Some tips and advice from a 2019 High School graduate for all grades.
SO happy to say, I actually graduated high school this week! For some, high school may be easy. But for me it was very hard academic wise. The social part of high school though was so nice. Now that I am graduated, I have some tips and advice for my friends and readers who are in coming 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders!
Dear Incoming Freshman
Whether you are still in the middle school building or the high school building, this advice applies to both. Overall, high school does mature you. So ninth grade you are going to have lots of fun and most importantly, you are going to start growing. So be wise! Always keep in mind that your grades now go on your record, and it will for the next three years. Therefore, keep that in mind and stay in the habit of keeping grades up. If you are a freshman in the high school building, read the paragraph below!
Dear Incoming Sophomores
If you are going to the high school building now, congratulations, you are one step closer to getting the full high school experience. Now that you are in the building you will notice a drastic change with how many kids are there, how many clubs you can apply for, and much more. It will seem scary, but trust me when I say this, you WILL get used to how many kids are there, how many classes there are, how big the school is, etc. Try your best to stay calm, and overall join clubs and participate in school activities. I was only in two clubs my high school years but they were so much fun and they help you make lots of friends.
Dear Incoming Juniors
They (they being older class mates, teachers, parents) always tell you this year is the hardest year of high school. Now that is not particularly true, but it is one of the most important years. This year you take important tests, such as the SAT and the ACT. You need to study for those, and at least get an average score. When you are a junior, classes may seem to get harder, but you have to push through it. After this you only have one year left, you got this!
Dear Incoming Seniors
Yes it is true what other people say, senior year is lots of fun. The school has fun activities just for seniors and things like that, go to them. It is not lame, they are very fun. Now even though you are having fun this year, do not get cursed with "senioritis." Senioritis is what all seniors get towards the end of the year, and you will soon find it harder and harder to wake up and go to school, but you have to. Get it over with and go to class, because you do not want to risk graduation!
Overall, you guys will do amazing tackling your future high school year(s). Good luck future graduates!