Sprog is due to graduate, holy shit, June of this year. Second semester is starting with the counselor jacking his schedule all to hell because he’s “missing .5 art credits”. When we found out this was happening we weren’t happy, we were even less happy when they wanted US to prove that he actually took the art class with a report card. A report card FROM NINTH GRADE. Come on people. You are the institution, you are the one that ISSUES THE DAMN REPORT CARDS, you are telling me that you in all that freaking paperwork don’t have it? His transcripts are somehow unclear?
UGH. Part of the issue is that his school counseling system is broken into “houses” (way less cool than Harry Potter) and up until this year his house has been V. Now suddenly he is in H house and has a brand spanking new counselor. A bit has been lost in this transition. So even though it means that he’s having to give up his architecture credit as long as he gets to graduate on time and it doesn’t mess with anything else? I’m willing to just go with it and get this crap done. We need as little stress around here as possible (especially given all the personal drama). I also had hope that maybe this was just going to turn out to be a good thing, Sprog needs a change of scenery and people around him.
Or at least I was of that mind until today when I got a text from him telling me that his art teacher didn’t charge him a supply fee because “you won’t be getting credit for this course”. UM WHAT THE FUCK? No. NO. Now we are in full hand flapping freak out mode and I’m calling the counselor, like within one minute of getting that text, all while bitching on twitter of course (just keeping this honest).
I just received my call back from the counselor and she told me that the art teacher had also e-mailed her. SHOCKING. So it’s all “okay” because it’s their fault that he is missing the .5 credit in the first place. Apparently she FOUND his art information and he only took half a year of sculpture because the school pulled him out and put him in PE second semester. So since they did that they are putting in a half class now for .5 credit as a “make-up” but obviously didn’t inform the art teacher OR ANYONE ELSE because they didn’t know he had any art at all. This school man, they drive me insane. So of course I express my concern that now his “tech credit” is in jeopardy because he’s had to sacrifice half a year of his architecture design class (that he loved) over this and she assures me that last year’s architecture I tech credit has him covered.
My head is pounding. POUNDING.