Tuesday, March 11, 2008

My PreSenioritis

Senioritis is normally characterized, so I'm told, by slacking, lack of sleep, binge drinking (in some cases), partying, procrastination, and all-night cram sessions.

I am going through PreSenioritis, also known as Oh-dear-God-in-heaven-save-me-I'm-a-Junior- going-into-my-last-quarter-of-being-a-junior Syndrome. This is characterized by flop-sweats, indecisiveness, excessive college brochure delivery, stress, overwhelming feeling, and binge drinking (in some cases). You will be happy to know that I have skipped the binge drinking.

I am currently weighing the options for how I want to spend my Senior year at good ol' mold-infested MVHS. Thankfully, neither of my choices include being at the high school for a full day. Here's my dilemma-

  • Choice A: KCCC Teacher Academy- An awesome program that allows me to get out of MVHS around noon each day, go to the academy, and learn to be a teacher. You pick two age levels that you are interested in teaching (I am firmly against teaching anything above 2nd grade, but could probably learn to live with middle school social studies if I had to) and then the last time around, you can go back to one that you liked, or do something new. You spend a few days in the classroom and a few at a school observing and student teaching.
  • Choice B: COTC- I can go to college and possibly get my freshman year out of the way.
  • Choice C: I can possibly do both.
All three sound awesome, right?


  • A: decide if I want to be a teacher, and I earn one college credit along the way; my best friend, Rachel, just got accepted 3 weeks ago.
  • B: I get my freshman year out of the way; it's free
  • C:All of the above.
  • A: I honestly don't know if I want to be a teacher. I'm just juggling the idea right now.
  • B: I don't know what I want to go to school for. I'm torn between Early Childhood Education (would probably end up transferring to another school and specializing in Preschool-Kindergarten education, and minoring in Theater) and Business (I would get my certification as a Wedding Coordinator after graduating)
  • C: All of the above, plus the idea that I would have to take college in the evenings, meaning less time to get a job, do homework, etc.
I have no idea what to do.


the lizness said...

Well, here's the thing. Your freshman year will be a lot of core classes no matter what your major is. So first year free? That's a very good deal, and you can always change your major if education does not seem to float your boat.

I vote for option C and get a year of experience under your belt. Having a tight schedule will better (in my opinion) train you for college because you have to really learn how to use your study time wisely.

I did not use my study time wisely. I did not study. Don't take my example! :) :) :)

And as the musicians come, I'm sorry to say that you are not the surroblogger for this particular event :( don't hate me forever, 'mkay?

snb-the glamourista said...

i vote C too! you will find out if you want the rest of your college to be towards teaching. it's like a job tryout, and when you get older, you NEVER get those. plus, getting some college out of the way early will either a) get your started on your career faster or b) if you decide to switch majors/take more schooling, you have wasted less time as others who started later than you.

liz is right about the tight schedule. but it does depend on if you thrive under pressure. i've had 2-3 jobs and/or job/school for five years, and i like the busyness. it's hard to have balance, though.

what happened to being a csi?

Tiffany said...

I vote B. You don't know what you want to be so why do something teacher specific at all? Do option B and get the general education stuff out of the way and don't waste time on something you aren't sure about.

Theresa said...

Yep, you're definitely a Junior!! My vote would be for C. A little bit of teacher education can help you no matter where you decided to go professionally. (Ahem, you ARE a Sunday School teacher!) AND getting your core subjects paid for by the State while you are in High School is a great financial decision! ;)

Carolyn said...

I COMPLETELY agree with Theresa. Looking back, I wish I could have gotten some of my core classes out of the way ahead of time. And while a slightly tighter schedule will be "slightly more stressful," as liz said, it will teach you to use your time more wisely so you'll be more prepared once COLLEGE does come.

But....again the question comes: What happened to CSI?