14. Summer School

It was the first week of June. Gabi finished her third year of high school in Sereno. However, when she received her report card the mail, she learned that she failed a of algebra. This meant she had to go summer school.

Gabi was glad she had the to make up the class. She can't move to the next level in math if she 't pass algebra. Summer school isn't easy though. Gabi to master the material in 6 weeks instead the 20 she had during the regular school .

Summer school also meant that Gabi would be in a hot classroom while most of her were at the beach or local amusement parks. friends passed algebra, so they had most of , July, and August free from school work. Going summer school also meant that Gabi's family had change their summer vacation plans.

Gabi had to in summer school from 9 a.m. to noon. couldn't stay up late on weeknights or sleep . She had to be on the bus at an hour before class started or else she be late. The classrooms were hot since the building was old and did not have air . When Gabi came home from school, she couldn't whatever she wanted. After Gabi took the bus from school, she had homework to do.

This the first time Gabi had to go to school. She wanted it to be the last . Gabi made a promise to herself. In the , when regular classes begin again, she will try hardest to pass. Sweating in a classroom while friends are out having a good time is fun. Summer break is not so much of break when you have school.