Murphy101 Posted February 7, 2011 Author Share Posted February 7, 2011 We only had to tell our school about her physical/dental and vision if she took a sport. It is part of the sports physical paperwork but we have the option of her doing just the basic physical with the school nurse or having our doctor fill out a form. We actually just took her to CVS's Minute Clinic and had them fill out the form. Yes, for sports it makes sense. I still don't understand how a senior could end up with so few classes unless they were willing to pay a fee. Doesn't the state have minimum requirements that the schools have to offer? For example, NJ requires: 4 full years of English, 1 year of World History, 2 years of US History, 3 years of Math, 3 years of Science, 1 year Foreign Language, 1 year Fine or Performing arts, 1 year Practical arts, gym for 3/4 of each year enrolled, health/drivers ed for 1/4 of each year enrolled, 3 years worth of electives. Theoretically, kids could load up during early years and wind up with a very light senior year. Some do since they can leave campus once their classes are done to work. But with one study hall and one lunch period during the earlier years (which are needed since they will be used once or twice a week for labs), it's not that easy to wind up with more than 3 or 4 free periods (out of 8) by senior year. My oldest just did her senior year schedule last week. She has a "light" schedule in that she will have 3 "free" periods (one of which she loses for Anat & Physiology lab). Is New York hurting so bad that the minimum required is really that minimal? Indeed that was my thought too. If the kid had already had alg II, do they really refuse to let them have the next logical math course unless they pay extra for it? Same goes for other subjects. It wasn't unusual for seniors to have two open sessions their senior year, but no one ever had a more than that many open and nothing else for the day. That's ridiculous. At the least, they should graduate them early instead of wasting their time. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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