high school tips please
- don’t be afraid to ask for help
- ask questions
- you might not find your friends right away. I didn’t find a healthy group of pals until senior year.
- dating is overrated
- take care of yourself
- go to your teachers for help, with both schoolwork and any other issues you may have. Some of my best listeners and helpers in high school were my wonderful teachers
- try really, really hard. I had to miss so much school my freshman and sophomore year due to medical issues, and i wasn’t allowed to take AP or honors classes my junior year. I bounced back, got a 4.3 gpa my senior year, and go to a private college for almost free
- that being said, a bad grade is not the end of the world. A BAD GRADE IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD. I barely passed honors algebra 2, and I remember crying about it all of the time. Now I realize it was a combination of a bad teacher and an unhelpful work environment, since I haven’t had problems with math since.
- SAT and ACT scores don’t define you, but you should still study for them and try your best
- work really hard on college applications (if you’re planning on college!)
- you’re going to get rejected from colleges. I got rejected from my top college, and I was at the top of their applicant pool in terms of gpa and test scores. It’s going to hurt, but it will work out.
- college might not be for you. I’m a firm believer that if you’re able to get higher education, it’s probably a good idea to. If you’re one of the many people who don’t have that privilege, it’s okay. You can still succeed and do wonderful things.
- remember to have fun. Do your best to come out of your shell as much as you can.
- BE SAFE. MAKE GOOD DECISIONS. DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE. KNOW YOUR LIMITS.
- know that you have a whole team of people who love and support you and want you to succeed.