DA Showcase Day One-

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  1. Lambchop

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    Actually, some colleges make accommodations for their athletes.
     
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    Point of information only, in California it does not matter the reason for the absence, the school looses money if a student is absent, unless they do an independent study contract which needs to be for a minimum of five days. By the end of April or middle of May the schools have received their maximum ADA so if a student is absent they don't loose money at that point, they don't want anyone to know that though. Bottom line, students do need to keep absences to a minimum for their own academic success. High school is more complicated with the homework, classwork all being important to a students success and future.
     
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    Good info. I saw the DA abscence waiver Online. I think your strategy is a lot better. Thanks for the useful information about it. We have the same issues even with one day abscenses for other pursuits so I was suprised to hear no one else had that issue.
     
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    This might be bad karma but I have also used the “family emergency” excuse.
     
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    Like the "real world" maybe US soccer can flip the showcase time with the boys, that would have been a better time in terms of finals. Flip it every year to be fair.
     
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    I believe her DD does play DA. Very smart kid as well. I don’t think they are looking at the same type of school many others are.
     
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    Um....how did LTD attack your kid? Did I miss something? I read it as an assumption that your DD hasn’t started the recruiting process based on age.

    But, why does everyone everyone have to take it down to an ignorant level when someone disagrees with you and not be kind? “you sound like a BAFOON”. - practice what you preach - gentle reminder

    Nice to hear Albion ‘04’s are getting a lot of visibility to College Coaches! It’s a good program with a bright future.
     
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    Again kicker you have no idea. I expect this from you you don't know me or my dd! Another block tired of this silliness with no knowledge of facts
     
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    Her DD is not at Albion.

    Are there 04s at the showcase this week?
     
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    Yes....playing up with the ‘03’s and above.
     
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    No, you just want to keep anonymous for some reason.
     
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    I remember when the process started for our DD. The wifey/I discussed w/our dd that a decision/commitment would not be made until after she completed her sophomore year of HS....no matter what carrot anyone dangled in front of her.

    Well, that all went out the window when the school of her dreams rolled out the red carpet, made her feel at home and that they would path her once she committed.

    So I guess my point is you never know. This is a really cool part of the journey for your girls. Often, what you initially think/consider, changes as different opportunities arise.
     
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    Shucks.....I'm just a squirrel in the world trying to get a nut.

    Best of luck to you/your dd.

     
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    Even worse is AP classes with a lab like Chemistry that is graded on the curve. In 4 days, a student might have a quiz, a lab, homework and a test, especially the week or two before winter break when teachers usually slam kids with work. It is up to the teacher whether a soccer trip is an excused absent or not. And if not excused, they don't have to let you make it up.
     
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    My dd is a junior doing the IB program. She essentially has 6 AP level classes and my guess she will do fine even after missing school for this event.
     
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    They have to let you make it up if you have an independent student contract (must be at least 5 days or more), it is the law. You can fight it at the school district if necessary!
     
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    Smart girl! Sweet!
     
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    Just for the sake of argument, let’s say little Susie has excellent grades and can get into the college of her choice. Let’s say little Susie’s family has been saving for her education. How will it benefit little Susie to play college soccer in that scenario? Will it change the trajectory of her future? Honestly curious about your thoughts. My husband played college football. He would rather the kids focus on being full time students rather than be full time athletes who are also students.

    Ok, I’m gonna brace myself now for the onslaught.
     
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    I guess it all depends on why little Susie plays the game.
     

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