Dear Dr. G.,
Hello! So, I have a question that will first require some background infromation. I'm a 16 year old male, and I'm taking a lot of very high level classes in school right now, with the intention of taking more ASAP. I'm involved in at least three (I lose track) clubs/extra curricular activities. With all this, I'm still a straight A student. My father is a nersurgeon and my mother is a nurse. (Guess how they met) Now, on with the question...
To graduate, our school requires that you take two PE credits. I personally think this is a waste of my time, and my parents agree with me. A block spent in PE is a lot of time and energy out of the day that I could be using for academics. Now, it's possible to take PE classes during the summer in summer school, but you spend half the day working out for three weeks. I tried it last summer, and was too exahusted to get anything done for those three weeks. Sum of all this is, I've decided that I'm not going to take another PE class - which means I won't graduate.
So, what do you think? I've already made my decision, but I'm getting advice from all corners, so any would be welcome. I'm thinking I'll still try to go to college, just not planning on graduating. And how in the world should I tell my parents? We have about three or four months before we register for next years schedules, and I'm sure they'll need to know by then. I've talked about this with sevral of my friends and my sister (in college), and all but one have said I should just tough out the PE.