As many of you know, my oldest, Missy is a freshman in high school. To say she hates it...is putting it mildly. While I enjoyed high school (boys!) and after school activities (boys!) and football games (boys in tights!) she hates it with a passion that is right up there with doing your taxes and jock itch. She has made a few friends, but she is not into drama, and therefore loses said friends quickly. She doesn't drink, doesn't smoke, and is not a fashionista. This is a girl who dreams of getting a condo on the beach, and being a bakery manager at Publix. While other girls peruse the racks of clothes at Target, I find her in the kitchen section. She knows what she wants, and frankly, I admire that in a 14 year old. The girl is not Harvard or UF bound, and I'm ok with that. Not everyone has to go to a 4 year college to be a success.
She texted me today from a class she hated, to tell me she was sick of high school. Asked me if there was anyway she could graduate early. Well, in Florida, there IS a way. They have virtual online school. While she is still going to high school, if she takes one extra class per semester, and two over the summer, she will have 8 extra credits and be able to graduate at the end of her junior year, when she is 16. She is a self motivated kid...I'm pretty sure she can handle it. What say you, readers? Should I spring for the laptop for my freshman girl, so she can graduate a year early and be a 16 year old college student, getting her degree in culinary arts?