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Do you know what is ACTUALLY required to graduate high school?

I’m not exactly sure what happened.  Maybe Thanksgiving.  I know that every year for the last decade, I have had an influx of new clients at this time of year and I usually attribute it to a combination of “so this is no longer a matter of adjusting to the classroom” and talking about their plight with lots of people they see over the holidays.

And the concerns are often the same, but generally unfounded when you find out what is legally required to graduate high school.  Guess what?  It’s SO. MUCH. LESS. than you think.

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Surprise! It looks like we have a high schooler

A week or two ago I attended BigGuy’s Gavel Club end-of-year presentation.  BigGuy is 12 and by public school standards–he would’ve been in 6th grade this year.  The local Gavel Club had a junior high “section” or “division” or whatever you want to call it.

A friend’s daughter was graduating out of Gavel Club that day (there is a curriculum to complete and she was finished with it).  She told me that she had not put her son (a year older than BigGuy) in Gavel Club because she wanted to be able to use it for high school credit… Continue reading Surprise! It looks like we have a high schooler