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Coming from an honors and AP student since I was in middle school, go on the trip. You can make up the work, you can't make up the memories. It's worth it, trust me!
None of us actually know op personally, so we can't say that s/he isn't having trouble in the classes already. AP and honors classes aren't easy for everyone. Everyone is different and learns differently. No one has place comparing his or herself to OP. Not only that, the likelihood is we don't go to op's school, and OP's school could have a much more rigorous schooling experience. Not only that, I would avoid going to Disney world nonetheless if it's with a family as ungrateful and childish as OP's seem to be. I feel like it would suck the fun out of the experience, but that's just me I guess.
Life is way too short. The people here commenting thaf OP did the right thing are obviously still in school. As a college graduate who now has a great job, I can honestly say that if I could go back and just be a kid again, I would definitely do it. You have the rest of your life to work.
At my school if you miss 5 days in a semester then you automatically fail all of your classes. It's not a private school either, just a regular public school. I wouldn't miss a week of school for Disney World either. I'm very grateful that I've ever been to Disney World, but sometimes parents need to realize that they need to make their amazing plans WITH their kid, so that they don't end up giving them a trip that they can't afford to go to.
5 days? If we missed 3 days in the entire year we were out of all our "special" classes because it was an automatic failing grade (missing one dropped the entire possible letter grade from A to B, two took you from a B to a C, three meant that you failed because C or lower = a failing grade). No excuses. Death in the family, "bury them and morn them on the weekend", illness or injury with a hospital note, "too bad for you", etc. The only "real excuse" for missing class was if YOU were dead, and I went to a public school.
"From personal experience" lol aw do you feel special? From personal experience, I know 3 different kids who pretended AP classes were easy and they had it all under control. We sort of believed one until he started sobbing during the final, and the other two were held back a grade for failing ALL of their classes. You're an idiot.
All these people and their "At MY school..." Let me tell you something: NO ONE CARES ABOUT WHAT YOUR SCHOOL IS LIKE. Everyone's school is different. You might get failed for missing one day, but at a different school someone might be able to have 50 unexcused absences and not be penalized. (Yes, I know 50 is extreme, it's a hyperbole, people.) We don't know if OP could miss the full week without penalty or if they could only miss one or two days before they started failing. We will have to wait for a follow up.
Lmao #113, idk how my comment would make me feel "special." It sounds like those people you knew in AP classes are complete idiots. No matter how many down votes I got before, what I said is completely true. AP classes are harder but they're nothing to cry about or cause you to fail other classes. If you can't do it you're either lazy, have a disability, or an idiot and that's a fact. Most likely, those people didn't apply themselves and try hard enough.
Yeah, nothing shows gratitude for having an intelligent and pragmatic child like calling the child a little prick. Mean AND hypocritical; that's quite the combination.
You sure have a lot more willpower than me to refuse a Disney world trip. I'm at Disney world right now for my make a wish and it's amazing I hope your able to go on the trip and keep up with your classes if possible!
I once volunteered for the Make a Wish Foundation and it was AWESOME!! It was a Thursday so they were celebrating Christmas. Before we began, they gave us a tour of the place and it is amazing. I cried a couple of times during the tour. Anyways, I hope you're having a great time!
I commend you for wanting to keep up with your classes. But work can be made up, and a week missed school isn't going to kill you, grades only matter so much. Your parents went out of there way to plan a nice (expensive) family trip so that you could have fun and make memories together. So by saying that to them you are actually being ungrateful. Yes it's great that you are smart, and that you have honors in school, but that doesn't mean you can't live too. And by not going it would also be a cruel stab to your family. Just think when your 30 or 40, whats going to feel better, saying "I stayed home from a fun family trip but I didn't miss any school! I didn't make any memories or have any fun but I hurt my family." Or saying "Hey I went on that awesome trip and had fun with my family, I'll never forget all the memories we made together. we still joke about some of it today. I'm so glad I missed school for it." Take the trip. And seriously take a step back and realize that it is ungrateful what you said.
I doubt it will really hurt their family like you seem to think. And why would anyone plan a trip that would take their child out of school for a whole week. That's irresponsible and the kid becomes that jerk that missed a week for no good reason. We always hated that kid in high school, especially in advanced classes. Memories are fine, but education is so much more important. Their family will get over it. School is more important than going on vacation after you already had one.
49, u are the person that no one likes. If you think education and school is the important or is the most important thing then you are out of your mind. School only gets you so far but guess what when you are sad or angry or upset or just failed a test or just got fired from a job, do u know who is by your side every step of the way, YOUR FAMILY!! So yah op is being ungrateful because ap and honors classes can be made up but spending time with your family cannot.
Really 80, u start being a grammar nazi come on bro. Why can't you just accept that I type u. And for th people that say it's and unexcused absence, it's not if you bring a note signed by your mom and just talk to the teachers. It's honestly all about how a person communicates with the teachers. If they do then it's fine but if they don't well then that might be a problem