College Classes and Early Dismissal

College Classes and Early Dismissal

I’m a senior this year and starting on getting college out of the way once I get out of high school. First semester I have Math 120 Monday and Wednesday. English 101 Tuesday and Thursday. At first I did not want to do college classes, I was nervous, I did not know how they were going to be and if I was going to be able to handle college and high school classes. My mom talked me into it, so I signed up for it and went to the college orientation. I met Mrs. Painter, she was really nice, helpful and made me feel a lot better about taking college classes. At first I had Mrs.Kaczmarczyk for AP English and Mrs. Sartor for Probability and Statistics. A week or so before school started I got an email about my classes being switched and I got worried. I went to open house at Gaffney and met my new teachers, Mrs. Fall and Mrs. Camp. Mrs. Camp helped me out a lot with my schedule and trying to figure out my classes. I have early dismissal, which means I do not have a fourth block. The difference with college and high school classes is teaching. When my college teachers are done teaching the lesson we get to go home. When they’re done, they’re done for the day. With high school classes when teachers are done teaching we have to wait for the bell before we can go home or go to our next class. Another difference is schoolwork and homework. With college classes when we get done with the lesson we go home and do our homework and it is due the day of the test. In high school classes homework is due the next day or the day after that depending on the teacher and the work. I don’t know if I would say college classes are harder or not because even in high school the classes progress each year. I highly recommend taking college classes if you plan on going to college. It knocks them out and you’re still somewhat used to a highschool schedule instead of completely changing up right after highschool. Not everybody gets early dismissal so there’s a chance you’ll still have a fourth block.