I was at a bowling alley with my kids today when a group of teens from the high school across the street came in. That high school happens to be the one I went to. One kid was wearing a letter jacket and the graduating year on it suddenly made me realize that my 15 year reunion is coming up next year! Ack! My high school has grown quite a bit since I graduated and I was thinking about how since we homeschool, it's possible that my kids will never even go to a high school like mine. It made me wonder what high school was like for others. There were just over a thousand students in my class my freshman year and by the time we got to graduation, my class had 888 people in it. Total school enrollment was over 4000 students, and I have no idea what the enrollement is now, but I know the school has grown. When I moved to California in 8th grade, I had never been to a campus-style school before. In the passing period between classes, you walked outside to different buildings depending on what class you had, and most classrooms opened directly outside, not into a hallway. Always before, I had gone to schools that were just one big building. All schools that I have been to here in California are campus-style, even the elementary schools. In high school, there was a cafeteria, but almost no one actually ate in it. We all ate outside in the "quad" sitting on the grass. Many of our classes were held in portables because there simply wasn't enough building space for all the classes. We didn't have lockers, we carried everything we needed for the day around with us. I had a locker in jr. high when I lived in Wisconsin, but at my high school, they had had too much trouble with people keeping drugs or other undesirable things in them so they removed them all a few years before I got there. The languages you could take were spanish, french, and german. A far cry from the japanese, russian, chinese, french, german, and latin that was offered at the high school my older brothers went to. I was highly dissapointed that there was no orchestra offered as I had played cello for many years previous to that. There was band and chorus however. So, what was your high school like?