...did I come to have a kid old enough to register for high school?
Most of the parenting milestones don't faze me much. First day of kindergarten? Cool. 13th birthday? Cool. High school?
And it doesn't help that he's registering at a mega high school that has 40 pages--40 PAGES--of course offerings. Including things like Sign Language and History of Rock and Roll.
I don't think my high school ever offered physcial education. We did have physical education. Maybe this is some derivation of fiscal education? I know I'm a bit behind the times...
Fortunately, they also offer this:
Do you think Acadmic Programs are some kind of streamlined academic program? Or some technology thing? Or just a tip of the hat to text messaging?
Oof. As if I wasn't scared enough already.
Because, you know, I grew up in an itty-bitty town. It wasn't a one-room schoolhouse, but it was a one building K-12 for the whole district. And no, I didn't have to walk through waist-high drifts of snow to get to school, but the bus ride was pretty long. My graduating class had a total of 78 people (not including the GEDs that year, which brought the total graduates up to over 100). We didn't have a special high school registration manual. We did not have 40 pages of class offerings. We didn't get to learn the Principles of Engineering or Beginning Japanese or Introduction to Weight Training or Gourmet & International Foods or Interpersonal Relations (a two-parter) or Advanced Quilting.
I am not trying to sound like a fuddy duddy (no, Eikon & Flopper, I still don't want to slide into fuddyduddydum). But good grief. Is this all really necessary? Do kids need all these options? Will it make them better people?
And can't they hire a proofreader, fer cryin' out loud?