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OberHerr
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3/12/2012 8:57:42 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Ok, so here is my school history.

Preschool: Public

Kindergarten: Public

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, halfway through 6th: Homeschooled

Half-way through 6th, 7th, and 8th: Private Small Christian School

9th(now): Public High School

Now, I'm not sure if I really like my school currently(people, atmosphere, mainly), and I'm thinking about going back to the private school, which goes through all grades. BUT, I'm also now sure if I want to burden my parents with the cost of the school. Also, the private school lacks football which I think I could maybe get a scholarship off of.....

What do you guys think I should do?
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DetectableNinja
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3/15/2012 7:43:52 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Burn both schools down.
But if the chance remains
to see those better days,
I'd cut the cannons down.

- Vampire Weekend "Giving Up the Gun"
Ragnar_Rahl
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3/15/2012 11:11:13 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
The choice is YOURS?

Well, before you do anything, thank your parents for not being fascists like the present regime encourages.
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Mak-zie
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3/16/2012 7:14:41 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
It is very unlikely to get a scholarship from sports, while private schools are more likely to give you a better education.
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Lordknukle
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3/16/2012 7:33:30 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/15/2012 7:43:52 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
Burn both schools down.

With lemons.
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3/16/2012 8:13:00 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/16/2012 7:33:30 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
At 3/15/2012 7:43:52 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
Burn both schools down.

With lemons.

NONE OF THE ABOVE. EXPLODE THE SCHOOL WITH A BOMB THEN BLEACH OUT EVERYONE'S EYES!
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Ore_Ele
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3/17/2012 12:04:14 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/12/2012 8:57:42 AM, OberHerr wrote:
Ok, so here is my school history.

Preschool: Public

Kindergarten: Public

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, halfway through 6th: Homeschooled

Half-way through 6th, 7th, and 8th: Private Small Christian School

9th(now): Public High School

Now, I'm not sure if I really like my school currently(people, atmosphere, mainly), and I'm thinking about going back to the private school, which goes through all grades. BUT, I'm also now sure if I want to burden my parents with the cost of the school. Also, the private school lacks football which I think I could maybe get a scholarship off of.....

What do you guys think I should do?

Gonna need more info than that for anyone to make a real helpful post for you. A big question on the private school would be does it focus more on schooling or religion? What kind of extra-curriculars does each have that interest you (those are very important to colleges). Also, a great idea would be to ask college admission departments and such about what they think (especially from the colleges you would like to go to). They would certainly know more than pretty much anyone and everyone here.

Kinda like when looking at various apartments to move into, when trying to find what is a "safe neighborhood," rather than going to the internet to apartmentrater, go to the local police station and ask them.
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lisadowling
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2/28/2017 2:04:48 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
My advice for you: Ask your parents. Why are you getting advice from anonymous people on the internet. Your parents are looking out for your best interests. Trust me, as someone who used to not listen to my parents, they know more than you give them credit for.
Quadrunner
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3/4/2017 4:02:16 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 3/12/2012 8:57:42 AM, OberHerr wrote:
Ok, so here is my school history.

Preschool: Public

Kindergarten: Public

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, halfway through 6th: Homeschooled

Half-way through 6th, 7th, and 8th: Private Small Christian School

9th(now): Public High School

Now, I'm not sure if I really like my school currently(people, atmosphere, mainly), and I'm thinking about going back to the private school, which goes through all grades. BUT, I'm also now sure if I want to burden my parents with the cost of the school. Also, the private school lacks football which I think I could maybe get a scholarship off of.....

What do you guys think I should do?

First of all, that's very generous of your parents, and you should be thankful not only for their commitment and resources, but also for your being brought up with the opportunity to gauge your own choices. Your parents undoubtedly love you, and that means that when they go to work, it's probably for you, and the right choices for you are what make people who love you happy.

So don't take it for granted, but don't feel pressured or obligated. If someone who loves you offers you a gift, it brings joy to them for you to accept and enjoy it yourself. That's not entitled to any kids, but it's what parents tend to do and we grow up the better for it.
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We had a fair size Christian private school from the city shadow us for a couple days to learn what hicks live like, shadowing us and they switched with us vice versa. My school was excellent in atmosphere, inspiring teachers, very studious, hard working, good sports (cept we were sort of small and wiry people) but we had poor resources, and sorry a$$ science teachers that didn't get persuaded to leave till I left. Science department failed us, the shame of the school.

I received good ethic and poorly rounded education and succeeded in college none the less, which I chose carefully with various scholarships initially from my school, the college, and my involvement with the community. I WAS slightly limited financially due to my decisions, but I did pretty good, and I wanted to go to a state University anyway. A couple hard workers got their pick...free rides

The private school, which I would have liked to have attended, they showed no grasp of any gifts they were given, swore like little punk sailors, and didn't seem to take advantage, didn't care when I asked what it was like. I still have no way of knowing to this day.

I felt after the experience with all the kids trying to be cool rebels and such I was better off home for the atmosphere, but at the time my small public school was so damn slow paced despite the homework and test oriented, I would have preferred a more challenging environment as well. I wanted to apply myself from an early age and I was stuck in nowhere with a slow school. Im not a slow kid, and i got mischevious, did all sorts of crap. Then I graduated, my friends and I went our separate ways and most lost touch with me, even my best of friends. They hit the new chapter in their life and just took it I suppose. I found I had one good friend, who I didn't realize, and we still see each other.

Though I really enjoyed high school, won n sports, did well, quite popular, looked up to, had good friends, pranked teachers, played hookoe, broke laws, girls, all the stuff I felt I needed to do, college is where it's at. Everything in high school amounts to nothing but a good footing in college, you taste freedom, and things just take off, and you never need your education again beyond life's lessons.

The ACT, your references, and your transcript, AND your confidence in applying for every scholarship...take it seriously. You will be rewarded with the freedom to go anywhere you choose when the time comes...so get A's from here on out If that's something you see in your future. You don't have to sell your soul, just prioritise, and trust your parents.

Your decision will play itself out, so don't worry too much