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BongoBob
08-22-2005, 05:23 AM
In vegas, school starts next monday. I just now got information on school. FROM THE WRONG F***ING SCHOOL! After fighting tooth and nail to stay at the same school, and being garunteed and registered for this year, they send me a packet from the school I'm supposed to be going to(it sucks ass). Not only that, they have me listed as a freshman, even though I'm entering my sophmore year of high school.

So now tomarrow I get to wake up bright and early and go down there and fight them YET AGAIN.

If I have to, I'll threaten to drop out. I have to go to this school or else it will make it really hard to graduate as I'd have to go to summer school(school I need to go to offers 8 classes instead of the clark county standard 6, and I need every extra class I can get), and we can't freakin afford it.

Wish me luck : |

Mike Windu
08-22-2005, 06:42 AM
I'm confused...? <.<

But good luck!

Rogue15
08-22-2005, 07:32 AM
if you're not planning on college, drop out.

RoxStar
08-22-2005, 08:54 AM
Whoa that sucks. Was there like a boundary chane or somethin?

ET Warrior
08-22-2005, 09:02 AM
Best of luck BongoBob, hopefully they will see reason and not be stupid. Don't listen to Rogue 15, quitting is a terrible idea.

Anthony
08-22-2005, 11:08 AM
Drop Out = Extremely stupid. Don't do it.

Best of luck getting into the right school.

Jeff
08-22-2005, 11:26 AM
I'm sure you'll get it all sorted out. And definately don't drop out. I would think that most people that drop out of high school fail at life.

BongoBob
08-22-2005, 12:55 PM
Don't worry, it's more of a bluff than anything :)

Anyhow, I'm waiting for my mom to finish getting ready, and then we're going down to the school and gonna try to sort things out.

Wish me luck.

El Sitherino
08-22-2005, 02:55 PM
Kick some ass little dude. :)

Elijah
08-22-2005, 03:04 PM
Im sure Nevada has somthing like the CHSPE, which is the test in California to gradute highschool at 16, with a simple test... If not, droping out is the same as going to a private non state acredited school.

Its not like they give you much new material that you cannot live without after 9th grade anyways.

TiE23
08-22-2005, 03:28 PM
Homeschool! >_>
Nah, that sucks just as bad. Hope you can get it sorted out Bobo! Cause I would be pissed off, too, having to do the 9th year again and its not my fault. :p

ET Warrior
08-22-2005, 03:35 PM
Its not like they give you much new material that you cannot live without after 9th grade anyways.Except for, you know, that diploma..

Acrylic
08-22-2005, 03:53 PM
if you're not planning on college, drop out.

I'm not exactly planning on it as of yet. I don't see the point yet. Spend a lot of money on an "education" and get a sub-par mediocre job anyways? No thanks., unless I'm guaranteed a well paying job.


Anyways, good luck. I'm in the district for going to a different highschool, but I didn't want to go to that school, cuz IMO, it sucks *cough*Kjolen goes to it*cough* so I went to the school I wanted to go to. (We have 3 highschools in this town BTW)

ET Warrior
08-22-2005, 04:16 PM
I'm not exactly planning on it as of yet. I don't see the point yet. Spend a lot of money on an "education" and get a sub-par mediocre job anyways? No thanks., unless I'm guaranteed a well paying job.Depends on what you goto college for. If you pick up a communications major, you spent your money to party, basically.

Kjølen
08-22-2005, 04:47 PM
Electrical and Computer Engineering for the win!
Maybe with a minor in Computer Science.

Mike Windu
08-22-2005, 05:22 PM
I'm not exactly planning on it as of yet. I don't see the point yet. Spend a lot of money on an "education" and get a sub-par mediocre job anyways? No thanks., unless I'm guaranteed a well paying job.

Except that college graduates earn like x10 more.

But you know, nobody wants that. >_>

El Sitherino
08-22-2005, 05:26 PM
Do something in math and you can pretty much get a job anywhere. Your only limits are what you give yourself.

ZBomber
08-22-2005, 05:27 PM
Do something in math and you can pretty much get a job anywhere. Your only limits are what you give yourself.

My limit is that I SUCK at math. :p

Good luck, hope it all gets sorted out, and yes, go to college.

Kjølen
08-22-2005, 05:41 PM
Well, the good (or bad, depending on how you look at it) thing about Computer Science or Electrical and Computer Engineering is that a lot of Maths is required.

BongoBob
08-22-2005, 08:47 PM
Well, after dealing with a bunch of cocknockery, we finally found out the problem and (hopefully) got it dealth with. What happened was I was on a zone varience, and according to my mom who was the one that met with the school, I was garunteed it for the rest of my time in hs as long as I kept my grades up. Well I did, and at the end of the year, I was called to the office to reregister for this year. I gave my info, and she said she couldn't find me.I mentioned I was ona zone varience, and boom, she found me and registered me.

Apparently, that garuntee sucked ass, because I was supposed to reapply for one in may. Thanks for god damn telling me this now, not 4 months ago when I registered.

We will find out on Wednesday if I'm gonna go there, or if we're gonna have to fight tooth and f***ing nail to go there.

Tyrion
08-22-2005, 09:03 PM
Do something in math and you can pretty much get a job anywhere. Your only limits are what you give yourself.

What..um..happens if you want to go for English?

