- Aug 8, 2007
High School and gymnastics
I have a daughter who loves being on her club gymnastics team. She is now looking at high schools. Our club has an early start to their training, it's about a 1/2 hour earlier than the full day at most schools. A lot of the high schools (private, parochial and public) are giving us negative feedback to the idea of having her leave school early for another sport that their school doesn't offer. Has anyone had this experience? At the moment my daughter is very serious about continuing at the club level. I just don't want to tell her she has to quit to go to high school after putting in 7 years and advancing so far. What have parents of high schoolers done? She's a great student too!
At my highschool, you can get out of school one period early, and take another class somewhere else. Usually it is to take a college level class at the community college, but you can take other sports instead of PE also. My friend plays professional sports,and gets out early to go practice. There are requirements, such as a certain number of hours a week, but that would not be hard with gymnastics.