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Gotta get this off my chest...
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Gotta get this off my chest...

I attend Dayton High School in Nevada, and I fucking hate it. And I'll tell you why.
It's the work. I am assigned pile after pile of senior-grade work (I'm a sophomore), and then given just as much homework. And I'm not capable of doing any of it. The work is just beyond my comprehension, and when I complain to my parents or ask for help, my mother tells me to stay after, and my father either ignores me or tells me it's easy. I'll tell you why staying after school isn't an option. The teachers are almost never available, and when they are, they treat it more like after-school detention than getting help, and, in addition, offer no help. And, because I cannot keep up with the school's standards, I am currently failing six out of seven classes, and have lost access to non-textbooks, electronics, and anything else that my parents consider a "privilage", all because my parents refuse to offer help.
I hate this. I don't want to stay in this school, because if I do, I'll either flunk and get held back, or just drop out of high school. It's not a learning disorder or mental retardation, it's just that the school expects far too much out of a bunch of 15- and 16-year-olds. I want to be moved to another school, or take online classes, otherwise... I don't know what I'll do.
03-03-2011 09:43 AM
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Online courses is the way to go. It's easy and you can move along at a slightly slower pace. Try to convince your parents that it's as good as high-school and that you will get much, much better grades. Hopefully they will go for it. Good fucking luck, and be prepared for a lot of convincing.

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Why the hell are they assigning senior level work to you? (unless you're in advanced classes, then nevermind)

If online courses aren't an option, I'd say try to convince your parents to transfer to a school that isn't as crazy as this one. Or attend a homeschooling academy, where you can get individual attention and learn at your own pace.
03-03-2011 12:28 PM
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My parents keep saying "no". Now what?
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Keep trying I guess. Persistency is key! Have you already explained the full on situation to them?

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03-03-2011 01:32 PM
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Also, you can do it without their permission at seventeen, I think.

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03-03-2011 01:35 PM
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SuperiorDiplomat Wrote:Keep trying I guess. Persistency is key! Have you already explained the full on situation to them?

I have, several times. They seem to be absolutely convinced that I'm smart.
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Josky Wrote:
SuperiorDiplomat Wrote:Keep trying I guess. Persistency is key! Have you already explained the full on situation to them?

I have, several times. They seem to be absolutely convinced that I'm smart.

You probably are, in some ways. Parents are fucking annoying though, and they expect you to put up with that bullshit. Good luck. Can you get into easier classes or something?

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Welcome to life. It's full of assholes.

You're parents are mislead by society and think your teachers are right, and you are wrong. I get the same treatment as you, except yours is worse. Tell your parents the truth, tell them to WAKE THE FUCK UP.

I cannot offer much advice, but good luck my friend.

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
03-03-2011 09:38 PM
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Absentinsomniac Wrote:
Josky Wrote:
SuperiorDiplomat Wrote:Keep trying I guess. Persistency is key! Have you already explained the full on situation to them?

I have, several times. They seem to be absolutely convinced that I'm smart.

You probably are, in some ways. Parents are fucking annoying though, and they expect you to put up with that bullshit. Good luck. Can you get into easier classes or something?

Perhaps I am, but I'm definately not Stephen Hawking(s?). And easier classes aren't an option, unfortunately. All I can do is either link them to this site and hope they take me seriously, just take it and fail, or... I don't know what else.

Efstratios Wrote:Welcome to life. It's full of assholes.

You're parents are mislead by society and think your teachers are right, and you are wrong. I get the same treatment as you, except yours is worse. Tell your parents the truth, tell them to WAKE THE FUCK UP.

I cannot offer much advice, but good luck my friend.

Thank you. And I just hate how parents would sooner listen to total strangers than their own children.
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Absentinsomniac Wrote:Also, you can do it without their permission at seventeen, I think.

No, at seventeen, you need your parents' permission to drop out or transfer. Eighteen's where it's at....

Explain to your parents that it's too much and like SuperiorDiplomat said, be persistent. I can't really offer any good advice and can only hope your parents will listen and be flexible.
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