posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 05:37 PM
My daughter is 17. She is bright. She is so very smart. SHe scored a 27 on the AcT test. However, she is a senior in high school and has a 2.42 grade
point average (GPA) on a 4 pt scale.
That is issue #1. Her GPA. Why is it a 2.42? She will not do her homework. Period. The kid gets A's on her tests without even trying. Then doesnt
turn in ANY homework. I have nagged for 4 years to no avail. I have grounded her taken away privelages, etc. She will do it for a while then stops. If
you look at her grades all of her tests are 100's. Her homework grades are 0. She has taken honors classes since she started high school and advanced
placement classes. But...she flunked Algebra 2 last year because homework was 80% of the grade and well...you see how that worked out for her. So this
year she is taking Pre Calculus. I was shocked and went to the school and said why isnt she in Algebra 2 again to make up the credit and they told me
she was way to smart for it. Her test scores prove it. So she takes Algebra 2 in night school to make up the credit and Pre CAl during the day. This
year she finally has her act together and the first grading term she had 5 A'S AND 2 b'S. A 3.71 for the semester.
Issue #2...she applied to college after long thought and deliberation...she decided to apply to two. One she is holding off on until after Christmas
break and her new grades are posted because they have a 50% declination rate. SO , she applied to her first choice, and found out this week her
application is under review because she does not have the GPA for automatic admission (2.5). So now she has to wait until her transcript and test
scored undergo acedemic review and see if she gets accepted.
THe wait is agonizing. I do not want to see her "left behind" and disappointed but I feel she has learned a valuable lesson in all of this and it is
really breaking my heart. I hate seeing her so hurt and upset and mad at herself but if she gets into this college it will literally be by the skin of
her teeth. I seriously doubt she will get accpeted to the other her GPA is just too low.
So please send some good vibes our way. She is a good kid. She is the editor of the yearbook, plays varsity soccer, is in the band, works a part time
job, and is the wrestling team manager. SHe is a popular fun kid and she is never in trouble.
She is stubborn though and seems she has to always learn the lessons the hard way and it truly hurts as a mom to watch.
She wants to be a physical therapist for a childrens hospital and she has a heart of gold.
Please please pray for good news. This is truly agonizing. I know she did this to herself and she hasnt applied herself. I know she deserves to be
waitlisted. But, as one parent to another...please send some positive energy our way.