Originally Posted by Alcoremortis
Because senior year of high school is the best?
I never had a senior year of high school. *sad*
Well, actually it was because I opted out of the regular high school and went to an experimental alternative charter school. Whereas the regular high school focused on testing and college placement, the high school I attended focused on encouraging and developing an individual's unique talents.
I got to graduate a year early because I did a lot of independent studies and got all the credits I needed before my senior year.
School days would only have 2 periods where the student could concentrate for half the day on a subject for a month and a half rather than get shuffled around every 40 minutes and there was a lot of freedom in what an individual could learn to study.
Some of the coolest and talented people I know graduated from that place. One of whom I consider an awesome friend to this day helped film and edit this documentary.
Another kid ended up programming the very first Meat Boy and managed to get a fat royalty check when Super Meat Boy came out.
Something that struck me was that many of the students came to this school absolutely hating school and graduated wanting to become teachers themselves. Pretty wonderful stuff.
Unfortunately, because the focus was not on testing, our school had a lot of budget set backs because we weren't up to district standards. The school is a shadow of its former self at this point.
Makes me really sad.
Originally Posted by DAISHI
You... WANT, to live in Texas. State of the highest drop out rate, worst medical coverage, one of the lowest grad rates, instituted racism...
Austin's pretty cool from what I hear.
woah i just realized that i was in texas two weeks ago but only for a layover but i was still physically there. it almost just felt like i was floating in limbo space while teleporting from portland to atlanta and vice versa: not like actually being in texas.
yeah i need to go to bed good night