The first day of school
And so it starts…the eager kids lined up in front of the classroom, the wistful (or relieved) parents greeting old friends and new teachers. Since her last name starts with “A”, Sophia got the first seat in the classroom, right up front. I think it’s going to be a great year for her.
My oldest started high school this morning. Nick took her to Starbucks and school today. She is loving it already. She started the frosh-soph basketball team the first day of summer, so she already has a lot of new friends as well as a few from junior high. She chose to go to the most challenging local school, instead of the one most of her friends are attending. Seventy Five percent of the students go on to four year universities (99% go to some college), and graduates from 2009 and 2010 went on to Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins, Harvey Mudd, MIT, Amherst, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Princeton, Stanford, Caltech–you get the idea. In a recent year, they had more graduates attend USC than any other public high school (or private, for that matter), something like 39 kids. Not bad for the local high school Nick and I went to years ago. Isabella is extremely bright, but tends to do what her friends are into, so we are hoping that having studious, academically competitive friends will inspire her.