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Tess in the Burbs

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  1. Sadly his scoliosis prevents any military or police occupations. At this point with the pandemic going on we will just let him hang out, maybe get a job in the fall, and keep re-evaluating a new course for him. I will add that soon as my kids were in high school we were driving through college campuses. If we had a road trip and the campus was within 10 min off the highway we drove through it. My kids knew early on some schools were too big or in the middle of nowhere for them. By the time we got to Junior year any serious college consideration was considered for an official visit. T
  2. Well my son was accepted into his schools but never wanted to go visit. We paid deposits for one. Finally got a weekend to go visit and he knew before the visit was over there was no way he wanted to be there. In fact that visit led him not only to withdraw his admission but decide college wasn't for him! Our entire family thought it a perfect fit for him. My daughter and I narrowed down her choices and visited a few schools. it was worth the money. The one we both wanted to love was awful in person. The one I worried about was perfect for her. I guess kids can be different but for mi
  3. Well my dd's college just cancelled on campus orientation this summer. Now I am getting doubtful about fall since it usually starts mid August.
  4. my daughter is going to attend university out of state come fall and orientation already shifted to July. Changed our reservations(for another $650!). I'm hoping they won't change to online b/c then I'm out a lot of money for flights. Her program is offered entirely online but she wanted to do campus for 2 years. They also have mandatory in person summer sessions to graduate in 4 years, so I will be watching to see how they handle the current students this summer. I want to believe they can make it work to be on campus. THere are some students still living there in the dorms and gett
  5. I haven't been on here in a long time but I was on the forums since my kids were in preschool! My son was accepted at Eastern Washington University, Utah State University, and Fort Lewis College. He initially chose Eastern, but has since rescinded his offer. He is still thinking about what he wants to do in life. His dream is to live on a boat. This was a kid who hated school all the way and pushed my buttons every day, but he loves to read, remembers way more school knowledge than anyone else, and when he gets into a subject pursues it to the end! College isn't for everyone, but we
  6. Slow it down. I had my dd work an hour a day, sometimes longer if she wasn't complaining. At some point she settled into 1.5 hours a day and some weekends to keep up, but make it work for you. The schedule is too fast at times.
  7. do they still have to put in the homeschool SAT code? 970000 ? I read that before, but then heard it changed. anyone know? My two take it for the first time tomorrow
  8. My 15 year old did pre-calc and physics last year at the same time. Self grading option. She did email for help a few times. It was a lot of work, but she put forth the effort and did great in both. We love DO classes
  9. splurge: Pendelton wool blanket. So warm and comfy. Just the right amount of heavy. Everyone in my family wants mine! regret: instapot I just don't love it and use it rarely
  10. thank you for sharing! I didn't know they had ASL, so I'm excited about this class, my daughter is definitely signing up!
  11. we are contemplating letting DD graduate early. With next year she will be at 32 credits. She's mature for her age, and ready to go off into the world. Her current next year plan: SL Lit 330, advanced math, anatomy, gov't/econ, ASL 4 somewhere, personal finance, psychology, Bible
  12. My dd is doing Pre-Calc and Physics this year. We are going slightly slower than the schedule provided. She had a rough week but given the option to drop one she chose to keep moving forward. I knew it would be a heavy year, so some of her other courses were easier to offset that plan
  13. DS will graduate early. He never loved school, and while he's been successful doing college prep work he could care less about college. He chose his 11th grade year but I'm over the whining. We just made some major changes for this year's math, and going into 12th grade (with help from a wise friend) we are doing what needs to be done in the fall semester and he will graduate in January 2020. Econ, Gov't, Life math/personal finance, adult writing skills It's not many credits but he has everything needed to apply to college and will graduate with 29 credits. I'm hoping he will f
  14. honestly, I let my kids pick high school science. college wants 2 to 4 sciences, usually at least 2 with labs. ds will have Environmental, Biology, Chemistry and Geology DD will have Physical, Biology, Astronomy, and Physics. She might also do Anatomy. This year one is doing Chemistry, one is doing Physics. They pick b/c they have to do the work.
  15. go with your gut. Our Ymca had an age 4+ had to be in specific dressing room. I got away bringing ds in with me a few times after swimming saying his clothes were in my bag, but many times he had to go in the men's alone. He came out many times upset saying there were groups of naked men in there! The other option was to ask to change in the employee's locker closet. no bathroom/shower, just enough space to stand. I hated the arrangement, so did DS. I often stood just outside the door watching people go in and out and my kid in there forever and my mind going crazy wondering what was
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