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Parents of the HS Class of 2019

CCadmin_SorinCCadmin_Sorin Community Manager Posts: 2,231 Community Manager
This thread is destined for parents of potential 2019 high school grads.
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Replies to: Parents of the HS Class of 2019

  • liska21liska21 Registered User Posts: 516 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.
  • 2girls2college2girls2college Registered User Posts: 8 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.
  • 2019hope2019hope Registered User Posts: 193 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!
  • jeannemarjeannemar Registered User Posts: 387 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.
  • 2girls2college2girls2college Registered User Posts: 8 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.
  • kandcsmomkandcsmom Registered User Posts: 632 Member
    In our school double electives means 20 minutes for lunch.
  • 2019hope2019hope Registered User Posts: 193 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?
  • 2girls2college2girls2college Registered User Posts: 8 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
    Studio Art (elective)
  • kandcsmomkandcsmom Registered User Posts: 632 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.
  • kandcsmomkandcsmom Registered User Posts: 632 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.
  • 2019hope2019hope Registered User Posts: 193 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....
  • MichiganGeorgiaMichiganGeorgia Registered User Posts: 4,460 Senior Member
    DS's schedule currently looks like this:

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

    They only have to take 1 year of Health/PE.
  • piesquaredpiesquared Registered User Posts: 166 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!
  • cakeisgreatcakeisgreat Registered User Posts: 657 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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