Last month I finished my final set of online classes for my junior year. I’m officially a senior. It’s weird to say that. I still feel like I’m a clueless 11-year old sometimes… now I’m 17 and going into my last year of school.
For anyone new here, this also means that I’m just about halfway done with my Associate’s Degree because the program I’m allows the coursework of my classes to count for college credit. This means it’s a little more advanced, but I’ve handled it well the past year. I also have to take two classes this summer to stay on track, math and a finance business course.
It’s a weird combo I have going on here – I’m a senior in high school and a sophomore in college.
But since last week I’ve been thinking a lot about the future. I guess it’s normal for a 17-year old who is about to enter senior year and has been looking at what colleges to apply to. It’s a little scary though. Even though I pretty much know what I want to do, I’m still scared. I have all these decisions to make and soon I’ll have forms to fill out.
I’m just grateful that I have six older siblings to help me with all of this.
My classes don’t start until July, so I’ve had the majority of May and all of this month off to enjoy summer. Although, it’s not like taking classes during July and August will ruin summer. First of all, it’s only two classes and they’re online. That’s the best thing about online school… I can still go places and even get work done early in the week so I don’t have to worry about it later.
So, yeah, that’s what’s going on with me right now. How are the rest of you doing?
We’re now back into that time of year where everyone is back to school, including myself. Though to be fair, I started school again earlier this month… and this school year is going to be different for me.
I mentioned at one point that I have been accepted into my online academy’s Dual Enrollment program where I can take college level courses during my last two years of homeschooling. At the end of high school, I will have not only a high school diploma, but also an Associate Degree in General Studies. As such, my workload for school will be a bit more than usual, but I know I can handle it and I’m up for the challenge.
That said, my first two college-level courses are already halfway over. I am taking Math and English, which for my high school credit are going down as Advanced Placement courses. The good thing about this dual enrollment program is that the courses I’m taking for the Associate Degree will knock out most, if not all, of my general education requirements I’ll need for when I pursue a Bachelor’s after high school.
Why am I telling you all this? Well, I just wanted to give you the reason in advance why I will not be posting as frequently as I have been over the past few months. School has to come before blogging, but I definitely do not intend on leaving blogging entirely.
So I just want to wish luck to all my fellow students good luck this school year, no matter the grade or level of higher education. Maybe I’ll even post some survival tips of school and what it’s like to be a home-schooled student in an online program.
So everyone’s back to school now, including me. Obviously, since I’m still in high school.
This year is different though, ’cause I’m not in a regular public or private school. I’m not even at the boarding school I was at last year. Nope, I’m an online student now.
I’ve only been an online student for a week now, but I love it so much already. It’s nice to be able to work at my own pace and not have assignments due every day. I can work on one subject each day instead of cramming a lot of them into a few hours. So now I have a lot more time to do other things I want to do, like blog, and continue trying out new vegan recipes for myself. Once I turn sixteen, I plan on getting a job so I can have some extra money and meet new people.
But yeah, that’s pretty much it. I haven’t gotten too far into my classes yet to see if I really like them or not, but I do know that I’m loving the online school!