store beverages.

  2. #2
    Capslock's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    Posts
    3,088
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ooooh, that's all good. It's just ninth grade, so don't worry about going off to college yet. By the time it rolls around, you'll want to get out and go somewhere new, believe me. In any case, plan on going to college, it just keeps your options wide open. I changed my mind a thousand times from ninth grade on about what I wanted to do. It also sounds like you'll breeze through the high school courses, so just focus on maintaining a sane pace and having fun!

    Capslock
    Malo Periculosam Libertatem Quam Quietum Servitium

    My photos are copyright-free and public domain

  3. #3
    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    18,768
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Academically, you'll run circles arouind them. It's the social part that can be trciky. Usually a new kid in a school is potentially "dead meat", as the others tend to test this new kid out. The bathrooms could be deadly. So when you go there, PLEASE, don't kill any of them! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

  4. #4
    Jeremiah Harris's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Colorado Springs
    Posts
    1,239
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hello

    I have been home schooled my whole life, I'm in 11th grade now. I'm pretty involved with a local 5A high school, my Uncle teaches there so I have gotten to know quite a few of the kids and teachers that go there.

    My brother who is in 9th grade and a outstanding basketball player is one of the most popular kid in the whole school and he does not even go there. He is taking a Junior who people call the prettiest girl in school out to prom this weekend. So I really think it is a misconception the home schooled kids are not sociable. I know there are some home schooled kids that aren't congenial but there are plenty public schooled kids who are not very amiable either lol.

    thanks
    -Jeremiah-

  5. #5
    apple rings.. what more can i say? FlytrapGurl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    T-ville, Florida
    Posts
    2,619
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well, I don't worry about the social situation much. I already know peer pressure will never be an issue with me, because it's just who I am not to be a moldable influence sponge to society.

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]The bathrooms could be deadly. So when you go there, PLEASE, don't kill any of them!
    Depends on my mood that day.

    Caps, I know, but I'm thinking about it now because some of the electives I have to choose from in the later highschool years have to do with pre-training for a career, so I need to figure this stuff out RIGHT NOW or I'll be pressured to figure it out today, and then the next day, and then the rest of the week.. it'll just keep weighing on my mind as something that needs to be done and something that I dread having to do, but something that I need to do, and I'll just keep putting it in the back of my mind, trying to ignore it, but it'll just keep resurfacing, and pricking at my conscious all hours of the day, and then at the end of the week you find me dead in the bathroom with blood coming out of my ears.

    Anyway.

    When I make a decision, I'm pretty sure to it, so.. I know being a cop is what I want. That revalation surfaced.. I don't know, some time in the last year. Since I was little I wanted to be a vet, just like every other little kid, but the only reason I held onto it until recently was because my grandparents didn't think I COULD (for some reason, I have no idea.. they should know I can handle it easily, but they choose to ignore what I say and assume they know me better than I do), since I'm one of those people who strives on the doubt and dislike of others, and I just pined to prove them wrong and become a vet. Eventually that idea went stale and I changed my mind, but only because I got bored with the idea. I had actually started getting bored with the vet idea way before that, but that's the first time I actually knew for myself that I wasn't going to do it. Now I know what I'm going to do and I know it's what I'm going to do. EDIT: Was that last sentence as redundant as it looks?
    Liquid Plummer
    Warning: Do not reuse the bottle to store beverages.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    United Kingdom (Bristol, England) I am orriginnally from Mostar, Bosnia(one of the countries of former yugoslavia)
    Posts
    2,160
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey Tanya,
    So are you looking forward to proper school? a big difference to homeschooling I bet! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
    Carnivorous plants growlist:http://www.**********.com/cgi-bin....t=17597
    Onda je sultan pao mrtav do kostura

  7. #7
    apple rings.. what more can i say? FlytrapGurl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    T-ville, Florida
    Posts
    2,619
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Proper school?? It's the same exact thing, except it has a social structure. And no, I'm not looking forward to it.. it doesn't come across that way, does it?
    Liquid Plummer
    Warning: Do not reuse the bottle to store beverages.

  8. #8
    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    18,768
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (FlytrapGurl @ April 20 2005,4:34)]Depends on my mood that day.
    Hmmm... why am I only mildly comforted? *be afraid... be very afraid* [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

Page 1 of 10 12345 ... LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •