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ThrashedThrasher
08-02-2006, 01:27 AM
Alright so I register for school yet again on the 23rd of August.
I was bored enough earlier to calculate how much I'm going to (or my parents rather) are going to pay just for me to get my yearbook, classes, pictures, etc.

I go to a public school mind you...

Yearbook : $50
Student ID : $30
Pictures : $40
Lunch Account Activation : $20
Drawing Class Fee : $20
Painting Class Fee : $20
Book Fee For Honors English : $45 (yes we have to buy our book)
NEVAC Pre-Registration Fee : $60
English Pre AP Exam Fee : $60

All together that's $325...

Tell me, did or do any of you have to pay that much at your registration at any time in high school? I ask because this just seems a little off the wall to me. Sure I could decide to not go on the AP track for English, and decide to take my Junior and Senior year like most students. However, I don't want to!

the_GoDdEsS
08-02-2006, 01:30 AM
For high school I never paid anything. And back in primary school we even got a lot of crayons and things from the school when we first joined it. But that was to brainwash our little heads with the regime back then.

Education is entirely free here. Thank God for that.

Jebus
08-02-2006, 01:49 AM
yearbook: This isn't necessary. You don't have to have it.
Student ID : Eh, that's unfair.
Pictures: isn't this free unless you want them to send you pictures? This isn't really a school fee. It's what the photograph company charges.
Drawing Class Fee : I'm assuming this is an elective. You could take another class.
Painting Class Fee : Same as above.
Lunch Account Activation : hey, don't bitch. You're fortunate enough not be one of those people who get lunch for free because they're poor.
Book Fee For Honors English: well, that's not right
NEVAC Pre-Registration Fee: What's this?
English Pre AP Exam Fee: This is more of a college fee than a high school fee. I wouldn't complain about this eitherway since it's much more expensive if you dedice to take the class in a university.

Izie
08-02-2006, 02:01 AM
Education is entirely free here. Thank God for that.

What she said. We might have contributed bits of money for some repairs or whatever, but we were never required to pay a certain amount of money to go to school.

And if you're a good student, same goes for uni too. Hah.

ThrashedThrasher
08-02-2006, 03:14 AM
yearbook: This isn't necessary. You don't have to have it.
Student ID : Eh, that's unfair.
Pictures: isn't this free unless you want them to send you pictures? This isn't really a school fee. It's what the photograph company charges.
Drawing Class Fee : I'm assuming this is an elective. You could take another class.
Painting Class Fee : Same as above.
Lunch Account Activation : hey, don't bitch. You're fortunate enough not be one of those people who get lunch for free because they're poor.
Book Fee For Honors English: well, that's not right
NEVAC Pre-Registration Fee: What's this?
English Pre AP Exam Fee: This is more of a college fee than a high school fee. I wouldn't complain about this eitherway since it's much more expensive if you dedice to take the class in a university.

Yearbook and pictures aren't much of my want as it is my mom's. She never went to highschool so she thinks I should have all of that stuff.

I can't change my electives, I'll explain why when I get to the NEVAC thing.

The book fee is a new thing, it's rather unnecessary, but I need it in order to be in the class.

NEVAC Pre-Registration : NEVAC is a program that you can take your Junior and Senior year. You go to a different school to earn college credit in the trades. I'm going for auto collision refinishing. This affects my electives this year because I need 1 credit in fine arts in order to be able to go to NEVAC and graduate on time. After this year, I'll only have 2 classes at my regular highschool and then spend the rest of the day at another.

ninthlayer
08-02-2006, 04:28 AM
You forgot to account for the punk rock/metal fees that you must incur.

nieh
08-02-2006, 07:09 AM
Student ID : $30
Lunch Account Activation : $20
Drawing Class Fee : $20
Painting Class Fee : $20
Book Fee For Honors English : $45 (yes we have to buy our book)


Those are stupid, the rest are normal and understandable. Do you have to open a lunch account or is that just an optional thing? If it's optional, I can understand. The rest is pretty dumb for high school though. It's supposed to be free.

wheelchairman
08-02-2006, 08:08 AM
To get to my school this month I paid:

Travel Expenses this month: 178 Dollars
For every month afterwards: 103 Dollars

I win.

Little_Miss_1565
08-02-2006, 08:39 AM
All of those fees sound absolutely normal, well, except for the lunch account activation thing. Do you actually get to use that $20 for lunch, or is it gone just to activate the account?

Heh, if you think that's bad, wait 'til college. You'll spend that much on books alone for one semester.

Endymion
08-02-2006, 08:41 AM
psh, i usually end up with over 500 in books.

Little_Miss_1565
08-02-2006, 08:42 AM
That's because the people who write your school books can't sell those books to anyone but students who get forced to read them. :)

BREAK
08-02-2006, 09:46 AM
School sucks, drop out while you can.

ThrashedThrasher
08-02-2006, 01:14 PM
With the lunch account thing, it's just to open it. Even though I had one opened Freshman year. They're just trying to get as much money from us as possible. Yet they made the smooth move of taking out the pop machines and student store over the summer, which is where a lot of extra profit came from.

Meh, I don't have to worry about college fees and such. I'm going to a technical college, WyoTech specifically. All of my fees for that will be paid through the tribe I belong to. All I really have to worry about is moving to another state, getting a job there, and paying rent and such.

H1T_That
08-02-2006, 01:18 PM
With the lunch account thing, it's just to open it. Even though I had one opened Freshman year. They're just trying to get as much money from us as possible. Yet they made the smooth move of taking out the pop machines and student store over the summer, which is where a lot of extra profit came from.

Meh, I don't have to worry about college fees and such. I'm going to a technical college, WyoTech specifically. All of my fees for that will be paid through the tribe I belong to. All I really have to worry about is moving to another state, getting a job there, and paying rent and such.

You're in a tribe? coolness.

Nina
08-02-2006, 01:22 PM
Er okay. Everyone had to pay 50€ (like $60? not quite sure) *every month* for two years straight to pay for everything we needed.
And I went to a very public school. It cant possibly be more public. h8.

Harnum
08-02-2006, 01:24 PM
Our books altogether only were about 250 new. But where we live, we buy off of friends and I think my Mom forgot to send my Registration sheets and now I can't get to school :( Wait...

NO SCHOOL FTW!

wheelchairman
08-02-2006, 01:25 PM
Germany sucks. :( Also best site ever for figuring out moneys. www.xe.com

Not only do I have to pay that to travel. I will have to of course buy my books (I have awesome classes so that's alright.)

However, to get into my class. I must take 100 hours of math, and then pass two math exams by the end of this month. I haven't had a math class in 4 years.

Harnum
08-02-2006, 01:26 PM
Oh, so great to be 14. Poor Per :(

Nina
08-02-2006, 01:26 PM
50.00 EUR = 63.9900 USD

I'm proud :)

Harnum
08-02-2006, 01:28 PM
Yes and that's like $7,356 in Canadian... Our money is worthless.

EDIT: To be exact, It's $72.43. God love Google Search!

wheelchairman
08-02-2006, 01:31 PM
hmmm that's odd. In America, middle school was free. I mean we paid for bullshit like a yearbook and all. but it was free. Germany having a welfare state and all, it doesn't make sense. And then your tuition fees for University (which are low by American standards) seem to be high for European standards.

p.s. I might work for them: www.edueurope-fr.com

Harnum
08-02-2006, 01:32 PM
I'm going to High School this year. Grade 10 books cost like $230 - 250 I think. I had to pay for some last year too. Gay-ness!

wheelchairman
08-02-2006, 01:34 PM
Aren't you a little young to be in Grade 10?

0r4ng3
08-02-2006, 01:35 PM
His profile says he's born in 1991. That sounds like 10th grade (high school sophmore) to me.

wheelchairman
08-02-2006, 01:36 PM
His profile says he's born in 1991. That sounds like 10th grade (high school sophmore) to me.
I'm under the belief that people born after 1990 are still in elementary school.

DeAtHsTaR
08-02-2006, 01:37 PM
Yearbook : $55, and it's full color
Student ID : FREE
Pictures : $20 I think
Lunch Account Activation : what the fuck?? And I get free lunch


There are a few more fees I'll have to pay, but those are the main ones.

wheelchairman
08-02-2006, 01:38 PM
Lunch Account Activation : what the fuck?? And I get free lunch



Hey so did I! Nice being poor, eh?

Harnum
08-02-2006, 01:42 PM
Actually, our school system was messed so I had to do Grade 9 in a Primary/Elementary school. This is my first year in highschool.

DeAtHsTaR
08-02-2006, 01:44 PM
Our books altogether only were about 250 new. But where we live, we buy off of friends and I think my Mom forgot to send my Registration sheets and now I can't get to school :( Wait...

NO SCHOOL FTW!
Around here, we check books out for the year, not buy them.

the_GoDdEsS
08-02-2006, 01:47 PM
You buy books? How creepy. We only ever had to buy the books for foreign languages because they were too expensive for the school to cover those costs as well.

