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Lillie Said:

Where do I go for High School!?!?

We Answered:

I would let 2 factors guide your decision:

1) How serious a student are you? If you are ready to buckle down, then go to ASTI. But if you like your free time, you will hate it. Most students won't be ready for that commitment (I wasn't ready for the college transition, even at 18). But, you can certainly do it, if you have the dedication.

2) Where do you plan to go to college, eventually? If it's at the local community college, great. Otherwise, make sure that any credits you get from ASTI will transfer to the school you eventually want to go to.

This is what I would suggest: Go to the local high school, and if you still want college credits, you can take summer classes at a local college. Then you have the best of both worlds: a head start on college, but you don't have to feel like you are being force-fed a heavy course load. Plus, if something else comes up (like a study abroad opportunity), you can take 1 summer off. You definitely won't have this luxury when you're working one day...

...and if you still want to learn even *more*, you can get the textbooks you will be using for college, and start studying those on weekends. I'd especially recommend this for courses which might be required for a major, but which you know you'd struggle with.

Hope this helps. =)

Cindy Said:

money money money money money money?

We Answered:

Being a kid, I can't say I know a lot about college degrees. But I do know that teachers deserve more than they make. Kids are awful, it's true. And teachers are the ones who are responsible for teaching the future surgeons, lawyers, politicians, etc. They deserve much more credit than they get.
However, In my opinion, teachers make very low salaries. But being surrounded by the richest of the rich, I have been corrupted by the upperclass, so I guess my opinion doesn't mean much :P But when I heard that 100-120k was the maximum salary at my high school, I immediately thought it was low. But now that I think about it, that's pretty good, when compared to the pitiful average salary.

Hector Said:

Peaceful area in Bay area?

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I don't know about your price range or, honestly, if you'll find something for that price that's 2 bedrooms. Walnut Creek is nice, that's in Contra Costa county. I currently live in Marin county and I love it. There are lots of smaller towns in Marin county that are both gorgeous & peaceful. Mill Valley, San Rafael, Sausalito, Fairfax, and Larkspur are all very nice.

Best of luck!

Karen Said:

Would you allow your children to take a class in 'swearing'?

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Well, it'll automatically make cussing uncool, but I imagine it's a waste of time and taxpayer dollars. I think parents should teach their kids to swear...or acutally, teach them it's uncool to swear. But if you really need to think up some good ones, just listen in on your average bus conversation.

Suzanne Said:

Is the west part of Alameda, California (across the street from Chipman Middle School) Still a Bad Area?

We Answered:

likely worse…

Brian Said:

Buying a house with quite, private neighborhood in bayarea. Need help with choose the area!?

We Answered:

The more distant you go from the bay area the less expensive real estate is. All the areas you mention are the priciest in the area. If it is possible for you have employment in other of these areas, it will be a good idea to look at other options. Housing in areas like Fresno, Stockton, Walnut Grove, Vallejo, Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Sonoma, Glen Ellen, Sebastopol, will be considerably less, or you will get more house for your money in these areas.Good luck.

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