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I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

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Why I'm even on this forum still perplexes me

My new school rocks.

12-4 pm. I get to sleep in, and when I go there, the environment is chill. You work in your own little space. It's all self paced, and the people there are intellectual on some level. Theres obviously the stoners and jocks and whatnot, but everyone is warm and nice, welcoming of anything, and everyone is relaxed. You do work at your own pace. Yes, your own pace. You can graduate when you're 21, you can graduate when your 18. You don't get failing grades.

The worst part is the fact theres the TAKS, but otherwise, school is great now. For some odd reason.
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My school is okay, the classes are just longer than Im used to. I have three classes some days, 2 the other, but they're all 90 minutes long. Ill adjust to the timeline eventually, but all is well for now I guess.

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Captain Ahab Wrote:My new school rocks.

12-4 pm. I get to sleep in, and when I go there, the environment is chill. You work in your own little space. It's all self paced, and the people there are intellectual on some level. Theres obviously the stoners and jocks and whatnot, but everyone is warm and nice, welcoming of anything, and everyone is relaxed. You do work at your own pace. Yes, your own pace. You can graduate when you're 21, you can graduate when your 18. You don't get failing grades.

The worst part is the fact theres the TAKS, but otherwise, school is great now. For some odd reason.

what amazing school do you go to?
09-10-2007 01:30 PM
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Hayley44 Wrote:
Captain Ahab Wrote:My new school rocks.

12-4 pm. I get to sleep in, and when I go there, the environment is chill. You work in your own little space. It's all self paced, and the people there are intellectual on some level. Theres obviously the stoners and jocks and whatnot, but everyone is warm and nice, welcoming of anything, and everyone is relaxed. You do work at your own pace. Yes, your own pace. You can graduate when you're 21, you can graduate when your 18. You don't get failing grades.

The worst part is the fact theres the TAKS, but otherwise, school is great now. For some odd reason.

what amazing school do you go to?

seriously. where do you go to school?

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09-10-2007 01:36 PM
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wyldstryke Wrote:
Hayley44 Wrote:
Captain Ahab Wrote:My new school rocks.

12-4 pm. I get to sleep in, and when I go there, the environment is chill. You work in your own little space. It's all self paced, and the people there are intellectual on some level. Theres obviously the stoners and jocks and whatnot, but everyone is warm and nice, welcoming of anything, and everyone is relaxed. You do work at your own pace. Yes, your own pace. You can graduate when you're 21, you can graduate when your 18. You don't get failing grades.

The worst part is the fact theres the TAKS, but otherwise, school is great now. For some odd reason.

what amazing school do you go to?

seriously. where do you go to school?

yes tell us where do you go to school
09-11-2007 03:55 AM
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Just cause you're in a good school now doesn't mean you have to leave Smile

Sounds like a pretty cool place.

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B/c no matter where you go to still you still HAVE to go....

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wow lucky

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TAKS?

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
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Well I'm liking my new school...
Im getting homeschooled this year!
I didn't think it would be so easy, either. I just told my parents that I really, really hated school and the people that were there and they were so calm I thought "are they going Cuckoo ?"

This has been a good past two days...

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alovernotafighter Wrote:Well I'm liking my new school...
Im getting homeschooled this year!
I didn't think it would be so easy, either. I just told my parents that I really, really hated school and the people that were there and they were so calm I thought "are they going Cuckoo ?"

Lucky you Biggrin

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We have the same tests, sorta, but they're called something like the SDATS. I havent taken it since last year, but I think thats what its called.

My school's fine, but if I ever left SS, I would lose a major option to do during free time and otherwise. I would suffer withdrawal symptoms. i nearly went crazy those twoo weeks my dad spent fixing the computer.

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