His other choice, and the school that my Mom has been urging us to try ever since he started school, was Lourdes High School, where he passed both the written exam and 2 interviews. I gave him the final choice, Lourdes or Angelicum, and he chose Lourdes. In part because the church right next to it, has become one of his comfort zones as he continues to be an active altar server.
In the beginning there was the expected jitters. New school, new faces, new rooms, and a whole new system of learning - this time, GRADED. I place emphasis on this because this is the big change that he has to adjust to, coming from Angelicum's non-graded system of learning. So far, he has adjusted well (I'll blog in more detail on this some other time). When I asked him after the first couple of weeks, which school he found to be easier, Lourdes or Angelicum? I was surprised that he said Lourdes. His reason is because they were actually being "taught" or the subject matters were discussed and lectured on, unlike Angelicum's mostly self-learning method.
I'm appeased by our decision and though we have yet to reach that quarterly mark where they have graded exams and we will get to see his quarterly grade, I'm still thankful that his transition to this new system of learning has become relatively smooth. But as I write this, I find that my heart beats a little faster thinking ahead of the day when we see that first graded card. It will have numbers on it, and not merely checkmarks.