I peeked my head into our home office this morning at my youngest son to interact with him during his day off from school. He was studying Algebra and that makes my heart warm and makes me smile. One of the most difficult courses I have ever encountered in college has been Algebra. I am not simply interest only in Photography but I have an interest to complete two Algebra classes that have been kicking my brain into a tailspin for years. Anyone who has known me during my college years know that I avoid mathematical classes and despise Algebra. I believe it is all psychological but folks have told me I can conquer Algebra if I put my mind into it. I suppose as long as I am alive I will eventually complete the required courses. I did complete one of the Algebra classes with a “B”…..YUP! I was surprised too! Three more Mathematical base classes to go than Statistical research…..just reading those words make my head throb at the very thought of the challenge.
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Listen up parents if you have students who will be attending college after their high school graduation. Now would be a time to start prepping the youngster for the SAT’s, in most cases the scholarship and admittance is connected with the GPA and SAT scores in regardless of being the child being an athlete. Far too many of our students are learning this during their 11th grade year. If you know you want your child to go to college, set them on the right course from the moment they can read and walk. If you were not able to than by the ninth grade, at least!
I believe in an higher education, self development and the continued pursuit of knowledge.