I think I speak for many people when I say high school is a critical point in one’s life. Coming into high school, things seemed to be tightly-knitted between my peers and I; those of us who had just
My school fully expects the best out of our students and uses every opportunity to help us reach our full potential. Teachers at Frank McCourt High School are willing to go out of their way to assist students in achieving goals both inside and outside of classes. Our teachers believe in both academic and personal achievement. Whether its helping us get an internship, starting a club, or boosting our grade in a class, FMHS teachers take time out of their day to benefit the students. In our advisories, we have time dedicated to college applications and prep. We have workshops where we work on writing college essays, practicing for interviews, and financial aid, all in the presence of our college counselor. Our academic classes prepare us for
On graduation day 2014, I would leave the only people I have known for nine years. Although all I knew were these people, I was more than happy to leave this small private school and have a change for once. Here at St. Mark Catholic School we only got one new person a year if that even happened. If you were new everyone judged everything about you to find out who you really were. As Jennifer Ouellette author of “Tokens and Totems” says, “We all make snap judgements when we meet new people, relying on certain cues to make assessments, and those judgements often can be accurate, at least in broad strokes” (23). We called the people who have been attending the school since kindergarten the “originals.” Since the “originals” have all grown up together, everything in your life that happened, they knew it. Not only that is if they did not get their way, they would use anything bad that happened in your life against you. If something had made you different they used that to
My tenure at Buford High School is based on discovering what my true priorities are. Family, friends, education are very essential priorities to me. One major lesson I learned was how to effectively balance outside athletics, academics and social relationships. My family has always been there to encourage me to grow in my knowledge and character during this very crucial time of my life. Through the most difficult times, my grandparents encouraged me to stay positive and mature. My parents also reassured me that I would grow up to be a happy, young lady despite the burdens of their divorce. No matter the reason, my best friend, Breezy Walton, has been there to support me since her first year at Buford, which was Freshman year. I’m
Summit Charter Collegiate Academy is a dependent charter school under the Burton School District, and as you can tell by the name, it is a college prep school. SCCA is a middle school and high school campus serving students from 6-12th grade. It is also an International Baccalaureate world school, which is a school that has a philosophy of having a committed, challenging, and international education for students. The Burton School District and the administration of SCCA expect the high schoolers to always gain prosperity and only focus on their grades and college. It doesn’t sound bad at all to know that they expect great things from their students, but it has gotten to the point where they are expecting too much. High school is supposed to be the best four years in someones life, so how on Earth can a student from SCCA have any fun and make any
I believe that Northwest Catholic High School will be beneficial to me. I will develop interpersonal skills, emotional resilience, and have diverse experiences. I feel that these skills will pave the way to my goal of attending UCONN, UCLA, or Walden University in Minnesota. I know that Northwest has teachers and staff who will help me boost my self-esteem and confidence levels. By attending NWC, I will achieve a keen and steadfast mindset, and grow in my future profession as a counselor. I am persuaded that I will reach absolute educational greatness at Northwest Catholic High
Some of my favorite memories made in high school thus far are due to my involvement in the Best Buddies program. Best Buddies is offered across the United States and is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the exclusion of people with special needs. I joined the program my freshman year and was selected my junior year of high school to be in the Best Buddies class where I get to develop a closer relationship with all of the buddies. In total there are about twenty-five special needs kids that attend my school. I am proud to attend a school that welcomes these kids and always makes sure to include them in major school events and extracurricular activities. Recently, Tyler, one of the buddies, scored a touchdown while playing with our varsity football team. This was a proud moment for the Best Buddies class because we wanted him to have this amazing experience.
Unfortunately, a lot of individuals do not like the choice that I made to attend The Greater Miami Youth Corps. But, because of my truancy, skipping class and breaking almost every rule that existed in that school, it was for my good that withdrew and let that high school. Also, some said “You are leaving all of your friends and you are not going to know anyone at The Greater Miami Youth Corps.” I simply replied “So what!” “I will make new friends and have more positive peers in my life.” Then a lot of my friends said “Suppose you don’t like
In September of 2013, the new East Bridgewater Junior Senior High School opened it’s doors for the very first time welcoming students from grades 7 - 12. After reorganization of the three schools in the district, it was decided that the seventh and eighth grade would move from the middle school into the new building. Although the building was beautiful and filled with the latest technology, a wave of negative thoughts and expectations about how the school and the school district functions engulfed the staff. A divide slowly but surely formed between the middle school teachers and the the high school teachers, new policies, programs, and technical changes were implemented with few explanations or input, and administration became as distant
Others in this story are more critical than the school, peers, teachers, coaches and some of
From 9th grade to 10th grade, I attended a small, public choice school called Federal Way Public Academy. They accepted students on a lottery basis, and had a total student population of approximately 300 students, grades 6-10. It is a school that is very well known for it’s college-level academics, lack of music and physical education classes, and intense homework load. Regardless, I wanted to attend that school since I was in 5th grade, but wasn’t accepted until 9th. When 9th grade finally came, I met the group of people I would soon call family.
I had a feeling that I would attend that school, and what were my chances sooner than later it was. The whole month of September I was considered or actually labeled as the new girl, which I highly disliked because I have a name. I had no friends whatsoever, gym class was the worst since I was always alone, and my teachers thought that I wasn’t bright as the other students were, but one day that all had changed. I can admit that out of the past seven years I have lived here in Laredo, Texas I have learned so much, skills that include communication, leadership, multitasked, and organizer. Have helped me in some part of my life to make me the young women I am today. Yes, I do admit I am not perfect I do make mistakes, but I have learned through past experiences to get up and try again as many times I fall. Many might say that my actions describe who I am, but the truth is that it is my character who describes me from in and out.
Sampson, George, and Rameck could have easily followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison. Like their peers, they came from poor, single parent homes in urban neighborhoods where survival, not scholastic success, has the priority. When the three boys met in a magnet high school in Newark they recognized each other as kindred spirits that wanted to overcome the incredible odds against them and reach for opportunity. They made a friendship pact, deciding together to take on the biggest challenge of their lives: attending college and then medical and dental schools. Along the way they made mistakes and faced disappointments.
Upon first glance, my new school did not seem like much of a fit for me. Everyone seemed to like it, but I was having trouble fitting into the daily grind of a school that required much more effort and attention than I was ever used to. I did my best to keep up with everyone else, but this was hard for me, seeing as I was used to being one of the
Imagine your sole confidante, childhood playmate, personal comedian and physiologist disclosing your secrets to a stranger. Unfortunately, this stranger happens to be the person who enforce a form of punishment for the actions that were once a secret. Furthermore, this confidante is considered your friend. Does an instance of this friend disclosing your secret of immoral activities to a person of authority violate the success of the friendship? In fact, this act is not a violation of the laws of friendship. The ideas of friendship are subjective, and thus where you might think your friend’s actions are unjust, your friend is actually looking out for your best interest and security. Also, a good friend would not desire