I went to Lynwood Academy from first grade through my junior year. Long story, but the general consensus was that I had worn out my welcome and I wasn't thrilled about staying there longer either. Foolishly, I thought I would transfer to the local high school. Instead, two days later, I was a resident at Newbury Park Academy. It was truly like going to prison at first. I almost got kicked out my first day there because one of my female friends came to see me and nobody told me that girls weren't supposed to be in your dorm room. All that, and all I got was this stupid sweatshirt. Oh, and the girl in it. At first I was really bummed being set off to the pen, but, in the long run, I think I did pretty well in the deal. Philosophically, that and other things that have happened to me throughout my life have led me to the conclusion that things that seem really horrible at first...if you allow enough time to pass so you can look at them retrospectively, in most cases, you can see where that horrible thing was a catalyst in bringing you to a better place. That's been my experience anyway. It may simply be perspective, but it has worked for me. You may want to try it.