Harnum
08-02-2006, 01:48 PM
Lucky... =\

the_GoDdEsS
08-02-2006, 01:53 PM
Kids of common people would just not be able to afford to buy books. And nobody would be willing to pay anyway since this has always been the case. Certain things just cannot be changed, or you end up spoiling them. I think it's excellent this way. And even if the material equipment is not so hi-tech, I think we manage to give the kids excellent education up to end of high school. Universities are a whole different matter. I'd reform a whole lot there.

Harnum
08-02-2006, 01:56 PM
Right, I forgot you don't live in North America. Slovakia and and other European country is different. [am i rite?]

Sunny
08-02-2006, 02:30 PM
that sucks, tt. :/

my parents had to pay for all my books when i went to hs. as did all my friends. *shrugs* i was in the bilingual program so most of my books were in English (except for like, Polish lit)... so they were super expensive too. and of course, yearbook and pictures didn't come for free either. grrr.

0r4ng3
08-02-2006, 02:32 PM
that sucks, human. :/
Umm, that's "Harnum". Though, I can see where the confusion comes from.

Harnum
08-02-2006, 02:41 PM
Human. I'm not a 12 year-old girl despite the similarities of our name... xD

Sunny
08-02-2006, 02:42 PM
haha no actually i got human and thrashed thrasher confused.

i h8 u for pointing it out. suck my butt :[

Harnum
08-02-2006, 02:43 PM
I was wondering why you had "tt" put there now. It all adds up.

Betty
08-02-2006, 09:58 PM
We paid a $20 school fee I think that went towards a bunch of stuff. Some toward the yearbook and some to the student council to ultimately pay for activities.

That was it.

We didn't get free lunch so there was no "lunch account". Yearbook was free (besides the money at the beginning of the year). Photos you paid for later if you wanted to buy them when the photographer dudes came. All of the books came from the magical store room in the basement.

Oh yeah, and we had to pay $5 if we needed a new lock for our locker.

Had to buy school uniforms though and they were kinda expensive.

Endymion
08-02-2006, 10:04 PM
michelle: i would very much like to see a photo of you in your school uniform.

thread starter: learn to math. the total is 345.

Betty
08-02-2006, 11:13 PM
I was quite ugly in highschool.

Too bad my kilt is way way too small now or else that could be pretty hot. It was really short too.

Endymion
08-02-2006, 11:22 PM
now i'm all hot and bothered.

oh, and my petty brain can't comprehend michelle as anything but amazingly attractive.

DeAtHsTaR
08-02-2006, 11:28 PM
I used to be ugly, but now I can get my hair to cover almost all of my face, making me instantly hot.

ThrashedThrasher
08-03-2006, 12:05 AM
michelle: i would very much like to see a photo of you in your school uniform.

thread starter: learn to math. the total is 345.


And here the fact that I barely passed Integrated I math with a C comes into play.

Tizzalicious
08-03-2006, 12:09 AM
We had to buy our books aswell. Or we could rent them I think. Anyway, it was expensive, and I heard it got even more expensive now.

I just bought a €149,- dictionary. ZOMG.

DeAtHsTaR
08-03-2006, 11:35 AM
We had to buy our books aswell. Or we could rent them I think. Anyway, it was expensive, and I heard it got even more expensive now.

I just bought a €149,- dictionary. ZOMG.
Why the hell couldn't you just buy a cheap dictionary? The school wouldn't allow it?

Tizzalicious
08-03-2006, 11:56 AM
I study to be a translator. I need the good ones, or well...it's bad for me.

sKratch
08-03-2006, 06:37 PM
lolz omg @ young
don't be so attractive ;/

Short_Attention_Span
08-03-2006, 09:55 PM
English Pre AP Exam Fee : $60

They make you pay for a pre AP exam?! Isn't it bad enough to pay the $82 to take the stupid test? Lame...

I think the most I've ever had to pay at registration was maybe... $128 (yearbook, ASB card, and pictures) during freshman year. It's still a lot, but less than $345. Since I don't the ASB card, it's not as much.

Ah... school. Isn't it great?
________
PORNO (http://www.fucktube.com/video/51426/sweet-girlfriend-perfect-in-every-way-in-a-full-homemade-porno)

ThrashedThrasher
08-14-2006, 12:40 PM
Apparently, for a little green verification sticker that allows you like $2 off of school events, the price has gone up to $45 for a fucking ID card. Yearbooks went up to $55.

DeAtHsTaR
08-14-2006, 12:55 PM
That's weird, the cards here are free. The ASB discount sticker is $12 though.

Tired_Of_You
08-14-2006, 01:04 PM
High school was exactly like Betty said. As for cégep it's 145$ for the registration and then at least 250$ for the books.
And university is not super expensive here, yayy!

ruroken
08-14-2006, 02:37 PM
My education is free too. Too bad I dont take advantage of that.