August 25, 2010
Class of 2015
Louis starts high school next week. His Naperville friends are probably thinking, what the? High school? And what do you mean? We're the class of 2016!
Here in Quebec, high school is grades 7-11. They don't go by freshman, sophomore, etc. It's Grade 7, Grade 8 and so on...or Sect 1 -- which is Louis. So technically, he'll graduate a year ahead of his Naperville classmates. Sort of.
We went to an orientation last night and it was no different from what we experienced at Danielle's orientation at Neuqua Valley in Naperville, except for the mandatory French class every day which is required for every student. Louis was happy to see some friends, although only 60% of his classmates go to Beaconsfield High School. The rest of his classmates are spread out between French and English schools and public and private. He got his schedule and he's ready to go for the first day of school on August 30. Only one complication -- somehow he is signed up for drama. Louis in drama class would be quite a scene (or lack thereof) -- which incidentally is the same in French with an accent-- scène.