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We’re just trying to keep our heads above water here at Spy Headquarters. Here’s what’s happening
The high school research process has begun. AJ has been coming home from school with giant catalogs of schools and test prep books. High school in NYC is serious business and the high school process starts in 7th grade. He’ll be applying next fall for the following years. The top public schools have admissions rates lower than the Ivy League — Stuyvesant HS, for example, admits approximately 3% of applicants vs. Harvard at just under 6%.
I’ve been worried that AJ would be feeling the pressure, but he seems to be enjoying it. He’s excited about high school, interested to see what the options are. So far we’ve been to two open houses, one held not at the school, but at our church, and another at one of the Specialized High Schools (the top schools which require special testing and/or auditions. AJ’s asking a lot of questions, studying the tests and the brochures. I’m sure next fall will be a different story, but for now, he’s having fun.
Work has been crazy. The closer it gets to my toy’s release date, the more talks I have to give, people I have to talk to, things I have to write. At home, I’m trying desperately to finish my taxes before we take a short vacation this week. Mr. Spy’s birthday is this weekend and I am not ready.
What’s new in your neck of the woods?