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buckeye_vol
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re: Competition for College Admissions in Texas is unreal
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for those saying this is an "easy" school, look at the test scores.
The ACT/SAT scores are good, but they don’t stand out as anything exceptional for affluent, suburban school districts.


lsupride87
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re: Competition for College Admissions in Texas is unreal
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He said, "Hmmm, not really, we had a lot of fun doing projects and doing debate stuff,but when I think about school on those terms I dont have a whole lot of fun memories"

As a parent, that makes me kind of sad. Its like he had four years of HS Student Job and then he graduated. All I remember from my HS days is the fun we had.
I agree

People like to shite on the younger generation as being lazy or entitled, but they are getting far more pressure at a younger age than any other from a school perspective.


supatigah
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re: Competition for College Admissions in Texas is unreal
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The ACT/SAT scores are good, but they don’t stand out as anything exceptional for affluent, suburban school districts.


i didn't say they stood out beyond comparative schools. I posted the links to show the school is in line with other similar suburban schools.

People earlier in the thread said my kids were going to an easy high school and that is not the case at all. if the school gave easy grades, the test score would not be in line with other schools in their demographics.

Unless they are all easy


tigerinthebueche
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Member since Oct 2010
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re: Competition for College Admissions in Texas is unreal
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People like to shite on the younger generation as being lazy or entitled, but they are getting far more pressure at a younger age than any other from a school perspective.









lsupride87
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: Competition for College Admissions in Texas is unreal
Why are you rolling your eyes?

Just in the time since I graduated it is crazy how much school has changed
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Montezuma
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re: Competition for College Admissions in Texas is unreal
Connections
Professors
Students
Research Opportunities

All are better at the Ivy League in comparison.

Your argument is basically saying that the textbooks are the same. In that case, Nicholls and LSU are the exact same


lsupride87
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re: Competition for College Admissions in Texas is unreal
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Connections
Yes
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Professors
No, not for many majors and disciplines at UT or A&M
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Students
see above
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Research Opportunities
Yes


Montezuma
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Member since Apr 2013
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re: Competition for College Admissions in Texas is unreal
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Professors

No, not for many majors and disciplines at UT or A&M

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Students

see above




buckeye_vol
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Member since Jul 2014
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re: Competition for College Admissions in Texas is unreal
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People earlier in the thread said my kids were going to an easy high school and that is not the case at all. if the school gave easy grades, the test score would not be in line with other schools in their demographics.
Gotcha. I’m pretty sure colleges unweight those AP grades, so besides the class rankings and the automatic qualifiers (kind of dumb), those with inflated GPA won't get as much as a benefit (besides the rigor of the curriculum) as the weighted GPA would suggest.


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lsupride87
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re: Competition for College Admissions in Texas is unreal
Why are you laughing?


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shotcaller1
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Member since Oct 2014
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re: Competition for College Admissions in Texas is unreal
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hey look at the big brain on you


Nahh, school, like most things, measures level of effort. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to make good grades.

Also, it doesn't take a Jesus freak to do some giving back to the community via service.

You forgot to mention your children's involvement in extra curriculars, which are increasingly given additional weight in college admissions with every passing year.

That's likely where you failed as a parent... to instill a sense of selfless giving in your kids. And they get to pay for it by having the stain that is community college on their transcripts.
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vistajay
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re: Competition for College Admissions in Texas is unreal
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I'm trying to figure out why a person smart enough to get the highest possible score would waste time and money taking the test again. I think you were misled or you're misleading.


No one would take it again if they received a composite 36, unless they screwed up the essay writing section and wanted to improve that. More likely, she got a 36 on one section of the test and that distinction was lost in the rumor mill.


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jchamil
Member since Nov 2009
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re: Competition for College Admissions in Texas is unreal
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That's likely where you failed as a parent.


Dude is on here talking about his two kids graduating from high school with good grades and getting accepted to college, an you are saying he failed as parent? Give me a fricking break


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uway
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re: Competition for College Admissions in Texas is unreal
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There is a Facebook group in our area that counsels Parents here on maximizing and manipulating the scheduling process to get the highest possible GPA. One thing they do is take non-AP courses like PE online or their senior year to minimize the impact of non-5.0 courses on their transcript


What a bunch of horse shite.

Things have gotten stupid.


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Geauxgurt
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re: Competition for College Admissions in Texas is unreal
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My son graduated in the Top 17% of his class at a Katy ISD school. He had a 4.2 GPA and a 30 ACT. Because of the AP courses the kids take there were >100 kids above 4.0 in his class of 480 kids with three kids over 4.5 and two over 4.6. The valedictorian had a 4.69 GPA

My daughter will graduate in the Top 26% in her class with a 3.97 GPA and 31 ACT. She has never made less than a B but she did not take as many AP classes as my son.


Welcome to the age of ridiculous grade inflation. It has crippled the system and honestly over-inflated students' and parents' expectations of where they fit in.

People with these high GPAs aren't as much about intelligence as about propping up everyone to lift the lower levels.

I am not knocking your kids. I was top 35% in my class back 20 years or so ago but I went to an academic juggernaut and graduated pretty highly ranked at LSU while others higher than me failed out.

It is a real issue honestly, but some advice to your kids is that I went to a place like LSU and ended up in a top tier program for graduate school and now working in a top tier institution.

Wherever they go, they can be successful if they are smart and put the effort in.


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supatigah
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re: Competition for College Admissions in Texas is unreal
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That's likely where you failed as a parent... to instill a sense of selfless giving in your kids. And they get to pay for it by having the stain that is community college on their transcripts.


awesome


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ctiger69
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re: Competition for College Admissions in Texas is unreal
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That being said my son went through this same thing last year. He didn’t get into Texas but he did get auto accepted into Texas A&M.


All you have to do is say you are Mexican or Black and you will easily be accepted into both of those schools with a much lower GPA and ACT score.


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LSUGrrrl
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Member since Jul 2007
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re: Competition for College Admissions in Texas is unreal
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As a parent, that makes me kind of sad. Its like he had four years of HS Student Job and then he graduated. All I remember from my HS days is the fun we had.


This is my concern. There’s a real trade-off.


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YoungManOldMan
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re: Competition for College Admissions in Texas is unreal
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Competition for College Admissions in Texas is unreal


Go to LSU. No wait. Not that great. We average.


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LSUGrrrl
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Member since Jul 2007
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re: Competition for College Admissions in Texas is unreal
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People like to shite on the younger generation as being lazy or entitled, but they are getting far more pressure at a younger age than any other from a school perspective.


This is absolutely true.


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