Friday, May 29, 2009

Hard to Believe

Tyler has graduated from his Czech high school!!

Since this is my blog and I don't have to be unbiased here, can I just say that I am S
OOOO proud of him for what he has accomplished??!!!

We've heard that he is most likely the first American to go all the way through the Czech school system, from beginning to end, 14 years. That in and of itself is amazing to us, and something that only God could have seen us all through.

I remember when he was in 3rd grade, and the going was tough, we considered taking him out. Ironically, he came down with mono and was out for three weeks. We were praying like crazy at that time for God's leading on what to do, and in the end knew that we were to press forward.

On a day like today, as we watched him graduate, I am SOOOOO glad we did! What a rich person he is for having done all his schooling in a language that wasn't his first language!

He finished his exams on Wednesday with flying colors...oh, I think I already said that in my other post! Can you tell I'm a proud mom??! Ha...good thing this is my blog and
I can shamelessly say that! :)

The scoring on exams goes from a perfect "4" to a "20". There are four subjects that you take oral exams in (his were the compulsory Czech literature and English, as well as history and information technology), and each one gets a grade from 1-5, 1 being the best, 5 being the worst. Tyler got 3 "1's" and 1 "2", thus receiving a "5" overall for his poi
nt short of perfect!

Wow!!!! I think that's amazing!! He graduated with honors because of those grades. Who would've ever thought that possible in 3rd grade when he was struggling SO v
ery much??!!

So, this is a happy day for us...our son has graduated from Czech high school, wi
th honors. Just want to soak that in a little bit and say "Thank you Lord for seeing him through these 14 years of schooling here!"

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