I just wanted to see what everyone else thought about sim school. Mind you all I've only played through most of my sims elementary school, but I'm expecting high school to be the same, if not more in depth. I was actually shocked with how interesting school is now- and how hard it is (I need to get used to it)! My children sims are set to 9 days. Well 5 of those days I spent just letting them go to school and coming home to do their homework; repeat. On the 4th day (Thursday) I was tired of getting those demeaning notes about them so I actually looked at the school performance tab and I can't believe that even though they were doing their homework and studying hard, they were both C students?!! I look a centimeter below that and see they have tasks given to them to achieve higher grades (OOOH!! I see now). I hated it at first but I wasn't expecting that and it's going to be hard now with 3 kid days left to get them an A. Though now that I know about it, I actually love it. I love how they incorporated work into school. It makes you get more involved in it when before my attitude was "Good- school time. Get out of here", "Do your homework" and then succeed in school for that. Now it makes you have to complete these little goals to actually educate your sims at home and then get rewarded for their gained knowledge and effort. I also love how (even at work) if you do anything other than Normal work and Work hard, your performance decreases (I'm sure there's a few exceptions in other careers). Which makes sense right? You're not focusing on the work you were hired to focus on. Again with the little goals to get promoted, it's perfect! I don't know about you guys but when I played ts3, I would make these little stories in my head about my family (lol) and one time I wanted the father to be a down on his luck, trying to just get by kind of guy, I wanted him to be and stay as a Corporate Drone (because how sad is that??), but because he had the necessary smiley faces to be promoted it would just happen. Anyway, what I'm getting at is that now I have the option to refuse to get my sims promoted- wowee! So that's it, I just wanted to post my thoughts on school and work and how I adore it. I love how the sims in ts4 are really like their own beings yet we still have the power to control their lives, and the quality of it, more in depth, than playing with their basic needs. Thanks happy simming!!!!