<p>Well if the Jan. 6 SSAT truely isn't too late, I rather not waste my parents money by doing standby, also it would give me more time and the Christmas break to study. </p>
<p>"Applying to bs or local private schools is like having extra classes."
I was planning to spread it out over the 2 months. Research a little anytime I have extra time but of course my school work comes first.</p>
<p>"It seems strange to me that the whole new school idea would pop into your head at this late time"
Well it didn't exactly pop into my head just recently. But is it really that late? I'm worried I'll get lost in the high school where I heard the Gifted program wasn't as good. I've thought about moving schools for quite some time after I met my friend who transfered this year. I have a cousin in boarding school and the whole idea just appealed to me. If I can't handle the process, I just simply won't go, but I'll regret never having tried..</p>
<p>"If I were in your shoes I would look at 3 nearby schools."
I will. At the same time, since I'm applying, I'm going to push myself and apply to some more competitive schools too. Since I'm pushed for time, I won't apply to more than 3, I think.</p>
<p>"But I think it is a problem that you are not taking a full course load"
Do you say that in from a admission standpoint or a "it just doesn't make sense" view?
The courses I've temporarily dropped are all electives. Computer App2, PE, and Band. I'm still in Wind Ensemble which I think makes up for the Band and PE and Computer App are not that important.</p>
<p>..... I feel like I had to defend myself in this post. It might not make much sense but this year is my last opportunity to change schools. 10th grade will be too late and I don't want to regret that I couldn't get a better education than what is available at my high school, just because I was sick last year. If I don't make it into any schools I like, I simply won't go but at least I will have the experience. My high school isn't that bad anyway, but I feel I will truely get lost there.</p>
<p>I used truely twice. xD; I need to find some new adjectives...
Sorry if this sounded like a rant. I really got this feeling that you were admonishing me...but I think I'm more certain of why I'm doing this now. Another addition about the "late" thing. I came to the forum to ask if it was much to late to start thinking about boarding school. I asked on a different thread if it was and generally I got the answer that it wasn't. I feel confident that if I manage my time well, I will be able to apply to at least 2 schools by February.</p>
<p>and like I said, school work comes first so I won't spend anymore time here or doing anything bs related until I'm ready. I just wanted to ask some questions.</p>