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Parents of the HS Class of 2021


Replies to: Parents of the HS Class of 2021

  • tripleamomtripleamom Registered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
    Hi everyone! As my name says i have three kids. D21 is my middle child. Whe i went throught the all 4 years of high school and college process for my frist one CC was my support system. I don't know what i would have done with my group. I am happy to start another long tedious journey with this group. Hope we have each others support.D21 is in a charter school and will go to public school next year where her sister went. She is artistic. She does choir at school and does painting,singing as hobbies. absoultely hates reading. It's going to be a great challenge in high school.She's pretty smart. Science oriented kid. Wants to be a surgeon for a long time. Will have to wait and see if she has the endurance for it. She is taking spanish online in calstate to head a head start in high school.

    @EGHopeful my opinion about taking a math class in summer especially geometry is not a good idea as it's the base for the higher level classes unless your daughter is confident about it.
  • EGHopefulEGHopeful Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    Welcome @EastGrad I have followed the success of your older students and I'm so glad and feel fortunate to have you part of our group. Looking for as much wisdom as I can get. D21 is my one and only so it's a one time shot for me... so I have to do the best I can for her. Looking for an amazing 4yrs with this community.
  • EastGradEastGrad Registered User Posts: 971 Member
    Thanks, @EGHopeful! I too have benefited from the advice and knowledge on CC. As I imply above, the parent threads are my favorite. I really look forward to getting to know everyone on this list. :x
  • YnotgoYnotgo Registered User Posts: 3,907 Senior Member
    Welcome @EastGrad ! Good to have you and your experience here!

    DS21 pulled the C+ in math up to a B-, so 2 As and 4 Bs. Not at all great, but better than last spring. We are not putting on academic pressure because of social/psychological issues.

    He seems more interested in academics currently, so I hope that sticks. He signed up (without asking me) for a 7th period (after school basically) coding class this semester, and the teacher really likes and understands him. Most kids are doing Scratch, but he is going to be doing an online Python class through "some university in Michigan." UMich? I'll have to find out. The teacher says daily attendance isn't required, so he can go to his therapist appointment on Tuesdays.

    For 9th grade, he's applied to an art academy program at the HS across town. They say they have room for most applicants and do a lottery if oversubscribed. There are 2 tracks: AP and not-AP. The AP classes taken by the AP track are not as strenuous as DS17's path, but includes AP English Lang, AP EnvSci, AP English Lit, AP Studio Art, and optionally APUSH. Math, some science, and foreign language are taken outside the academy program, so could include additional APs.

    I really hope he gets in, because it seems like it would be an excellent environment for him.

    In a couple weeks, we have an appointment in LA with a specialist to talk about hormones or hormone blockers.
  • EastGradEastGrad Registered User Posts: 971 Member
    Thanks, @Ynotgo. Good luck to you and your DS21. We're rooting for you!
  • BingeWatcherBingeWatcher Registered User Posts: 708 Member
    Hey my fellow 2021 parents, I posted on 2020 for some advice for 9th grade. you might want to hop over there to see it.
  • BingeWatcherBingeWatcher Registered User Posts: 708 Member
    We had open house for high school this evening. Wow what a big change but exciting. D is currently at a single gender school with 70 kids per grade. It goes from 6th grade to 12th but she wanted to go to the academic magnet. This school has 500 kids per grade.

    She is excited and feels this is the school for her.
  • EastGradEastGrad Registered User Posts: 971 Member
    Our high school is in the middle of registration for next year. So much excitement and possibility and angst all contained in one sheet of paper! Happy to see all the eighth graders looking out at the school, their peers, and the next four years. If I squint a little, I can see them as seniors in caps and gowns. But when I do that squinting, I'm in danger of my eyes filling with tears. Better to go ahead with our eyes wide open. :)
  • BingeWatcherBingeWatcher Registered User Posts: 708 Member
    edited February 2017

    I am a older single mom. D21 is my only. I had a very nontraditional route to adulthood. I did not graduate from college till age 31. Worked as a RN for a number of years then went to NP school and graduated from that at age 39. I worked hard to pay off my student debt.

    Thus, I started saving for retirement and securing my future later in life than is optimal.

    So merit is very important to us. D21 is an introvert, who needs a lot of down time. So I don't think she will
    have the kind of EC's that will make her competitive for Competitive scholarships.

    So I am apologizing in advance, because we have to play the rank game (in Texas). I am sure the road will be fraught with difficulties.

    I look forward to hearing about all our 2021 kids'
    journey goes, all the us and downs and twist and turns.

  • EGHopefulEGHopeful Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    Well D21 completed the final Admissions step to the HS she's applying to next year. We will know the decision in a week. Fingers crossed as this is the best fit for her. We are still planning on registering at our local public just in case. They've already had several Enrollment sessions for their honors, STEM & Academy. Time is flying by so fast. :(
  • EastGradEastGrad Registered User Posts: 971 Member
    Good luck, @EGHopeful!
  • YnotgoYnotgo Registered User Posts: 3,907 Senior Member
    Welcome @Skates76 !! Congrats to your son on the great grades.

    Good luck on the HS application, @EGHopeful !

    We have our fingers crossed for 2 things for DS21:

    -- Should hear about admission to the art program he applied to by the end of this month. Transfer to the other HS is automatic, but if they get more applications than previously, they will do a lottery for the art academy. He also applied to the AP track within the art academy, so is hoping to get that.

    -- He had 1st appointment in LA yesterday with transgender specialist office. Had a hand x-ray to see if growth plates have closed or not. Hoping not, as he is 5'2". We'll find out in a week or two.

    First semester grades were good, but not great, for him with other issues taking some bandwidth these days. His science fair project got done (whew!) and the school science fair is tonight.
  • BingeWatcherBingeWatcher Registered User Posts: 708 Member
    Hormones, Hormones, Hormones! D21 cries at the drop of a hat. She hates that she cries but can't stop it from happening. Poor thing is a slave to her hormones.

    Nothing really going on otherwise.

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