Not to be nosy, but related to my own interest in my high school years, what was the other 'partly'?
We had just landed that summer in California, back again, and I was signed up for a catholic academy that, in long term, affected my life highly, including my being about to buy shoes to join the convent. Talk about proselytizing. A crush on a guy saved me for life. And then I reacted to all that.. over many years.
In my situation, that academy was where my cousin went. I didn't know anyone there. It was also quite far away.
But when we lived in california for a couple of years in my elementary school time, I went to another, more ordinary c. school, easy bus ride access to the accompanying high school if I wanted to go there later. Plus, I still, had I gone there, would have had some of my old first and second grade friends, later met again for a short time in fourth grade (short CA visit by my parents) . Some would have remembered me, shy fourth grader, who they used to play jacks with. I still remember Monica Oliveras as a friend.
I loved my parents, but that was a bad choice by them.