This week my daughters are choosing classes for their Junior year. Could they really be within 2 years of completing high school and us sending them off to college? It boggles my mind!
Our school district like many others is mired with budget cuts and a crisis of offering in depth classes, or a broad range of classes beyong the reqirements of English, History, Math and Science, so that has been our first hurdle. I both girls made some good choices to take Spanish 3, because another year might make a difference in some colleges they will apply to attend. Caitie believes she is interested in architecure, so she’s taking a CAD (computer assisted drawing) course. Adrienne found a computer class, and they both are taking Psychology.
Our school allowed some students to take AP Biology this year, but neither of my girls took it, and I was totally fine with it. My girls are bright and they push themselves to good grades, I am so proud of them. AP is difficult and I respect that. Cait has decided to take AP Literature next year, a huge choice, but one she is making on her own, and we support her. She knows it will challenge her, and honestly, she does best if she makes her choices and pushes herself. She’s got a good track record with all the honors courses she’s taken so far.
This has been an exciting but nerveracking 2 days at our house, class requests must be turned in by Friday, with faculty signatures and some courses require interviews and parental signatures too. I never remember my HS choices being that tough! I wasn’t a slacker, but I wasn’t taking AP classes either. I admire both my daughters ambition, it’s going to carry them far.