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View Poll Results: What were you in high school?
Brainiac/Nerd/Geek 14 31.82%
Jock/Cheerleader 11 25.00%
Loner 10 22.73%
Stoner 9 20.45%
Christian 1 2.27%
Goth 1 2.27%
Bad Boy/Girl 11 25.00%
Good Boy/Girl 12 27.27%
Other/Some totally obvious answer that escaped me 16 36.36%
Home Schooled/Special Ed 1 2.27%
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I went to school, worked reasonably hard, got good grades, won awards and scholarships, went to college, got a cool job and now make a decent living.

I regret it though because I don't have any cool high school stories about kicking ass and getting laid.
Yeah, well, I did all those cool things and got a degree from the University of Illinois on top of that...
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I went to school, worked reasonably hard, got good grades, won awards and scholarships, went to college, got a cool job and now make a decent living.

I regret it though because I don't have any cool high school stories about kicking ass and getting laid.
Yeah, well, I did all those cool things and got a degree from the University of Illinois on top of that...
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I think the school system should quit with the 12-year system. They should test kids out whenever they appear ready.
Good point. It was kind of cruel to keep rdean past kindergarten.
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I went to school, worked reasonably hard, got good grades, won awards and scholarships, went to college, got a cool job and now make a decent living.

I regret it though because I don't have any cool high school stories about kicking ass and getting laid.
Yeah, well, I did all those cool things and got a degree from the University of Illinois on top of that...
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:35 PM
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I ditched a lot too... I would go to first period then come back ninth period and pretend I was there all day..
i left in september and checked back in june.
I think the school system should quit with the 12-year system. They should test kids out whenever they appear ready.
I totally agree with that.....

Some kids are more advanced than others. However in my area, once a student completes all their credits (even in the 11th grade) they can take classes that give college credits while they're still in high school. So they will still graduate with their class but they will certainly go into college with college credits.

But I certainly do like the idea of a standardized test to earn a HS diploma... Of course there is the GED test, but I don't think a student should have to drop out of high school to advance further because they're more advanced than their peers.
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I think the school system should quit with the 12-year system. They should test kids out whenever they appear ready.
I totally agree with that.....

Some kids are more advanced than others. However in my area, once a student completes all their credits (even in the 11th grade) they can take classes that give college credits while they're still in high school. So they will still graduate with their class but they will certainly go into college with college credits.

But I certainly do like the idea of a standardized test to earn a HS diploma... Of course there is the GED test, but I don't think a student should have to drop out of high school to advance further because they're more advanced than their peers.
Agreed.

For instance, my nephew's son is a regular "Little Man Tate." He tested out of Kindergarten at first parent-teacher conferences. He was reading and doing basic math when he got there. I don't know what they're going to do with him, but I know he will expire of boredom if they try to keep him with his age group.
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I think the school system should quit with the 12-year system. They should test kids out whenever they appear ready.
I totally agree with that.....

Some kids are more advanced than others. However in my area, once a student completes all their credits (even in the 11th grade) they can take classes that give college credits while they're still in high school. So they will still graduate with their class but they will certainly go into college with college credits.

But I certainly do like the idea of a standardized test to earn a HS diploma... Of course there is the GED test, but I don't think a student should have to drop out of high school to advance further because they're more advanced than their peers.
Agreed.

For instance, my nephew's son is a regular "Little Man Tate." He tested out of Kindergarten at first parent-teacher conferences. He was reading and doing basic math when he got there. I don't know what they're going to do with him, but I know he will expire of boredom if they try to keep him with his age group.
That's the way I felt when I was in high school - "bored." 80% of the things they were teaching me I already knew..... That or some classes had no practical application to job or life.... I suppose college is also the same way... That's why I hated some of my prerequisite classes.
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That's the way I felt when I was in high school - "bored." 80% of the things they were teaching me I already knew..... That or some classes had no practical application to job or life.... I suppose college is also the same way... That's why I hated some of my prerequisite classes.


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I wonder if I should have found a way to include band/choir/orchestra - OR was that part of Nerd/Geek?
I was in choir, and I voted brainiac/nerd/geek. Works for me.

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And what voice range are/were you? Any solos?
I did it all -- tenor, baritone, and occasionally bass. Had solos in the Madrigal Choir, and I scored a perfect score in All-State Choir tryouts singing "The Blind Ploughman"...a capella.
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I was in choir, and I voted brainiac/nerd/geek. Works for me.

Choir, Madrigal Choir, Beta Club, Science Club. Pulled a C in Chemistry, but only because I was interested in the Biology of the girl I sat in front of. Sorry, Mr. Smith -- she was far more interesting. Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see images.

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I did it all -- tenor, baritone, and occasionally bass. Had solos in the Madrigal Choir, and I scored a perfect score in All-State Choir tryouts singing "The Blind Ploughman"...a capella.
Wow, that is quite a range!
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Why do you have Homeschooled & Special Ed on the same line?
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Nice!
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And what voice range are/were you? Any solos?
I did it all -- tenor, baritone, and occasionally bass. Had solos in the Madrigal Choir, and I scored a perfect score in All-State Choir tryouts singing "The Blind Ploughman"...a capella.
Wow, that is quite a range!
Sadly, it didn't last as long as my marriage. I'm strictly tenor now. Luckily, I prefer singing harmony to lead. Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see images.
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