I went to a local high school freshman year and got decent grades (around 3.5 GPA), but I was absent to the tune of around 18 absences per semester (the maximum). My science teacher even let me stay after school one day as a punishment so I could pass the class with my A+, instead of having to default me to an F like he was supposed to (since I had 18 absences).
Anyways, these absences were due to mysterious stomach pains, which I had been getting checked out for about a year with my doctor, and several specialists, who found nothing. Sophomore year, I hated all of my classes and I had a different lunch period than my close group of friends, which made school that much worse. During the first semester of my sophomore year, I enrolled in an independent study program offered by my school district.
The stomach pains have gone away (I have since found out they are due to anxiety), and I am able to work at a reasonable pace (I can even progress faster than students in my old HS, if I choose to). But, I am left with a large workload that has tested my mental fortitude. Coupled with almost no social interaction, I am left in a predicament.
As a junior, I'm asking you this; should I return to my local high school for senior year? Or should I just tough it out and graduate from independent study?
-More free time
-Way behind socially
-Anxiety (which I hope to conquer)
Independent study Pros:
-Will look better on a college app. if I graduate
-Work at my own pace
Independent study Cons:
-No social interaction
-Having to help immigrant parents with daily issues
Help me decide what to do!
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