My parents and I have been in an argument for a long time over where I go to high school. I'm smart, I have straight A's and am 2 years ahead of my grade in math. However, I want to go to my local public high school.
I've gone to public school pretty much all my life (I lived in europe when I was really young and attended international schools there) and I see nothing wrong with it. My public school system is one of the best in the state, and the school is like 200th in the country, which is not that bad. Plus, every single one of my friends is going, and its not that easy to make new friends in high school, especially when you've known your friends since 2nd grade like I have.
However, my parents are trying to force me to go to the international academy. But there are several things I don't like about it. First of all, you have no electives. You pick a language, and thats it. I really enjoy engineering technology and art, but there is no chance I could do that. (did I mention my local high school has 5 pages of electives, plus they have trimesters, so I could try out more.) Also, I wouldn;t be able to get the full high school experience, which I feel is very important in my life. Like I wouldn't be able to have all those special memories, because IA doesn';t do that!
However, you have to win a lottery to get in, and then pass a test. I know I can pass the test, because both my sisters passed and attend (from what they say, i dont wanna go.)
And if I don't pass the lottery, they have started looking into these fancy expensive private schools in our area. I don't want to go to private school, nor have I ever, and I don;t know if my parents would be able to afford it. That might sound good, but that could mean dipping into our savings instead, which I don't want them to do. We wouldn't qualify for financial aid, but my parents have 4 kids, all who have to go through college and get married. And those schools sound so rigorous and intense, I don't want that!
And when I try to tell my parents all this, they say I'm too young to understand and they get to make the decision. What do you think I should do? And please don't just say my parents know what they're talking about and I don't, because this affects ME, not them! How do I get this through to them. They say they're not giving me a choice. Help me!
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