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    #232396 - 07/21/16 02:43 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
    bluemagic Offline
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    Great news on the SAT Subject scores.

    Has DS take the Math 2 last year and he did a 780. He took it last year because he finished pre-calc. Didn't have him take anymore this year because I don't think he need any. Looks like none of his schools he is applying to will even look at them.

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    #232402 - 07/21/16 06:04 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Registered: 03/24/14
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    Since DS hasn't even picked out any schools, we figured we'd hedge our bets and get all the good stuff to put on an app that we can, just in case he considers schools that consider them.

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    #232405 - 07/22/16 03:14 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    I love reading about teenagers and how they're doing! It gives us parents of little ones so much confidence and hope that they'll somehow make their way.


    Edited by Tigerle (07/22/16 03:18 AM)

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    #232407 - 07/22/16 04:12 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: NotherBen]
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    Registered: 10/01/14
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    Loc: Canada
    Originally Posted By: NotherBen
    Sigh. Insert fist bump and head-bang emojis here.


    Filling your wine glass on both counts, NotherBen.

    Thought you could appreciate this: DS is doing on on-line math course. First unit, all review, DS's long-form written assignment was riddled with basic errors. Next two assignments, 100%. DS looks at marks and notes, "yeah, that first assignment was way too easy."

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    #232708 - 08/06/16 04:39 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Well I don't usually have much to brag about (at least I didn't think I did) but two things happened recently that were things I can't really tell my friends with NT kids… 1) we went to an exhibit of pterosaurs, and he knew all the names and was stumping not only the docents but also the employees at the museum who knew something about pterosaurs…they just didn't know what to do with him. He was using all the latin names, and pretty much talking about that subject like a college student 2) he's not a math kid, he's a science kid, but I've told him that he needs to really know his math to do well in science. His grades in math have been pretty good, he tested advanced but wasn't getting 100% on his tests for his grade. His school offered a class for kids who wanted to do advanced math in 5th grade, but it was an hour before school started and DS would rather sleep in than do extra school so he didn't do it. I knew he was a little bit advanced in math because he'd completed his grade (5th) and bits and pieces of 6th, 7th and 8th grade on Khan Academy, but he didn't finish any of the other grades, he just jumped around. So he has to take a math placement test for middle school. You either end up in standard math track, accelerated math track or highly accelerated math track (5 years of math in 3 years). I thought he would end up in regular accelerated. Color me surprised when he qualified for the highly accelerated math track… BTW I explained to him that the highly accelerated track goes pretty fast, and that it was more important to really know the math, so if he felt like they were going too fast it was better for the big picture for him to really know the math than to stay in the HA math track. But we would see how it went, and cross that bridge if we came to it.

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    #232710 - 08/06/16 07:07 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: LAF]
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    Well done. Oh how I wish there was such a thing as different maths tracks here.

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    #232724 - 08/08/16 05:27 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: NotherBen]
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    Originally Posted By: NotherBen
    SAT subject scores are out. 800 on Physics and Math 2. Meanwhile, failing the two online classes he's taking this summer to fulfill state graduation requirements. These are basic, low-level and if he doesn't pass he has to drop a course in the fall and spring and take them at school. Well, he could take it online again, but it would be an additional hour of work very day on top of a grueling school schedule, and besides, the school surely wouldn't approve it. Sigh. Insert fist bump and head-bang emojis here.


    very nicely done on the sat scores!

    not nearly as frustrating, but similar:
    our ds ended his first year of hs with great grades despite many many days of being sick off and on; however, between the two of us not understanding that the schedule for finals was all over the board, he missed his spanish final completely!!

    yikes - that made for a few stressful hours before we found someone who could tell us he could make it up.

    ps, my husband never did get a h.s. diploma, due to a lingering summer class never 100% completed, but the college that he went to ended up never really worrying about it...so has a b.a. but no h.s.diploma.


    Edited by chris1234 (08/08/16 05:27 AM)

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    #232725 - 08/08/16 08:01 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Missing the Spanish final reminds me of when I was taking classes in junior college (I got out of high school at 16 and went to community college.) I had to take a typing class. The class only ran half a semester, and in my case the first half was full, so I had to take the second half. When I got my report card I had an F in typing. I had completely forgotten I had the typing class. Luckily they let me retake it.

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    #232730 - 08/08/16 02:58 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: chris1234]
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    Originally Posted By: chris1234
    ps, my husband never did get a h.s. diploma, due to a lingering summer class never 100% completed, but the college that he went to ended up never really worrying about it...so has a b.a. but no h.s.diploma.


    Chris, don't tell my DS that. I really, really want him to finish the online course. Only partly because we are already out the $$$ for the one we dropped, and we are about to drop $$ for an extension on the required course.

    I almost didn't get my MA diploma because of an overdue library book. You bet I returned it and paid the fine!

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    #232731 - 08/08/16 04:16 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: NotherBen]
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    Originally Posted By: NotherBen
    Originally Posted By: chris1234
    ps, my husband never did get a h.s. diploma, due to a lingering summer class never 100% completed, but the college that he went to ended up never really worrying about it...so has a b.a. but no h.s.diploma.

    Chris, don't tell my DS that. I really, really want him to finish the online course. Only partly because we are already out the $$$ for the one we dropped, and we are about to drop $$ for an extension on the required course.

    I almost didn't get my MA diploma because of an overdue library book. You bet I returned it and paid the fine!

    Off-topic, but...I suspect this forum is enriched for adults who have a post-secondary degree (or two, or more), but did not complete a high school diploma.
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