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alex
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25 Jun 2004, 1:03 pm

How do you guys cope in school? I do pretty well. I didn't get good grades for a while (actually most of this school year :( ) since i was depressed, but now I'm doing really well. I enjoy schoool, but homework seeems to be a problem (i can do it, i just sometimes never get around to it). I'm in honors classes. Next year i'm taking ap comp sci, ap english, ap government chemistry, and earth science.


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25 Jun 2004, 3:25 pm

I should do better than I do. I just really can't deal with the other people in my classes and the mistakes they make. I get good marks for class participation because I correct everybody in class discussions. I do well in most courses, but homework is a huge challenge. You never know how much you'll have, for one thing. How can you make a consistent daily schedule if you don't know how much time something will take? The other thing is that I get totally absorbed in the assigned reading and sometimes forget to do the questions. I've read my whole Biology textbook in a night and not done the two questions about the assigned reading! My mum says I have to get a 90% next year or I'll be in trouble, so I guess I'm going to have to get her to help me with my homework.

Yeah... looking over that convoluted paragraph, it doesn't make much sense... suffice it to say that I could do better and that school is hard and complicated.


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25 Jun 2004, 3:48 pm

I used to do very well and get good grades. I skipped a grade (first grade) and almost skipped other grades but they never allowed me to. They did not want because I did not fit in my classes and because I was too young. But in primary school, I liked school because I like learning. And the other kids talked to me because some of them were interested in astronomy, dinosaurs and poems.
But I never learned how to study and homework is a challenge to me too, so in the tenth grade, it got me into trouble and my grades were not as good. I almost had to repeat that grade. What happened after is long and difficult to explain, but now I am homeschooled and I teach myself. I like it because I can add the subjects I like to the core curriculum. In a real high school, I would never had time to analyse movies and poems or study quantum physics or learn languages because the school days in France are very long : in the grade I was this year, we spend seven to nine hours in school four days a week, four hours on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and when we get back home, we have about one up to three hours of homework each night.

Maybe I will go to college next year.


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25 Jun 2004, 9:46 pm

I do pretty well, even though I hate school. :wink:



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26 Jun 2004, 7:34 pm

I've always done really well gradewise.
I've always spent hours worrying about schoolwork/assignments/tests etc, though.
Takes me twice as long as most other people to do stuff, I think.
I hate the social part of college but I like living on campus and the freedom it gives me, I can go out to the nearby town and do whatever I want.
And this past year I lived with two girls I felt comfortable with so I was SOOO much happier. Since I basically didn't have anything to do with social stuff, I was so much happier. I don't think I had one breakdown the whole year (edit: I just remembered. Yes I did. It happened after a group meeting with six other students. Group meetings are the bane of my existence) and my freshman year that happened about every two weeks, just because social stuff would get me down. I'm living in a single next year.

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28 Jun 2004, 9:50 am

I only had three "freak outs" last semester!! *BIG* accomplishment. I was really lucky that all three times it was in music, and my best friend was there to pull me through. I feel really good about that. What kinds of classes does anyone else have "freakouts" in?


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04 Jul 2004, 7:06 pm

I did very well at a private school that specializes in learning different students, which I attended from the middle of tenth grade until graduation. I attended public schools up until then, and I did not do as well as I would have hoped when I was attending a public high school. I was in the IB program at that , which was very difficult for me, and I averaged something close to a 3.0. When I started attending the private school, my academic performance increased dramatically, and I earned numerous awards for academic excellence. The school was tailored towards dyslexia, however, and its lack of advanced courses frustated me. I will be attending Georgia Tech this fall, which is known for being very rigorous. I have taken a few courses at the community college, and they've all gone fairly well.



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09 Jul 2004, 11:09 pm

I do ok (midline C's). Although I try, I can't sit down and study (just too hard for me). If I did actually study, I could prob. get B+'s/A's. Maybee next year? (since I just got switched into a new kind of class thanks to an IEP). Hope so!



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09 Jul 2004, 11:58 pm

Hope no one minds me responding in this thread... I graduated high school in June 1996. I did quite well, got A's, B's C's. I made the honor two or three times, my senior year.

Too bad those of us with Asperger's Syndrome, with high functioning autism have an average to above average intelligence and get average to not necessarily above average grades in school. Testing for anyone doesn't always measure someone's intelligence... even worse for aspies.



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11 Jul 2004, 5:36 pm

I've stopped going to high school this april. It was only a matter of time before I would break down. I am extremely oversensitive to teachers and children, and tests and everything that has something to do with school system, mostly :)
I am good with computers and programming but all the other kids do is watch porn in computer lab and play race games.

So those teachers treat other kids like some kind of less worthy human beings. One of the nazi-teachers even said she is "paid to torture us", while another made me stand in front of the class for half hour for some silly thing, that's reward you get by being silent like a mouse all the time.

Anyway, I still have some time to save this school year and if I don't then I probably wont ever leave my house again. :D



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11 Jul 2004, 8:04 pm

Bruno wrote:
I've stopped going to high school this april. It was only a matter of time before I would break down. I am extremely oversensitive to teachers and children, and tests and everything that has something to do with school system, mostly :)
I am good with computers and programming but all the other kids do is watch porn in computer lab and play race games.

So those teachers treat other kids like some kind of less worthy human beings. One of the nazi-teachers even said she is "paid to torture us", while another made me stand in front of the class for half hour for some silly thing, that's reward you get by being silent like a mouse all the time.

