Thursday, June 16, 2016
Old Home Day
Why I was back in this class is kind of a long story. Why they even needed a sub is an open question. When I talked to Ms. A, I was told that most of her regulars had graduated.
Graduation at the continuation high school doesn't work like traditional high schools. A set amount of work counts for a credit. Once the student earns the district (not sure if this is statewide) required 220 credits, they graduate. They can finish at any time, not just in June.
There was one girl who needed a little help with her history assignment. Otherwise, things were pretty dead until the afternoon. That's when the instructional assistant (IA) arrived with Angel in tow. (I'm looking back through previous posts. I haven't mentioned Angel much. Which surprises me, as she was the type of student that frequently fills my posts.)
I hadn't seen Angel in a while as she graduated a while ago. She's now at a local community college studying forensics. She came by campus to make sure her boyfriend got grad night tickets as they were going together.
A couple others stopped by to pick up paperwork they needed for college enrollment or just for their personal records (stuff they should have on hand in case they ever need it). One of the boys had been at the school for a while (and never made the blog--a good student), so it was good to see that he'd finally finished.
Then Taylor stopped by. She needed help with something for college and help with finding a new job as she'd just stopped going to her old one... The IA, who was as bored as me, was happy to help.
An actual student walked in for 7th period. He started a math assignment. He waved me off when I initially offered, but when he got stuck, he was happy for my help.
Taylor chimed in. She said I was a good one to help him. I guess she does remember and appreciate how I helped her finish that final credit.
Note: Today is the last day of school. Next week is when I recap this week. I have a couple more subbing stories. Then it'll be time for my annual repost of the Graduation Daydream and my Year End Stats (spoiler: my days are up for this year). That will be either next week or the week after, depending on how the posts work out.