My time in ADC


Miranda Riojas ’21

Miranda Rioja '21

Being in ADC hasn’t completely ruined my life … at least not yet. When I first heard that I was going to be put in ADC I was dismayed. I thought my life was over. Mainly because I knew my parents were going to be very upset with me for making a very stupid decision. But I knew I was going to have to face the consequences for this very dumb mistake.

So I was preparing myself for the worst. My very first day of ADC was a Friday, I was a little nervous and I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t know how I was going to be able to get all my work done without my teachers physically being here with me. How was I going to take pictures for my yearbook class? How was I going to get through my math work? How am I going to understand any of my classes without my teachers lectures?

All these questions ran through my mind and were stressing me out. But I’m entering my second week in ADC and I can’t complain. I actually enjoy being out here as weird as it sounds. I get all my work done at a very fast pace and I don’t have to worry about not understanding something because every period they have different teachers for different subjects come out and help us with whatever we are having difficulty understanding. I am able to get my work done with no distractions and I don’t have to do any homework because I am able to finish it all before the week ends.  

Of course I miss having my regular schedule at school. I miss all my friends and I miss all the freedom I had in school, such as going to the pep-rallies, football games, baking muffins and biscuits with my friends in my cooking class, and even being able to take pictures at school events for my yearbook class. 


So what I have learned so far from my experience in ADC is that sometimes things don’t always turn out to be as bad as they seem. I may be in ADC for disciplinary reasons, but truly my time here hasn’t been all that bad. I mean I am counting down the days to when I get out but I would honestly be lying if I said I wasn’t going to miss the distraction-free and peaceful environment.