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A reason to celebrate March 19, 2012

Posted by mareserinitatis in education, gifted, older son.
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A couple months ago, I mentioned that the older boy had been kicked out of school.  Today, however, we’re celebrating because he took and passed his GED last week, and we got his scores this morning.

I was rather nervous that he might not pass one or two of the sections, but I ended up being very wrong.  He was in the 98th or 99th percentile (and aced the science exam) on all but one section: writing.  I’m actually surprised he did that well given he’s really never had any high school classes in any of this stuff.  He’d done a lot of stuff in math online, and he had taken the US History CLEP exams last year.  On the other hand, I’m not surprised that writing was his poorest test.  It’s not that he’s a poor writer, because he’s not.  However, he has significant difficulty with the physical act of writing, which really slows him down.  Also, they asked him to write on sports, of all things.  Poor kid.

However, he did pass the exam, and now he’s said he wants to go to college.  I told him that he’s got about a year and a half before getting his apps in, so he needs to figure out where he wants to go and what he wants to do when he gets there.  I’m curious to see what he decides.  In the short term, however, he’s studying for another CLEP.  After that, he gets to join the adult world for real: it’s time to start looking for a job.

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1. Katiesci - March 20, 2012

Woo-hoo! Great job to him! Definitely a reason to celebrate.

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