Graduation

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Agent
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I'm graduating today. The shock really hasen't set in yet, but I'm begining to feel it. Anyway, I was wondering if anybody else is graduating today or fairly soon.
If you are, what are your plans after high school. To get started, I'm going to ASU in three months.
On a more serious note, do all seniors have to pass a state written test as part of No Child Left Behind to graduate?

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Triad Mage
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I believe most states give it to juniors, so people that fail don't need to stay back.

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Massachusetts has the MCAS, which is given several times throughout a person's academic career. In order to graduate, the one given in sophomore year (grade 10) must be passed. There are chances to make it up if you fail the first couple times. Some people hate it because even teachers think it's difficult, but some people like it.

I am graduating on June 7th. Today was the last day of school for seniors at Revere High School.

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I never had to pass a written test to graduate high school.

Missouri just has the Missouri Assessment Program, which everybody has to take like four tests in throughout the course of high school. Of course, they have no bearing on your graduating, they just represent how well the school teaches... the test.

EDIT: That said, my year of my high school dodged so many bullets in the form of extra tests, strange graduation requirements, the written ACT/SAT sections, and so on, that there could very well be some test in place that I'm unaware of.

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quote:
Originally written by Andraste:

I'm graduating today. The shock really hasen't set in yet, but I'm begining to feel it. Anyway, I was wondering if anybody else is graduating today or fairly soon.
If you are, what are your plans after high school. To get started, I'm going to ASU in three months.
On a more serious note, do all seniors have to pass a state written test as part of No Child Left Behind to graduate?

ASU as in Appalachian State University? My sister is an alumni of there. Today was my last day of high school... it ended with our band concert tonight. We played well, at least.

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If ASU is Arizona State University, then I'm sorry to hear it. Unless your planning to party until you graduate,

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No shock for me. Just relief and a feeling that my time has been wasted. As for next year, I'm heading to the University of Michigan. I know I'll major in civil engineering, and I'm tossing around the idea of a dual-degree in either architecture or urban planning, which I plan to do in graduate school regardless.

I had to take some sort of child's-play test freshman year, which apparently had something to do with my (private) school's accreditation, but it wasn't a graduation requirement or anything of that nature.
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My state has the CIM, but that's about to go through another huge readjustment. I passed it during my sophomore year. Only a part of it is writing, though.

Dikiyoba is not graduating until the eleventh. Then it's one very short summer until Dikiyoba heads off to college.
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Originally written by Dikiyoba:

My state has the CIM, but that's about to go through another huge readjustment. I passed it during my sophomore year. Only a part of it is writing, though.

Dikiyoba is not graduating until the eleventh. Then it's one very short summer until Dikiyoba heads off to college.

Oregon has the CIM. Or CAM. Or both.

The multitude of tests is a tribute to test writers, and a heavy hint to graduating seniors that there just may be a good career out there in test writing. Best advice is to become good at it, then move overseas so that you can be out-sourced, to yourself. How sweet would that be!

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Originally written by VCH:

To collage, to collage, get it straight. :cool:
You see, in normal places, that is pronounced collarge, and it is a type of art. :P

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I've only ever graduated from primary school, and thats about as much graduating as I'm going to get. But I might be going to some of my friends graduation later on this year.

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I graduated from high school ten years ago in June - I think it was June 14. I remember feeling as though it was a big change, but if you're going to college, your true exposure to the "real world" will still be pretty limited. The real shock for me came after graduating from university.

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I'm finishing 8th grade. Does that count?

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quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

My state has the CIM, but that's about to go through another huge readjustment. I passed it during my sophomore year. Only a part of it is writing, though.

Dikiyoba is not graduating until the eleventh. Then it's one very short summer until Dikiyoba heads off to college.

Short summer? Are you going to a service academy?
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I graduated high school five years ago, and then took a couple years off to work and do other things.

I won't be graduating college for another two years, but since summer is a short quarter I get a break for the next three months.
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Grats to everyone graduating.

And I think college is not so special as the capital letters above make it out to be... just give a thought to what you'll do with your life once it's over, and you'll be fine.

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quote:
Originally written by Indifferent Salmon:

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Originally written by Dikiyoba:

My state has the CIM, but that's about to go through another huge readjustment. I passed it during my sophomore year. Only a part of it is writing, though.

Dikiyoba is not graduating until the eleventh. Then it's one very short summer until Dikiyoba heads off to college.

Oregon has the CIM. Or CAM. Or both.

The CIM anyway, which I'm pretty much right in the middle of now, though it doesn't stress me out much.

I still have two more years before I graduate, which I like more than graduating this year.

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I've graduated high school (a least its analog in Russia) in 96'th but still I remember the feeling that something both great and annoying in my life is over.
To all people, who is graduating - best wishes. Don't miss the right way, making your next step. Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

N.B. The last is not mine, but it fits the moment, I think.

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Originally by PoD person:

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Short summer? Are you going to a service academy?
No, I'm just used to getting out of school in the first few days of June and not having to go back to school until September, but this year I'm not out until towards the middle of June and I start college the middle of August, so it will seem short to me.

Originally by Jumpin' Salmon:

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Oregon has the CIM. Or CAM. Or both.
In theory, CIM is for sophomores, CAM is for seniors, but CAM has basically been dropped.

And Dikiyoba is from Oregon.
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Triad Mage
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Originally written by 84,000 Stupas:

Grats to everyone graduating.

And I think college is not so special as the capital letters above make it out to be... just give a thought to what you'll do with your life once it's over, and you'll be fine.

But you went to UChicago :P

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The capital letters don't lie, friend. There are precious few other opportunities to so completely choose your own agenda and regulate your time for your own purposes. I certainly failed to appreciate it at the time, and that's why I'm endorsing it now.

Also, U Chicago does explain things. :D
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I am going to Arizona State University and to all those rumors about it being a party school, well yea, they are true. But I'm not going there to party. But I will be the freshman with the beer conection... But no.

Here's a fun Arizona fact: All high school students have to pass the AIMS test. However, when it was first written, the superintendent of public schools couldn't pass the math part. She quickly left the state.

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