Schedule mistakes

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? 

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Author: Chase Charaba

Hello there! I'm Chase, an ambitious, aspiring young novelist and YouTuber who hopes to get a novel published one day. I'm also trying to produce the highest quality YouTube videos by constantly learning new ways to film and edit. I've been involved in journalism for 5 years, including 1 year as co-editor of a national award-winning high school newsmagazine and 1 year as the co-editor of an award-winning college newspaper. I write mainly epic/high fantasy, but I also mess around with science fiction, horror, and realistic fiction.

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