Because we were at Lake Dillon during Tadpole's high schools registration period (which was announced late and not the same week as registration for the rest of the school district), Tadpole needed to sort out his school stuff. After many phone messages, I finally went by the school to get his schedule and try to sort out registration, then dropped him off at the school where I hope he's been able to finish off the job. Because Tad never got a copy of his pre-registration, we didn't have any idea what he'd signed up for and whether he'd get scheduled for the classes he needed. And so, there were some surprises in his schedule...
US History AP
History of Rock and Roll AP
English 11 Honors
Great Books Seminar
Missing completely was orchestra/symphony/music; also missing were German IV and either AP Physics or Chemistry II. Rock and Roll is an unnecessary elective since Tad's language and music classes eat up most of his elective choices; if he took any more free electives this year he'd run out of electives for his senior year. It amazed me that Rock-n-Roll is available as an Advanced Placement course. The Great Books class is unnecessary since Tad took that class as a freshman and will have his communications group requirement met by taking German classes. Culinary Arts is also unnecessary; Tad already has great cooking skills. And, the Geol./Astron. could be swapped for Physics or advanced chemistry. The independent study might work out as a music study or as a way to keep registered with the gifted program.
It'll be interesting to see how much progress Tad makes today on fixing things and getting ready for his string bass lesson. Yesterday he had a cello lesson and his final summer "Music Connections" class, plus went swimming with his Scout troop. School begins in just a few days.