Sorry I haven't been on lately, it's just that I've been busy preparing for high school. I just finished registration this morning, and, well, it's an understatement saying that I'm less than impressed.
I finished junior high with flying colors and was placed, along with several others (at least 10-15) into all of the honors classes that high schools were offering (Honors Algebra 2 & Honors Geometry, Honors English 1 along with Global Humanities, and Chemistry Honors). Needless to say, I was pretty excited to be in all of those classes.
However, I received my schedule for the year, and I noticed something weird: I was in Geometry Honors in Semester 2, but in regular Algebra 2 in Semester 1. After doing some research with the counselors, I was informed that because of my other
honors classes, they conflicted with the scheduling of Algebra 2 Honors.
Global Humanities and English Honors is a year-long class and is only offered in 1st Period.
Chemistry Honors is a Semester 1 class that is only offered in 5th Period.
Algebra 2 Honors is a Semester 1 class only offered in Periods 1 and 5.
I was informed that I would only be getting a regular class credit when I'd earned the right to be in an honors class and my junior high teacher has specifically placed me in that class. All of this occurred because my high school had botched the scheduling for the honors classes; none of it was my fault. This has likely occurred with every other student who had been given those classes as well, which sums up to at least 50 students being screwed (pardon my French) out of an honors credit, which, no matter what, would help boost the final GPA of the four years and look better on a college application.
Needless to say, I'm quite livid with the whole scenario.
There's a Freshmen orientation on Friday, and I plan on requesting that all students that had this mishap happen to them be given honors credit for taking the regular class because we don't deserve this. I'll give another update on what I'll be told on Friday. Add this to the very long list of as to why I think the American Education System is excruciatingly flawed. Heck, my high school is designed to cater to the needs of the athlete's in the school rather than the education of the whole other 90%. We don't have a single creative writing class and the art classes are only offered on one day and they just had their budget cut, while the sports budget has gone up 15%. Sorry about the rant; I'll give you guys another update on the whole situation on Friday, but I don't expect much.
Anyways, other than that, I've had a pretty quiet and calming summer. I've written a few things here and there, but I likely won't post as often as I used to because of the whole school situation. See you guys in a couple of days !