Anyway, I still have some time to save this school year and if I don't then I probably wont ever leave my house again. :D


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15 Jul 2004, 6:03 pm

I think I do really well in school. I got a "B" in CP english this year as a freshman in highschool. I plan to take CP biology and another CP class. next year as a sophomore. I play the tenor trombone in my band class.



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15 Jul 2004, 8:25 pm

Bruno,

Bruno wrote:
I've stopped going to high school this april. It was only a matter of time before I would break down. I am extremely oversensitive to teachers and children, and tests and everything that has something to do with school system, mostly :)
I am good with computers and programming but all the other kids do is watch porn in computer lab and play race games.

So those teachers treat other kids like some kind of less worthy human beings. One of the nazi-teachers even said she is "paid to torture us", while another made me stand in front of the class for half hour for some silly thing, that's reward you get by being silent like a mouse all the time.

Anyway, I still have some time to save this school year and if I don't then I probably wont ever leave my house again. :D


You made the right decision quitting school. I felt that way back in 7th grade, and it wasn't looking to get any better - I was making the honor rolls, but at the same time, was failing in two classes and they were going to cut my orchestra class and my recesses so I could keep up w/ the homework. Uggh.

Try homeschooling - I've done it for 5-6 years now, and I am quite sure that I never would have gotten my computer skills as honed as they are without quitting school and just focusing on what I wanted to learn - computers! Design a few programs, be the family computer consultant, and impress your friends - you'll be on your way to a great career in computers.

Sincerely yours,

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16 Jul 2004, 6:10 am

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16 Jul 2004, 1:48 pm

Hey Ladybug,

LadyBug wrote:
I found myself in this situation many years ago. I guess I shouldn't be shocked that it is still happening. I've been fighting a long and hard battle for my Aspie son to have accomodations in the public school. And for him not to succumb to the disciplinary message often given that he is a "bad boy".

Especailly as he has been frequently bullied and they often ignore, try to justify, or excuse it completely saying: "Nobody saw what happened." This when another child broke his finger in 3rd grade! Even when a rock was thrown at us from a window, and I immediately reported it! Unfortunately, he too had a teacher who was a bully in 2nd grade. I didn't find out about it until the end of the year in discovering so many parents had complained about her among themselves. I still can't figure out why they didn't organize and do something about it!

I will keep on them to give him the public education in a safe environment that he deserves. For as long as he can cope and stay mentally healthy through the sometimes brutal treatment by the one or two adults and children we encounter every year. He knows if it becomes too much for him, I will pick him up early from school, or allow him to stay home as much as he needs (within reason). He has NEVER taken advantage of this privilage.

I see it as being no different than one staying home from school for having a cold. Only he is staying home because one with troubles themselves becomes a thorn in his side trying to hurt, bully and push him around. He has spent the last 2 years on an ammended school day having eliminated lunch, music (noise sensitivity), and PE. It seems to have given him peace in time to develop. Yes, it's created financial hardship (my not working), as I've spent many years being home by the phone ready to rescue him anytime it is needed.

Personally, I can't say quitting school is ever a good answer. It is mostly a sad answer. And definitely a personal choice.

What instrument did you play? I played the violin.

LadyBug


I hope I didn't offend you with my answer back there - I am just a strong advocate of homeschooling simply because it has worked well for me. I homeschool because it allows me to pursue those interests in an environment that forces me to commit to my own education and allows me to grow and choose the directions I want to take - including college courses and online courses - at a pace that is comfortable for me.

Another reason is that where I live, the school system is constantly underfunded and is quite hostile to special needs children - ADD, Aspie, Learning Disabled, whatever - and I don't think we would have been able to survive very well even with accomodations, and your school system may be more accomodating. I am glad you are so commited to helping your son stay in school - he's lucky to have such a helpful mother.

As for orchestra, I played, and still play, the violin as well. I have also played in the Missoula Youth Symphony - the school system's audition-only orchestra with youth from all three high schools and some 'out-of-district' folks like me and several students from other towns.

Have a good day, and glad to talk with you.

Sincerely yours,

mentalman

P.S. If enough people want to have a discussion about different schooling options (i.e. public/private/homeschooling) then maybe I will start a new topic in this forum.



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16 Jul 2004, 4:08 pm

I hope I didn't offend you with my answer back there - I am just a strong advocate of homeschooling simply because it has worked well for me. I homeschool because it allows me to pursue those interests in an environment that forces me to commit to my own education and allows me to grow and choose the directions I want to take - including college courses and online courses - at a pace that is comfortable for me.[/quote]


No offense at all whatsoever. A bit sad in that anyone would have to quit school for these circumstances. Yes, we've often thought we might be pushed to do so in having no choice. So far, so good though. Although the last bully incident, the administrator even admitted, my son applied all his skills and could not have possibly avoided the situation. Even saying my Aspie was set-up.

Of course they won't put that stuff in writing, as I've been told such things before and asked them to! That's what makes the whole situation ridiculous at times. My Aspie really likes being around the other children. He too is very bright and makes it bittersweet when trying to get services. There has been an awful inside joke about parents of such bright children trying to take advantage of the Special Ed system.

So yes, I think it would be a good idea for you to present possible schooling options for the older child if others are interested. Maybe like what Tyroneshoelaces will be doing, yours an online course in options and getting started? Or in a blog?

We are close to a whole family of which my children befriended. They homeschool all of their children. They have never been in public schools. At least we have them as a resource. Sometimes they borrow books from my personal library collection.

The pleasure has been mine also. Thanks for the compliment and support of my motherhood efforts. Maybe we can share again sometime. The bad news is the behaviors from school do at times extend into the working environments also. Sad



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