then how about going to summer school?
don't cringe just yet! i was talking about finding a college or a university and attending for the summer. a lot of colleges have open enrollment in the summer, during which time community members AND high school students can register for classes.
when i was in 11th grade, my guidance counserlor recommended that i spend the summer away from home and sampling college life.
i enrolled in a summer program for high school students at UC Santa Barbara. I took Econ 1 with regular college students, but I lived with people my own age ... in a dorm on the beach. I spent six weeks away from home living by the beach with loads of independence, and all I had to do was learn supply and demand!
I got transferable uni. credits. I met great people. I came back a changed person. I can't guarantee that the experience will make you a better or different person, but at least you'll have a start on your university transcript. And it looks good on a college app
check out: http://summer.berkeley.edu http://summer.ucla.edu
uhh, i don't have many urls off the top of my head, but if you search online forany college, they'll have info about summer sessions on their website somewhere.
and did i mention i lived on the beach? that was pretty cool.
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