ugh, high school bureacracy
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|Wed, 08-29-2012 - 8:28pm|
Last spring dd 14 tried to sign up for a journalism class. The class never appeared on her schedule, apparently because it conflicts with orchestra. She sent emails to various people in June trying to determine what could be done to add the class, even on an informal basis. When no one responded, I sent a follow-up email to the academic dean politiely inquiring how she should handle this. No response. School started last week and dd finally found the teacher who asked her to submit a writing sample in order to be considered for a more advanced class. The teacher read the sample and invited dd to join the advanced class. Great. Except now that dd's tried to register for the class, she's informed that the classes she needs to switch in order to accommodate the journalism class are fulll. She's told the only way she can manage the switch is to drop honors math. She has considered whether this class is worth that but has been counseled that she should not take that step. The school counselor has essentially spent a total of five minutes looking at scheduling, thrown up his hands, and told her it can't be done. I'm amazed and angry. This is a private school that is supposed to be offering small, individualized attention!
I've sent a couple of fact finding emails to faculty and staff because I believe dd has taken this as far as she can. If anyone has any ideas how to pursue this, I'm all ears.