Thursday, March 18, 2010
Getting into High School
In Edmonton, getting into the high school you want, can be a huge pain and just a little stressful! Everybody has a designated high school they can go to (ours is not a good school and my children will not be going there). Or you can apply to go to another high school that offers more of what you might be interested in (sports, science, etc.). Some schools accept students based on marks and skills, some do a random draw of the applications.
Abby is very strong academically, especially in math and science. She is choosing between two high schools. One with an AP program and one with partial AP and a science first program. One she could likely get into easily (based on her marks) and the other is a draw. Guess which one she wants? The draw.
This stresses me out. I want her to go to this school as well, but if she doesn't get in, then what do we do? You can only apply to one school, if you don't get in, you have to go to your designated school. That won't be happening. It is a huge risk. I guess we will see what happens and go from there.