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Parents of the HS Class of 2019

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This thread is destined for parents of potential 2019 high school grads.
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  • liska21liska21 651 replies10 threadsRegistered User Member
    @eandesmom Yes we were at the Seattle NACAC fair. I pretty much did the driving, though he was game. He just feels like he has no idea what kind of school he would like and no idea what kinds of options there are. So my goal was to help him get a better idea of what kinds of schools there are out there. He made a little bit of progress in that direction. I think the biggest take-away is that he definitely doesn't want a school where he has to apply to a major. He is likely to major in math, but doesn't want to get locked in from the start. What was a bummer is that the UC San Diego rep made it clear that it was hard to switch between STEM fields and very hard to switch into engineering. There's a silver lining there however which is that the UC schools are exceedingly expensive for OOS so it perhaps saves us that temptation I suppose. That he was attracted to Swarthmore and Reed is interesting since a friend's son goes to Haverford and I recall thinking 'Huh, that sounds like just the sort of place S19 would like.' Both his older siblings went to LACs, though H and I did not and we still find our kids choices slightly curious.

    @Corinthian We'll definitely be heading down to LA to tour the LACs there.
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  • 2girls2college2girls2college 9 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Thanks for starting this thread! My oldest DD is a 2019. I'm still trying to adjust to the fact that she's a teenager now.
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  • 2019hope2019hope 201 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Hello @2girls2college and @CCadmin_sorin! We are filling out our course requests for Freshman year...DD wants to take double electives...I'm not so sure about that!
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  • jeannemarjeannemar 360 replies27 threadsRegistered User Member
    Hi, I have a college freshman and an 8th grader - both boys. Younger son is waiting to find out if he got into the performing arts school that his brother attended (plays violin). If not, he'll attend the nearby local HS.
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  • 2girls2college2girls2college 9 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Went to 9th grade curriculum night this past week. High school's around the corner! @2019hope does taking double electives mean no lunch period? That's what it would mean for my DD.
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  • kandcsmomkandcsmom 610 replies22 threadsRegistered User Member
    In our school double electives means 20 minutes for lunch.
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  • 2019hope2019hope 201 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @2girl and @kandcs Sports require a class here,so she has to take summer school to free up elective space. Seems crazy to me....I'm ok with it for one year, but all 4 years????. Lunch is 30 min...classes are 50 min...they didn't give us that option. .......Does this sound weird to anyone else?
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  • 2girls2college2girls2college 9 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    @2019hope‌ Every school is so different, nothing sounds weird anymore! I wish my DD19 who does hours and hours of gymnastics each week didn't have to take PE. Some schools will allow a sport to fill the PE requirement. She could use that time for another elective.
    Does anyone know their 19's schedule for next year? This is what my DD will most likely be taking:
    Geometry Honors
    AP Environmental Science
    Global 9 Honors
    English Honors
    Spanish 2
    PE
    Studio Art (elective)
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  • kandcsmomkandcsmom 610 replies22 threadsRegistered User Member
    In our school Marching Band or two seasons of any sport (doesn't have to be the same one) counts as a PE and 8th grade music or choir can be counted as your fine art.
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  • kandcsmomkandcsmom 610 replies22 threadsRegistered User Member
    We'll be taking Marching Band, hopefully Jazz band, honors everything else, French for the language I think.. If he makes Jazz band then Health on-line in summer school and info-tech next summer in summer school. DD16 did it, it was very doable.
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  • 2019hope2019hope 201 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Right now her schedule looks like this:
    Pre-AP English
    Pre-AP World Geography
    Pre-AP Algebra 1
    Pre-AP Biology
    Latin 1
    Dance 1 as a fine art (Also part of Drill/Dance Team)
    Soccer 1

    Health and Speech will have to be done in the summer....
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  • MichiganGeorgiaMichiganGeorgia 4389 replies85 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    DS's schedule currently looks like this:

    AP Human Geography
    Gifted English
    Gifted Biology
    Accelerated Analytic Geometry /Advanced Algebra
    French 1
    Band
    Health/PE

    They only have to take 1 year of Health/PE.
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  • piesquaredpiesquared 175 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I have a 19er too! My oldest is a class of 16 and goes to a magnet program. My younger son meets the qualification for the program, so through sibling preference should get in. But the announcements won't be made until the end of March. So first we have to know for sure where he'll go to high school before we pick classes!
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  • cakeisgreatcakeisgreat 745 replies41 threadsRegistered User Member
    Joining! I have a 19er waiting to hear if he is accepted to a marine science magnet school...should hear this weekend or early next week. I also have a 14er, a 16er, and a 2020 so I'll be on cc a long time lol!
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  • 2girls2college2girls2college 9 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Hi @piesquared and @cakeisgreat!
    Has anyone started planning for summer? My daughter is trying to save money for gymnastics camp. I want her to go to engineering camp. We'll see what actually happens.
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  • cakeisgreatcakeisgreat 745 replies41 threadsRegistered User Member
    Sigh...just got the rejection letter that my son did not make it into to marine science school.So bummed and a bit surprised but of course I have mom goggles! He did make it into the early college academy where he can graduate high school with an associates degree, so we will pursue that but that is very costly and the magnet school was free! Oh well.there is a reason for everything.

    This summer is going to be low key for my son...probably going to do some golf lessons but mainly chilling out. Unless something fun comes up!
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  • QuagmiroQuagmiro 118 replies7 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Well, just got DS started in college last fall and DD starting HS next fall. She's moving from a private school to a public HS so course articulation is going to be a challenge. Her C in advanced math at her school should probably have her ready to do Trig at the new school. She'll have to take Algebra though because passing a standardized algebra test is a state requirement for graduation. On the other hand, her A's in Science and French give me little confidence for high achievement at the freshman honors level. No AP classes for freshmen around here. Oh well, guess we'll take a heuristic approach. Ready, Fire, Aim.
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  • DeltaMom2019DeltaMom2019 52 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Hello all! My first CC post after lurking for months. It's official--my DD was accepted to two high schools she applied to and after an agonizing process, we have selected the one she will attend. I'm so happy she was 2 for 2, but I didn't expect to have such angst with the decision making process. Meet to discuss registration this week. She learns differently and doesn't test well, so no honors placement, but is currently an honor roll student in her all-honors middle school classes. I'm trying to decide if I will push to have her placed in at least one honors course freshman year. If this is an indication of the next four years--yikes!

    Glad to be here....good luck to all as we transition to high school!
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  • scholarmescholarme 2674 replies79 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Hi everyone! My younger D is class of 2019. She'll be staying at the same charter school she is in now.
    I have an older D who is class of 2015 and her college app process sucks most of the air out of the room, but hopefully D19 gets the benefit of the lessons we are learning now.
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