When surviving high school, one must have knowledge in what classes to take. From high school to middle school, there’s a huge jump with the amount of classes you can choose from. Of course, as freshman, we all race to take as many of the fun electives as we can.
When you’re a freshman, as tempted as you are to choose all the fun electives: don’t. I know, it sounds lame to take all the required classes your first year with freedom to choose. I’m a junior. I’m halfway through my junior year and quickly approaching senior year. Sound fun? When I realized that I still had more required classes to take because I took mostly fun electives my freshman year, senior year didn’t sound as fun. It’s important to get the required classes out of the way as soon as possible. Of course, you should still choose some electives during the year, but make sure you’re getting the required classes done, too. If you want to be able to have early release or late start your senior year, get as many requirements out of the way without overworking yourself.
This leads me to another piece of advice: don’t overwork yourself! High school is important, but if you’re not careful and put too much on your plate at one time, it could cause problems. Though difficult at first, it’s important to find a healthy balance with all your activities, whether you play sports, have a job, or just volunteer a lot. Make time for homework. Create study groups or set a specific time for homework and studying to help balance the other school and out of school activities you may be involved in
High school is supposed to be fun and prepare you for the real world, but it doesn’t have to be.