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I am currently enrolled as a junior in high school.
My class(2010) has been subjected by the state of NC to complete a senior project consisting of a paper (due junior year) and a physical product (due senior year). Last semester I completed and submitted the paper, but my teacher did not accept it because it was a day late.(he did not say that he did not accept/grade the paper until after the semester had ended) The paper was late due to a doctors appointment that was scheduled by my parent of which i could not reschedule. I acted how i believed i should have and turned in the paper the next day along with the doctor’s note. He did not turn the doctors note in, therefore committing a federal offense. When inquired of the paper and note he replied stating that he did not believe it fair that i have an additional day over the other students. i did, however, have the paper done by the day before it was due, of coarse. The principal noted that he did commit a federal offense and required him to grade the paper.He did so and i received a 44, which i believed to be an unreasonable grade. At the same time i came into contact with the information that i received a 0 on the final exam, which also seemed unlogical to me considering that points are awarded for simply titling the paper. The principal soon switched angles and decided that he stood by his teacher over anything and backed his decisions. I realized that i had to cut my loses so i dropped it. I am now attempting to take english 3 (the class through which the paper is handled) online through the county online school. This is completely legal and is common in our school system but my school has decided that they will not allow this, even as they allowed me to take extra classes online last year. According to the schools plan i am to take english three next year (my should have been senior year). next year i will have all the classes needed to graduate with a surplus of additional classes, but the school is to require me to stay a 5th year just so it can be recorded that i had a senior year, even though any classes i would take that year would be completely unnecessary. My other option is to home school the rest of my junior year and the duration of my senior year. The issue here is that, even though student are allowed by the state to engage in extracurricular activities at the nearest school to their residence if home schooled, my school mysteriously will not allow my to do so. I am an extremely involved student in extracurriculars. Begining homeschooling would mean sacrificing allot. I have several state level competitions coming up in April. What should i do?
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