:o

Mike Windu
08-22-2005, 09:16 PM
Then I guess you'll be writing stuff now, won't you :p

El Sitherino
08-22-2005, 10:19 PM
What..um..happens if you want to go for English?

:o
Your job options are limited. :P

Only reason to go out for english is if you want to be an English teacher or work for a publishing company.

Acrylic
08-22-2005, 10:35 PM
Except that college graduates earn like x10 more.

Can you say that for all college graduates?

No.

Alot of the college graduates I know can't find jobs in the field they majored in, which made going to college a waste of money for them.

I don't want that, unless I can be guaranteed I'll be making the good money and spend 10 years paying off college loans, like my 9th grade English teacher was doing.

ET Warrior
08-22-2005, 10:52 PM
It's like we said, it really depends on what you major in. A computer science major can easily make 50,000 a year right out of college, and after a few years it only gets better. It's also a matter of luck sometimes, if you get out at the right time, or know the right people you can get a really good job right out of college without much trouble.

Mike Windu
08-22-2005, 11:07 PM
Can you say that for all college graduates?

No.


What ET said. It depends on your major dude. But I think I can safely say that most college graduates earn more money than non college people.

edit: looks better too. :p

Jed
08-22-2005, 11:38 PM
One thing, in my opinion, that is really ****ing stupid, if you'll pardon my language, is the prevailing theme in some of these posts of "forget education, I only need it to get a job that makes a lot of money". I'm surprised there are people who wouldn't want the knowledge in a field of interest.

If that's your attitude, you have no business even thinking about college. Let someone who actually wants the education have your spot - they'll make better use of it.

TK-8252
08-22-2005, 11:50 PM
There are a lot of students who drop out of college, wasting all the time and money they've put into their would-be education... which is why people who think college is just one big party need to, like Jed says, let someone who's serious about college take your spot. And parents shouldn't force their kid into college, because college isn't for everyone... we need some mechanics and construction workers after all!

Rogue15
08-22-2005, 11:56 PM
hmmm well, don't drop out if you're under the age of 16. If you like to work, you'll be successful. Give college a shot if it is payed for, or if you REALLY know what you want to get into, and if you graduate college, you best know where to move to so you can get that job you got the degree for. :)

Of course, being single works if you can't go to college, especially if the places around you are only paying like $6-$7 an hour. I had to get 2 jobs to pay for rent, car insurance, cable, and still have a paycheck or two left over. one job is full time at walmart photo lab 2-11 in the evening, and the other is at pizza hut part-time 8-1 mornings to make up for any cut hours at walmart. so now it's like 50-60 hours a week, or $275-300 every week.

oh, and to clear up any assumptions.......I never dropped out. I was homeschooled 7-12 grade. (by computer curriculum) before that, christian school 2 and 1/4 second grade-6 grade, and before that public school k-1/4 of 2nd grade. Reason why i didn't go to a highschool is cause my family just moved from upstate ny to jacksonville fl. I did try to get into a private school for 8th grade, but that bombed as there were too many damned applicants. the only problem where a regular diploma would've done better than the cursed ged is the military. hardly anyone else asks for it.

Elijah
08-23-2005, 12:17 AM
Except for, you know, that diploma.. Thats what a CHSPE gets you.

ET Warrior
08-23-2005, 12:31 AM
And then when the employer asks why you went for that and not the diploma, and you told him it's because you quit high school......then you get to wonder why they never called back....

El Sitherino
08-23-2005, 12:32 AM
Dude, graduate from college and flip burgers you'll make more than the dickwad in high school. And you'll be capable of promotion to district manager. Same with nearly any job in that field.

I have to echo what Jed said though, don't wanna go to college? Have fun dicking around trying to make rent.

El Sitherino
08-23-2005, 12:33 AM
Thats what a CHSPE gets you.
No, no it doesn't. It's essentially the same as a GED. Cept held even lower.

Mike Windu
08-23-2005, 07:07 AM
I also don't see what the big fuss is about college loans.

You're capable of paying it back. Just work, and pay, and work. A semi decent job should provide you with enough pay I think.

El Sitherino
08-23-2005, 04:36 PM
I also don't see what the big fuss is about college loans.

You're capable of paying it back. Just work, and pay, and work. A semi decent job should provide you with enough pay I think.
^
Even at 15,000 a year you can pay those off in no time.

shukrallah
08-23-2005, 05:20 PM
A know a lot of dropouts- All I have talked to regret it years later. Apparently its cool at first.. untill 5 years later they are still unemployed. :-\

Rogue15
08-23-2005, 11:00 PM
unemployed?! it's impossible to be unemployed unless you have a very bad record, or if you live 10 miles out in the woods and have no way to get to a job in a timely manner.

shukrallah
08-23-2005, 11:04 PM
At my last job a dropout told me "Man it feels good to touch a paycheck. I had forgotten what it was like" He said some dates, but I can't remember. Hes only like 20 something. Not a lot of them had a diploma (the ones I spoke to said they didn't) and they told to graduate. (not that I hadn't planned to)

wassup
08-23-2005, 11:19 PM
School may not be important as it used to be, but knowledge is still as important as ever. Unless you have the personal motivation, strength, and determination to educate yourself and pave your own path, you better stay in school if you want at least a chance at a future. Not everyone is Bill Gates.