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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Answered

Oh boy, Instructables.... It's happened again. My Mom asked me if I want to change schools next year. I have no idea on this one. Usually one school sticks out above the rest, but this is tough. At the school I'm going to right now, I'm all settled in, it's a decent school, and I've got friends here. My only complaint is that there's no band. The school my mom wants me to go to is the 60th best school in the US, plus it's a public school, so that saves us a bunch of money by not having to pay tuition. If I go to this school, Mom said we'd have enough to get me a new computer and a decent car, both of which I could really use. Also, there's a band, and let's face it, school just sucks more without band. This potential school sounds like a dream school to me, band, great academics, small class sizes, but I'm not sure if I'm willing to leave a place where I've got friends. I mean, it's not like I've never done this before (5 schools since middle school, FTW), but that doesn't make it suck any less. So, thoughts? Anyone else been in a fix like this before? Help me out, here, guys ;-)

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the new school sound great! I agree with kiteman on this one, go to see the school alone and see what you think of it. and remember, just because you have moved, doesn't mean you have to leave them behind. keep in touch with them, facebook ,email, letters, ect. but which ever school you choose, good luck!

I like change, and take the chance as often as possible. I never leave friends behind, I keep in touch with the ones that matter.

"If I go there will be trouble An if I stay it will be double" GO!

As a fellow teenager, I recommend taking the path of the new school. Here's why: 1. Facebook. It makes it easier than ever to keep in touch with old friends. 2. Perks. Look what you're getting out of this, a new car, a new computer, and a chance to go to one of the best schools in the nation. If you think these are things you can go the rest of your highschool career without, then by all means remain where you are. 3. Experience. Most kids your age spend their entire academic career more or less in the same area. By making this move you'll be adding the life experience of a totally new environment and totally new people, something that you will value greatly later in life. In the end, it's your call, but knowing a little bit about your situation, I say go for it.

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canida

9 years ago

The logistics definitely favor switching schools - not having to pay tuition is a pretty major improvement, and it sounds like the school has lots of things you'd like. It also sounds like you've figured out how to settle into a new place, so perhaps it wouldn't be too much of a pain in the neck. I agree with Kiteman - go check it out, maybe talk to friends (or friends-of-friends? random strangers?) who go there and do the things you'd be part of, and see if it feels like a good fit.

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bumpus

9 years ago

Whats better than making more friends? Go for the new school.

Ride = chicks = The pursuit of happyness

Switch!!

Mark, you know me (the ladies man wannabe), I would go for the girls, but mostly for band! Speaking of which we have a Tener Sax graduating this year so if you come back you're garunteed 1st part!!! But really it sucked for me to move schools but I always found better people, if that helps!

5 schools since middle school? Your parents are either in the military or running from the law. I would switch schools, a car means you can get girls, and girls means, well i dont have to explain what girls means:P ... your going to have an empty wallet.

42.

Just kidding.

I probably would go to the new school because hey; it's possible to make new friends right?

Unless you're a demon.

Visit the new school, alone. Chat to the staff, have lunch in the canteen and chat to random students. Then, think about geography. If it's not much further than your current school, you have no reason to lose physical touch with your friends (you can still meet them at the mall, skate-park, whatever), and technology means you can talk to them whenever you like. Then, go with your gut feelings. Nobody else can tell you if you'll be happy there.