Many of you who have been following me for quite some time now (or those who have back-read my entries) know that I pulled out my Bae from her traditional high school in order to home study so she can skip the K-12 program. Transferring schools mean shaving a year from high school (fast-tracking 3 years into 2 by advanced work & self-studying), and she can go to college in the timeframe we planned. Right now, we are back on track & I’m happy with my decision.
I was 16 when I graduated high school, 20 when I graduated College. My kids already have 2 extra years of school because of Prep + Grade 7. I am not willing for them to stay another extra year just because every time the government changes leadership, the educational system gets whacked & reinvented. Whatever the reason is for another year, I will never comprehend. Maybe it’s applicable in public school since many opt to work right after their secondary education & they need the IB courses. But for students in private schools -most of who are already given 2 extra years, I really see no sense since most continue on to higher learning.
Besides, since 2 (maybe 3, let’s see) of my kids are taking Med, it’s already an extra 4 years of school & then some. Uugod-ugod na kami ni Kap nagaaral pa ran sila at nag papa-tuition pa rin kami, anubah. When will I get pa my ROI hehe. NKKLK, ayoko na.
Kap was against it at first because between the 2 of us, he is the old-fashioned one & resistant to any change. Ano ba yang home-school na yan, was his never-ending question every time the issue comes up. May matututunan ba and anak natin diyan? Baka iskul-bukol lang and mangyari. Secretly, I also had my fears. Although our Bae has good study ethics, this home school & self-pacing was a completely new territory for us. Pag pumalpak, lagot ako. Baka imbes na maka-graduate at 18 eh madagdagan pa ng ilang taon.
So for 2 years I was holding my breath & kept praying that I made the right decision. It was only around 2 weeks ago that I was finally able to breathe a big sigh of relief when my Bae got all her high school credentials from her American distance school & her local university of choice accepted all her documents, no questions asked.
O Honey, legit naman pala! :P Okay, alright na! :P
On the last week of April, we were officially enrolled & my Bae was finally a #GrowlingTiger , thank God! Makakahinga na aka ng maluwag.
To be honest, UST wasn’t her first choice, although it was really mine due to logistics -plus with her brother being there, puwede silang magsabay. Ateneo is so far & the traffic situation is really bad. Everyone I know from the South who has a child studying there tells me the same. Either mag-condo or mag-dorm daw, so it was not an ideal situation for me. But since my Bae wanted Blue, I had to give my full support at magtiwala nalang kay Batman.
The Lord works in mysterious ways & changed my Bae’s heart & condition of the mind. She has now come to accept & love USTe as her home away from home. Kaya ngayon, ibang kalbaryo na naman ang pagdaraanan ko. 4 years again of bated breath hoping everything turns out okay for her, kung hindi, lagot ako! #AMomsLife