|By Spiffygirl818 (Spiffygirl818) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 09:57 am: Edit|
I recently, for middle school, went to a very small middle/high school type of school. It was an arts school so you had to major and participate in your arts area and academics. The people were cliquey, and the academics weren't great. I did very badly and transfered to my local highschool with about 3,000 or so kids. I haven't exactaly liked it. I feel lost and lonely, which is odd because I usually make fast friends. The academics are much better here and the electives and extracurriculars are extensive. I have been doing well with grades, not friends, or an activity to participate in, I am however, going to tryout for cheerleading in the winter. But now I'm faced with where I want to go next year. My choices:
1) Audition back into my arts magnet school for a major I probably will never want to excel in. And settle for probably mostly honors classes, and be with the same kids I was with since middle school who I'm not fond of.Not in a good neghiboorhood/area. Small school of 500ish, 800-middle and high.
2) Apply to an ACADEMIC high school. About 30 minutes from home, will have to take the bus, my parents won't let me drive there EVER. You are required 5 AP courses to graduate, and 90 community service hours, the lowest class you can take are honors. The cirriculum is rigirous, and its a very hard and challenging school. Not in a good neghiboorhood/area. Not too many electives to choose from, extensive work hours. Small school...500 kids or so. Have varsity sports, but may not have time due to the workload.
3) Stay at my huge highschool and hope to make some good friends through cheerleading or volleyball, challange myself with honors and AP courses, in a great area very very close to home, will be able to drive junior/senior year, great and tons of electives to chose from- over 100. I just won't know many kids, only the ones who may turn into friends or the ones from classes.
I tend to like a small school where I know everyone and I don't walk down the halls and think: "Who is she." I like to say: "Oh thats (so and so)." So I'm not sure, which do you guys think?? Any suggestions also?? And I want to get into medicine and law and a really good college!
|By Spiffygirl818 (Spiffygirl818) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 10:35 am: Edit|
Someone could you please help!!!
I don't know if I already mentioned or not:
My parents can not afford private school, unless my mom sells about 2 500,000 dollar houses a year, shes a realtor. And her salary and my dads could not support that right now. But like I said, if she sold those houses, she said she'd send me, or could save so I wouldn't have to take out student loans in college.
|By Vegangirl (Vegangirl) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 12:56 pm: Edit|
This is weird, because the arts school you're describing sounds A LOT like the school I go to. I considering transferring out after middle school and going either to an IB program or my neighborhood school. Ultimately, I decided to stay at the arts school, but I'm not really sure it was the right decision. The lack of academic choices and extra curriculars really bugs me. Actually, the reason I've stayed is for my major (creative writing), because it's something I love, and for the friends I've made here.
Alright, so enough of my story...if you didn't like your major (I'm guessing instrumental music of some kind maybe?), I wouldn't transfer back into the arts school. The high school you're at now sounds like a good place for you. I know it's hard to believe when it hasn't happened yet, but I think you will make friends. Getting involved in some activities will definitely help. And big schools are great places for making friends, IMO. There are always new people to meet! One thing I've found about my arts school is that it becomes stifling to go to school with almost the exact same kids year after year after year.
Random question...I'm just curious, if you feel comfortable saying, what state do you live in?
|By Spiffygirl818 (Spiffygirl818) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 01:13 pm: Edit|
I'm in SC. Thats really weird lol! I was a theatre major, and transfered to dance. Neither one made me happy. Thanks a ton for your help though!!!!
|By Vegangirl (Vegangirl) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 01:22 pm: Edit|
ah, okay. I live in CO. Drama and dance are the two cliquest majors at my school, so i can definitely see where you would have gotten annoyed with the people! Good luck at your school.
|By Spiffygirl818 (Spiffygirl818) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 02:21 pm: Edit|
|By Spiffygirl818 (Spiffygirl818) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 05:09 pm: Edit|
|By Athlonmj (Athlonmj) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 07:06 pm: Edit|
I'd stay in your school. It seems nice and convenient with a lot of choices. Just because it's big doesn't mean you won't meet people... actually that means there is more people for you to meet . I'm sure if you get involved, you'll make new friends almost immediately.
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