For most school districts, ninth grade provides an opportunity for teenagers to expand and/or completely change their social group.
It seems almost inconceivable that we could have a child this old, as our own high school days seem not so far removed.
Looking at your new high school child, who by now may be looking at you eye-to-eye, it is hard not to feel as though time has begun to accelerate and the road to the empty nest become clear.1) It’s even more important than before to stay connected to other mothers (parents).
It’s just too late to start understanding the process if you wait till junior year, especially from a cost standpoint.
FAFSA forms are based on tax information from January of a student’s junior year.
The social order of high school means that kids largely stay in their grade groups.