Life of a Blogger: School10:36 AM
Life of a Blogger is a weekly feature hosted by Jessi @Novel Heartbeat where bloggers talk about a different topic each Thursday that relates to everyday life. This way readers can get to know bloggers as real people who do real (boring. everyday. average.) things. As opposed to, you know, superheroes who read uncountable numbers of books by day and solve crime by night. ;)
I love school! I love all my classes! I love all my teachers!
Okay, sorry that was weird (and not true).
I have been homeschooled all the way through senior year of high school, which means my parents were crazy patient and resourceful and somehow taught me from kindergarten to twelfth grade. In the earlier grades, I loved school and learned really fast. And while my love of school kind of...faded...I kept doing really well.
Then I hit high school. And suddenly I had to work harder to get the same grades. There was no more coasting past classes because they were so easy. I had (actually--have) problems with procrastination and I didn't know how to take notes. During this time, starting with 9th grade, I also started to teach myself most of the material.It was a good learning experience but that doesn't mean it was a fun and awesome experience. :D
This year I graduated from high school! I still get an official high school diploma (and not a GED like I would have to otherwise) because from 9th to 12th grade my parents registered me with an umbrella program because of state requirements (my dad didn't want me to do state testing. I didn't either. I'm terrified of all things tests). An umbrella program is an accredited school that also extends to homeschoolers, which means we hand in grades and course descriptions and they hand transcripts, a GPA, and a diploma back. Also, no tests. *happy dance*
I wasn't a straight A student in high school. I wasn't awful either. I won't know my final GPA for a little while but I got mostly B's near the beginning of high school and more A's as time went on. This last year I took two dual-enrollment (credits count for high school and college) classes at my local community college. I'm SO glad I took them otherwise I wouldn't be prepared at all for college.
What kind of student was I at these classes? Um...well, I was always on time (usually a little early), I turned in all of my assignments on time, and I got A's in both classes. Yeaaah. I'm a nerd. BUT PROUD.
Now, as it's summer break, there is no school. And I'm currently rejoicing in its absence. However, and I think most of you know this, I've been accepted into a college that's around two hours from my house and will be moving there to live in the dorms this fall! I'm in a state of nervousness plus excitement. It doesn't really make sense admittedly, but it results in a lot of butterflies in my stomach. I will be an art major, art with an emphasis in design. It's a new program at the college and basically their graphic design major.
That's it from me :) Stay awesome.