For K – 12, the list is pretty easy. With respect to colleges and universities, it’s a bit more complicated.
Kindergarten – None as I was born the wrong time of the year to qualify for Kindergarten.
First Grade – North Central Elementary School, 2001 Pass Road, Gulfport, Mississippi – I believe it closed around 1977 and at some point, it became the administrative offices of Gulfport School District https://www.gulfportschools.org/. I covered First Grade in a blog post on January 7, 2018.
Second Grade – Westward Elementary School (not to be confused with West Elementary School which was a later replacement for it), used to face Highway 90 west of 30th Avenue and east of 36th Avenue. I don’t know if the school survived Hurricane Camille, but it was torn down at some point and is now the site of a casino.
Summer School between Second and Third Grade – Twenty-Eighth Elementary School, Gulfport, Mississippi. Had to attend Summer School because I was having trouble pronouncing either the letter r or s and in Third Grade getting me a speech teacher to work on the other letter. The school appears to still exist according to the school district website.
Third Grade Nederland, Colorado. At the time, Nederland only had one school for all grades and it was at the top of the mountain with most residents living at the bottom or side of the mountain. It may be the same school as the current Nederland Elementary School, but I am not sure. http://nee.bvsd.org/Pages/default.aspx
Fourth through Sixth Grades – Northeast Elementary School, Gulfport, Mississippi. It was closed several decades ago and became the school district’s bus barn.
Seventh through Ninth Grades – West Junior High School, Gulfport, Mississippi. Another victim of school downsizing. It was closed shortly after I left Ninth Grade and was going to be sold to a local hospital. It was supposedly going to be turned into a parking lot for the hospital, but as far as I can tell, the buildings are still around.
Tenth Grade – Gulfport High School (this was the one near the main public library), Gulfport, Mississippi. During the downsizing, it became the new Junior High School when the two high schools merged, but appears to now be a federal building.
Eleventh and Twelfth Grades – Gulfport High School (the former Gulfport East High School), Gulfport, Mississippi, that was enlarged to take the extra students from the old Gulfport High School. This school was torn down a couple of years ago and replaced with new buildings.
Colleges and Universities – this is a bit more complicated as some semesters I attended multiple schools with varying semester lengths and in a couple of cases, I attended classes for a while, took a break, then went back to the same school. In other cases, I took non-credit or Ed2Go courses that don’t count for graduation purposes. Feel like I am missing a couple, but here’s the basics. I included degrees or closeness to degrees where appropriate.
Mississippi State University (MSU), Mississippi State, Mississippi – first college experience
Jefferson Davis Junior College/Community College (MGCCC or MGCCC/JD), online – Gulfport, Mississippi – no degree, but I would be close, depending on requirements since many schools require you take so many of your last courses at the school. In theory, I have more than enough credits to graduate, barring any requirement to the contrary. I checked J.D.’s website and it appears I need to earn 25% of the degree’s coursework at the school. I don’t see a requirement that it has to be the last 25% and considering I have more than enough hours to hit 100% taken at the school, minus any transfer hours that would be needed to meet the degree’s minimums, it should be okay. It’s on my bucket list of degrees to complete.
Wichita State University (WSU), Wichita, Kansas – I have taken numerous courses over many years at WSU, including LEAP and CAP with some of the courses taking place on WSU’s main campus and others taking place off-campus – Senior Center among other places. Fairly low on my bucket list, but it’s there. I would need to take probably 20+ college hours at WSU to meet the school’s graduation requirement.
Butler Community College, online – Andover, Kansas – in the past, all I needed was a P.E. course and I took one at Cowley County Community College after being advised by Butler it was an acceptable substitution. Butler later changed their mind and I haven’t felt like continuing the fight or taking another P.E. course to finish. It is on my bucket list.
Barton County Community College, online, Kansas – depends on which adviser I go with. Some have said I have enough coursework and others have said I need to take certain courses. It’s on my bucket list as I am looking at an AGS in Military Studies.
Southwestern College – online – Wichita, Kansas – a combination of online courses and courses in Wichita. Degree: B.S., Not-for-Profit Management – believe I was the last person to receive this degree as I completed requirements two (2) years after they stopped offering the degree. However, because I took at least one course/year during the time after it was no longer offered, I was allowed to get the degree. On a funny note, my graduation program listed my degree as “No-for-Profit Management.” I took a few Master’s courses at Southwestern, but didn’t pursue it due to financial considerations.
Friends University – Wichita, Kansas – the first college I graduated from. It’s also the only school I have two (2) degrees from – B.S. and Master’s.
Cowley County Community College, online – Wichita, Kansas – took a few courses, but would need a fair amount to graduate if I wanted to pursue the option.
Neosho County Community College – online, Kansas – a few courses. It’s on my bucket list because my paternal grandfather was born in Neosho County.
Kansas City Community College – online, Kansas – not very many courses, but it had a course I wanted and the price was right.
Leadership Academy (University of Kansas), online – Wichita, Kansas – a non-credit three (3) semester series of courses.
Paul Smith’s College – ed2Go online, New York – ed2Go only coursework because the school does not offer online degrees. It’s pretty low on my bucket list as I would need to move to New York to finish a degree there.
Southeastern Community College – online and ed2Go, North Carolina – Volunteer Management coursework. It’s on my bucket list, but not very high on the list as I would probably need a lot of hours at the school to meet their requirement.