|By Bluecrush222 (Bluecrush222) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 05:56 pm: Edit|
Is it a good idea or not to do highschool in 3 years??
|By Ck61188 (Ck61188) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 06:03 pm: Edit|
i'm graduating with just 3 years. i feel it's a good idea for me because of some academic reasons, but mostly because of other circumstances. if you're considering graduating early just because you can, then don't do it. it won't help you at all in the long run, maybe not even the short since you'll be younger than everyone at college, which can make life hard in nearly every aspect. i would strongly discourage it unless you have a really really good reason.
|By Bluecrush222 (Bluecrush222) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 06:13 pm: Edit|
What would you consider a "good reason"?
|By Justperfect (Justperfect) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 06:29 pm: Edit|
you should pry graduate in 3 years and then transfer to a community college to make sure you can handel everything and the cc will show that you can do college work,i owuldnt go to a 4 year first, but insted go to a cc and maybe stay their or not grad. early, a good reason,your paretns are terrbile or you have trouble at home abusive parents...along those lines
|By Ck61188 (Ck61188) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 07:48 pm: Edit|
my reasons aren't along those lines at all. i'm not sure how to describe it in a concise way. the best thing i can come up with is that i feel no reason to stay. some on cc have argued that you can grow and mature in your senior year, but i don't think i'll last another year. my sister was a drop out, and i started seriously considering it halfway through sophomore year. then i came up this idea, and i found a way to do it and still be a competitive applicant at the universities i want (purdue, penn state, and illinois). my parents agreed to it at first just so i don't drop out and risk losing my chances at a good university, but now they agree that is is in my best interests due to the present circumstances, which include having no friends (they're all in college now), a group of kids who see me as nothing but the student to beat on the next test or whatnot, and a school where i'm not learning anything except how to survive boredom. there are several other reasons why i decided to do this, but they're very personal, and complicated, and something that most people don't really want to read about. i don't think there's a way to define a good reason for graduating early. if you give me your reason, then i can tell you what i think. but you should really ask someone who knows your history.
|By Esmeralda1 (Esmeralda1) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 02:54 pm: Edit|
My friend graduated in 3 years and is now at Harvard. She's a lot happier there than she was at our small private school.
If you feel like you've exhausted all your options in high school and you are ready to move on, perhaps you are.
|By Bluecrush222 (Bluecrush222) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 03:02 pm: Edit|
Heres my case:
I got to a very LARGE high school. 3000 kids, with LOTS of class opportunities and tons of AP and honors classes. I'm only a freshmen by the way. Anyways, last week we had some consulers come in and talk to us about planning out our next 3 years of high school. My teacher said: "2 years ago I had a student sitting right here, and he planned out his next 3 years so he could graduate in 3 years, and he did." I think its a cool idea to do highschool in 3 years and get a head start on college courses. My cousion did, and hes not a "brain", he was just determined. I want to go to medical or law school after college and I would like to get a head start on all that. So my reasons are GOOD I guess, they are just because I want a headstart and to prove some people wrong, their opinions of me.(but thats not my biggest concern)
|By Ck61188 (Ck61188) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 04:20 pm: Edit|
i don't know if getting a head start will do much good. I'll be getting a head start, but i doubt it'll benefit me when i'm applying to grad school, and i doubt it'll help when you apply to medical or law school. being younger won't be considered. so if you can gain more experience with challenging classes, get into a better university with a stronger trascript with four years, or just be better prepared for college after taking AP courses, then that's the way to go. for me, i'm not going to get into a better college if i stay four years, and i've exhausted all the math classes, and the only science i'm missing is AP bio, and since i'm an engineering major i wasn't too concerned with missing AP lit. it seems like you have great opportunities at your high school, and you should take advantage of that. it is possible to get into places like harvard as esmeralda said, but unless you're that type of student, then i'd stick around a 4th year, build up your transcript, get some leadership positions for ec's, and just make yourself stand out so you can be more sure that you'll get into something great. and about proving people wrong, i don't understand that because i don't remember the last time i even cared about what my peers thought of me. but that's just me. and i feel you should do what's right for you, not just show that you're better than what people think, or whatever the case is.
thought, i'm not saying you can't pull it off and be successful, i'm just saying that you probably want to put some deeper thought into it. and it's only freshman year, i'd wait at least to the end of the school year to make a decision, and the middle of sophomore year to make an absolute commitment to it. i started kinda late, around march and april of sophomore year, so i was scrambling to put everything together for my junior/senior year. besides, you might end up loving high school. there's no reason to rush high school unless you're completely miserable or if there's absolutely nothing to gain.
|By Celebrian23 (Celebrian23) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 05:31 pm: Edit|
at my school, it's a complicated process, it's not like you can just fit 21 credits in those years and say okay i can graduate now, for ex. gov. is a required SENIOR class, so you have to take it junior year, which can cause scheduling conflicts, also, you won't as many AP's at my school, and most people have to take a few summer classes and drop sports or band, maybe that's just my school, though i don't think it's a good idea anyways, so i'm glad my school makes it kinda difficult to graduate early
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