Thursday, May 7, 2009
School Starts May 18!
The good news is, I'm officially in the system for Trade Adjustment Assistance. The bad news is, I have so may pre-reqs it will take longer than TAA will cover (26 weeks for remedial training + 2 years for education). The catch with TAA is: It all has to be consecutive. So for now, we're paying for school.
But something interesting happened today. I went to the community college to submit my application and get some general academic advising, and while I was there I had to take a math placement test. Can I tell you that the math test was actually fun? I remembered how to solve for x. I remembered how to add fractions and balance equations. Now, more advanced algebra was just squiggles, taunting me. But I totally aced the pre-algebra portion. Gosh. I'm very happy right now.
I didn't get a perfect score- it was more like 78%. I have to retake algebra- and considering it's been 25 years since my last algebra class, I'm totally ok with that. But still, holy crap- math is fun, people.
So starting May 18, I'm taking compressed (12 weeks) summer courses in anthropology and algebra. It feels so totally AP high school.