So for now, she's kind of in No Man's Land. She refers to herself as a Sophomore with credits that didn't transfer.
Back to the Fine Arts Center... we are introduced to all the Counselors. One is assigned to each grade. And there are actually 5 principals: one for each grade level and one overall. I've already met both of Alyssa's.
The bell rings and everyone goes to their 1st Period class. We'll stay in each room for about 15 minutes. The teacher will give a little explanation about the class and we'll have the opportunity to ask questions.
There are a couple things I've noticed:
- Only about 20% of the parents show up. Only half of them bring their kids.
- Alyssa has "befriended" all of her teachers. They all gush about her.
- White people are definitely the minority.
- Her classes are spread all over the place - I won't be surprised if she ends up tardy to some!
Not so common, I guess.
They like her. Of course. ;-)
Academically, they think she's doing fine. Her English teacher apologized to her and to me, saying that she wished she could be in a better classroom situation. Her English class has a discipline problem, to say the least. Her P.E. Coach pulled me aside and asked if she'd be trying out for Drill Team. She wishes there was room to move her into her 2nd period Pre-Drill Team class, but alas, it's overcrowded as it is. She thinks Alyssa would be GREAT on the Lady Panthers! And of all of them, her favorite teacher is her Algebra teacher. For some reason, that strikes me as funny.
It's going to be an interesting year...