My senior year in high school is quickly approaching. School starts on September 3rd, but I have been at the school frequently this summer for newspaper. I arrived at the school at 9:00 a.m. to work on the new JagWire Staff Manual. I also had the time to hang up a few old newspaper cover pages up around the classroom and get a draft of the new page 2 design.
When my teacher came back with the updated class roster, my name wasn’t on it! Somehow, the school had decided to not put me in newspaper, even though I am the co-Editor-in-Chief. At 11:30 a.m. we headed down to the office to get things sorted out.
My schedule was a mess! I was signed up for AP Senior Literature, AP Government & Politics, AP Statistics, Physics, and Spanish III, but I had no 1st period or newspaper. After deleting my schedule and going through class times, the school was able to to put me in newspaper if I dropped Physics and AP Literature, and instead took Senior English. This left me with no 5th period class.
Now, that really isn’t big deal for the school itself. I already have enough credits to where I don’t need to take any more classes this year (except english and government). But, the colleges I am trying to apply for want me to have a full schedule. My newspaper adviser said that I could be a teacher’s assistant for him during that period, where I would basically do newspaper work instead of TAing his 5th social studies class.
It was a nightmare, and I am still not approved by the school to be a TA, that authority lies with my counselor (who left the school, so until the new one gets settled in I don’t have a 5th period).
Have you ever had schedule problems in school?