Class registration is a nightmare

By: Annie Blakeley - Contributing columnist

The month of April means class registration is once again upon us.

For the past three years, I have signed up for classes. It never gets any easier. With the way that the system is run, there are many, many people in charge of signing students up for classes. This, of course, makes plenty of sense.

However, there never seems to be a clear-cut answer to any question. I believe that the reason for this is that there is no one individual who is in charge of overseeing the process. There are only people who are in charge of separate entities such as online classes, RCC classes, high school classes, your respective counselor. Of all these people, there is no one who can offer you a pathway that is individualized. The rules and stipulations of scheduling have no flexibility.

My learning experience in high school is significantly degraded because I am unable to take the enriching classes I so desire. However, you as a student are allowed to overwork yourself. Students may take up to three AP classes and eight RCC classes. And many children are doing so in order to compete for class rank.

Rather than worrying about their education and how enriching it is, they are giving up their childhood for GPA.

Annie Blakeley is a sophomore at Richmond Senior High School, is a band and chorus student and a member of First United Methodist Church in Hamlet.

Annie Blakeley

Contributing columnist