So, both kids register for next year's classes this week ... where have my babies gone?

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So, both kids register for next year's classes this week ... where have my babies gone?
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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 11:21am

I'm attending a JH information night tomorrow night for The Boy and have to turn in his requested classes by the end of the week.  Can't believe he'll be in 8th grade!   So far, his classes look like they'll be:

  • English
  • Pre-AP Algebra (receives one unit of HS elective credit)
  • Science
  • US History
  • Band
  • Spanish I (for HS credit)

 

If he can't get into Spanish (all the electives with the exception of band an orchestra are on a lottery basis), then he'll do PE.

 

The Girl will be a Senior!  I registered her yesterday for her second round of the ACT.  We'll apply to college (yes COLLEGE!) later this month, so that she can take some concurrent classes.  Her schedule will include (as her first choices:

Band
English IV
AP Statistics
Forensic Science
Environmental Science
two concurrent classes at OSU (right now we're looking at possibly German, and possibly a very easy General Ed course)

Her alternates, in preference order:
Spanish III
AP Physics
AP Chem

 

Oh my .. I feel old!

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Can NOT believe she will be a senior!   My girl will be a freshman and it doesn't for one second seem possible, since I have clearly not aged at all!  Her guidance counselor will be helping her with her choices for high school, she lives and dies for the music department so that will figure pretty heavily into it I"m sure!  Sometimes I drive past that HUGE high school and think "oh my.. my baby is going THERE?"  LOL

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Love that our freshman are in the JH building.   :)

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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My oldest is applying to college right now.  She plans on attending one of the two closer community colleges next fall.  We've been talking about the college in highschool prgram since middle school, but she's decided that she wants to go full time.  Aaaack, I am not sure that I'm ready for that.  They never had programs like this when I was in school, so it's all new to me....but she will graduate from highschool and receive her AA at the same time...then will go on to finish her BA at a four year college.

My younger son will start middle school, his paperwork for choosing his elective should come home this week.

 

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Sigh, they grow up way to fast :(

I realized that my youngest will be in double digits in 6 months, what am I going to do when he gets too old for cuddling?  I guess that means the dogs will get a lot more attention!  

What type of colleges is she interested in?  That's still a few years off for me, my oldest is a freshmen.  

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She wants to major in forensic science. One of the state insitutions (only 45 miles from home) has a fairly new program in Forensics. It's a partnership with the state bureau of investigation, and all students come out with a double major.They have to declare a "regular" related major (sociology, psychology, biochemistry,poli sci) and then after 2 years can apply to the forensics program and end up with a double major. 

We're still exploring, but she seems pretty set on that program.

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  DD1 says she is going to be 30 this year but she must be mistaken because I am not old enough to have a 30 year old.

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lifespeachy wrote:
.but she will graduate from highschool and receive her AA at the same time...then will go on to finish her BA at a four year college

I've been attending a local community college for two years alongside a handful of dual-enrolled high schoolers. They're usually motivated and do well. I find them more than capable.

We have an odd situation here: my 14 year old high school freshman daughter (dual enrolled) and my grad student brother (needs to fulfill a language requirement) are taking the same Spanish 1 course at the college. My daughter is carrying a 4.0 while he's got a 3.5. He will NEVER live that down!