Dear Class of 2020,
In this post, I am going to be completely honest with you. This is no high-school-teen-drama movie. High school isn’t really what movies portray. Not everyone will pick on the freshmen, you probably won’t have to sit in the bathroom stall at lunch, and P.E. really isn’t that bad.
High school has a lot more freedom than middle school. Teachers really don’t care what you do, it’s your education at risk. There aren’t rules like “no phones allowed at lunch”, or any other outrageously dumb rule. Also, if you’re the class clown that always tries to make people laugh by getting in trouble, don’t bring it here. Many teachers don’t put up with it, and neither do the students. They just think of it as childish (in which, they’re not wrong).
High school is definitely a step up from middle school. There will be more work in many classes. Don’t expect that you’ll have a lot of time on your hands, especially if you’re taking accelerated classes. Don’t slack off in class, and think “oh, I’ll just do this later on in the quarter.” For some classes, there are due dates that you have to obey, or else it results in a zero. The more you put it off, the more assignments you’ll have, and the harder it will be to catch up and get a good grade.
Freshman of 2015-2016
P.S.- The last week of school isn’t fun in high school, it’s full of exams. Don’t expect to not come or go on vacation.