"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly... timey-wimey... stuff."
This past week they gave us our "high school prep talk". It was basically the same thing they told us in the fifth grade: friends! electives that you don't get to choose, really! HOMEWORK! Classes! Break!
Not much was different, except that we get to CHOOSE our classes this time. Are you an over-acheiving math geek who wants to take a crapton of AP and Honors AND a class-like elective, making you stay up until one o'clock every night? Sure, why the heck not! Are you an artist and want to, y'know, like chill and take "discrete math" (What the heck is that anyways?!) and just dance your way through life? Okay, we'll let you! Those were basically the people they described during the presentation. And then, there's people like me.
I'm a creative person, but I'm also an academic person. I dunno, school has always been easy for me. Except maths. Why in the TARDIS did I pick Honors Algebra as my Maths this year? I don't know, and still don't. So this year, my courses will be the following:
AP SPANISH LANGUAGE
AP WORLD HISTORY
DIGITAL DESIGN I
Pretty fun, right? Yeah, that's what I think. Music was always out of the question, since they don't give ukulele. And I sure as Gallifrey would never take an Academic elective: we're required to take those as Seniprs (more on that later), and I'm already taking two AP classes that give a ton of work. And I'm taking them because I LIKE advanced stuff, especially on those areas- if I could take Honors/AP English, I would. So that left Arts: the best things that have ever happened since, like, cavemen drew and stuff. This requires a brief explanation of how my school system works:
- The school year is divided in four quarters, two semesters, and one year of approx. 9 months.
- In Elementary and in Middle School they choose your electives. In Elementary, they are Library, Art, Music, and Computers (one per quarter). In Middle School they are Health, Art, and Music (one for approx. one and a half quarter). PE is mandatory.
- In High School, you have the following:
- Freshman and Sophomore: one elective: PE is mandatory. You can choose two semester-long courses or one year-long course.
- Junior: two electives. No PE, but you are expected to take care of yourself. This mean either four semester-long courses, two semester-long courses and one year-long course, or two year-long courses.
- Senior: mandatory Science and Social Studies electives (resulting in one year long or two semester long courses for each), and then one other elective (one year long or two semester long)
Freshman: Digital Design I
Sophomore: Digital Design II
Junior: Digital Portfolio and two other Arts electives that will enable me to have a full art portfolio, which is required for my college application process by the end of the year. run as PE substitute
Senior: For SS, Sociology and Comparative Religions. For Science, Food Science/Enviromental Science and Astronomy. Two Arts electives that will depend on my college choices, major, interests, etc. run as PE substitute
For higher education, I might double major or do a minor and a major. However, what I do know is that I will study abroad as soon as possible, after high school, and that I will do a two-year thing in business somewhere in Central or South America.
I'd love to do something like Bri Emery from DesignLoveFest. Universities I'm still not sure about, but I know that I want one that lets me do something creative in my job. My dad would love for me to go to Harvard or Oxford, but we'll have to see about that!
What about you? Any future plans? Did you understand this at all? What would you choose if you had the chance to? Any Clara theories?