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doommlord
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posted August 10, 2012 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for doommlord     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know it sound wierd... but I have seen several documentaries on american high schools and I wanted to give me your opinions about high school from your personal experience... from social life to the feelings you had in class...... talk freely

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posted August 14, 2012 12:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great topic!

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posted August 14, 2012 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for doommlord     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Randall:
Great topic!


thank you

now we only need people to anwser

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posted August 15, 2012 09:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
True that!

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posted August 16, 2012 08:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One day, this Forum will thrive.

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posted August 16, 2012 09:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for doommlord     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Randall:
One day, this Forum will thrive.


yes it will.....for just one day XD

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posted August 17, 2012 07:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chiemi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmm well I'll be a senior this year so I'll give some insight into the things I learned about myself basically over the years.

One thing for me is that I finally learned to be ME. As a freshman and sophomore I thought that I was truly "independent" and an "individual" and yet I was going along doing what other kids were doing because I felt the need to "fit in" and I couldn't even fathom the idea of walking off to even the bathroom alone ( I know it's sad lol). Just to note I've never done anything bad lol I hate hate hate the taste of alcohol and I've never smoked or have been "intimate" so I never had problems concerning peer pressure. I just had a problem with being able to be my own person and truly liking and doing things that interested me instead of needing validation from a "clique". Anyways the gist of what I'm saying is to just be you. I don't know exactly the kind of person you are but coming from a person who always needed a "group" and couldn't even sit at a lunch table alone to now going to the movies by myself and doing activities that are different from the "norm", I feel SO much better knowing that I'm my own self and not some "phony" acting a certain way to have "friends".

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posted August 17, 2012 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chiemi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Other than that I didn't have any bad social experiences like drama or anything but I definitely had a "transformation" that changed my outlook on pretty much everything. High school is definitely cliquey and there is definitely a lot of gossip and talking about people behind their back while calling them a "friend". Thats also why I've learned to be on my own because I hated having to always listen to girls talking about people and then greeting and hugging them in the next 3 minutes.

As far as school goes just set a goal and take it seriously. My freshman year I made a goal to always maintain a 3.5 or above and although I went out a lot, I still made sure that my homework was done at a certain time and before I left the house on weekends. Making sure to always go to my counselor also helped as well just to make sure I was on track and ask for advice on colleges or ACT or jobs, etc.

Overall I liked my high school experience BUT I am more than excited for college lol.

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posted August 18, 2012 01:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for doommlord     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
senior yer atarting soon ^^

and i actually understand you very much

my school is cliquey too and the things i saw people do....one moment a girl sit and trash talks her friend then go up to her and hugs her and says hello....

but i dont really care....im not very connected to them and probably wont see them after i graduate so i will handle on my own for now

got much bigger plans for the future.....and the army service...so theres a lot going to happen ^^

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posted August 18, 2012 10:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chiemi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by doommlord:
senior yer atarting soon ^^

and i actually understand you very much

my school is cliquey too and the things i saw people do....one moment a girl sit and trash talks her friend then go up to her and hugs her and says hello....

but i dont really care....im not very connected to them and probably wont see them after i graduate so i will handle on my own for now

got much bigger plans for the future.....and the army service...so theres a lot going to happen ^^




Ohh you sound like a tough cookie haha, what made you want to join?

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posted August 18, 2012 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for doommlord     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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posted August 18, 2012 12:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chiemi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ohh I didn't know that :O. ... Thats another thing too that I personally dislike about american schools here is that they teach american history all the time but hardly anything about other countries (unless they're involved) atleast not in michigan anyways. I think many young americans (including myself) are clueless about other countries, it's pretty sad. I'm excited to travel and explore the world though, thats also why I'm excited for college because my university offers a bunch of study abroad programs ^__^.

On another note, isn't your birthday close to mine? I just remembered you from the thread with ami on chiron

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posted August 18, 2012 12:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for doommlord     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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posted August 18, 2012 01:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chiemi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, I thought history was only taught like that here lol. And I totally agree with how annoying it is. I mean who really cares about war after war after war

I would've never guessed about only 1 of 2 graduating with a diploma either. Is it like a common reason why that happens?

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posted August 18, 2012 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for doommlord     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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posted August 18, 2012 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chiemi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Feel free to explain

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posted August 18, 2012 02:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for doommlord     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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posted August 19, 2012 03:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cancer/Scorpio729     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like high schools here a lot. I think I got lucky though; I've heard some other schools have an awful social climate, very cliquey and judgemental. I feel it's different in my high school, don't know why but the climate is much more open. Maybe cuz we're a poor school

DL do you have the IB program in Israel?

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posted August 19, 2012 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for doommlord     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Cancer/Scorpio729:
I like high schools here a lot. I think I got lucky though; I've heard some other schools have an awful social climate, very cliquey and judgemental. I feel it's different in my high school, don't know why but the climate is much more open. Maybe cuz we're a poor school

DL do you have the IB program in Israel?


what is this IB program?

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posted August 19, 2012 12:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chiemi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ops sorry for the red mad looking smiley in my last post lol I didn't know it was going to make that face.

And that is very different from here. We have credits which is somewhat similar to your points but they tell you all the classes you need to take in order to graduate. Over here we need at least 21 credits to graduate and the required classes are 4 years of math and english, 3 of science and history, 1 year of virtual arts (band/art), and a year of health and gym. We have 6 hours in our class schedule so you can easily get all of those classes done by senior year except math and english. Then you have 4 hours left for electives senior year. This year though for class of 2016 they have to complete two years of a foreign language also.

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posted August 19, 2012 12:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chiemi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is the IB program kind of like AP or no?

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posted August 19, 2012 12:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for doommlord     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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posted August 19, 2012 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chiemi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yea it's honestly not bad lol. It's still kids who take it for granted sadly. Over here we also have the option of retaking failed classes either during summer or the school year AND they allow 5th year seniors which means that if they have say 18 credits they get an option of an extra year to get all their credits so they can graduate. So they do make it more than easy to graduate here, especially since a D (60%) is considered passing. You still have kids failing classes though

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posted August 19, 2012 01:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for doommlord     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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posted August 19, 2012 01:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chiemi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It might be the same here as far as the education being crappy if they keep trying to take money from education to fund business. You'd think that people would realize that the kids are the future and that they're going to be the one running things once the older generations retire and become deceased. But I guess people only care about the smaller picture and "me me me" rather than the bigger one and how it can affect their kids and the generations after.

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