When I thought about coming to high school, I thought it would be horrible. People would always say that there are evil teachers that give you a week's worth of homework and only give you a few hours to do it, disgusting lunches that never want to make you look at food again, and P.E. classes that work you so hard you'll want to throw up. Now that I'm here I see that high school isn't all that bad. Although I'm sure their out there somewhere, I haven't gotten any teachers that give out a ton of homework. The school lunches aren't bad at all, in my opinion. And the P.E. classes haven't started but I went to Prescott so I think I'll do just fine in that category. I think that my high school experience will be something fun that I will remember
My transition into high school was as easy as taking a breath. I had always found school quiet easy and I never had to put much effort into getting promising grades. Before high school I had my whole life figured out, or at least I thought I did. I had planned that I would attend a law school or major in English. After a while of being in high school I started to realize many things. My parents did not have the financial stability to send me to a law school, I was not as smart as all the other kids, little by little I began struggling with a negative mentality about myself and my future. I slowly let go of my dream of becoming a lawyer and decided to join the Health Careers Academy. Soon enough, I began to have a deep interest in the medical field but then again I continued to have the same question; how can I afford going to a medical school? I did not know much about college or what it took to get into college. I assumed I just had to have a pretty transcript and that was all it took. My self confidence began to lower as I saw how other students cruised through their high school years so effortlessly. I never wanted to ask for help because I did not want to seem “dumb”. I would bite my tongue and hold in all the unanswered questions I had. My junior year, I was having a very difficult time. I had a tight schedule which consisted of almost all AP or honors courses. I slowly began to give up because I did not believe that I could do it. I let my grades slip failing almost
Transitioning from the middle school to the high school is a big change for a student. When we moved to the high school, we thought freshman Friday's would be all year and that it would be very difficult to find our classes. However, freshman Friday's only last the first couple weeks, and there are lots of link leaders to help the freshies find their classes. School is a big deal here in the high school. 8th graders should follow our tips if they want to be successful in the high school.
Transitioning has always been a difficult for me. My freshmen year of high school experiences varied from disappointment, to complete chaos. Freshmen year of high school is tough, you worked yourself to the top to be placed in the bottom again. Not to mention middle school and high school are two different types of environments. I was aware that they were two different types of environments, so when my middle school offered a summer course at Carl Hayden High School I took the opportunity to help me adjust. The course was a reading comprehension class, I did not need help with my reading comprehension but took it to get a feel of how high school would be. Judging high school by one course was ignorant of me to do. From that short experience
Transitioning from elementary or middle school to high school can be a new experience with chaos. If one is entering a humongous school that has two separate buildings, as known as south and north. There are many problems and skills that will be helpful for one to survive successfully in high school. As I have been in high school for almost five years, I want my future juniors to not make mistakes that I made during transitioning to high school.
When that year ended and I was transitioning to high school, Mr. Joyner made a decision to move me, Ja’quez, and Emmaus Holder up to the high school team known as HYPE. I was unsure of myself at first, I didn’t think I could or would make it on the varsity team of the organization. But that year, I saw a great improvement in myself. I got straight A’s that school year. I started becoming a better leader in the organization. That year we went undefeated and won the NC Step Show Championship, the Battle of the Border championship, and we even won the CIAA step show in the high school division. At one point, I was told I was going to be the next captain of HYPE. But, it was given fairly to my Immanuel Thomas and he is doing a very good job and has really taken up the mantle as captain. In the organization, I am know as “Grit” because of my impressive grit face. It originated from the first CIAA the organization ever went to and I was told I needed a new and
Although I did not initially like what Kayla had to say, I was still open to listen. “You’re kind of like that saying, you’re a jack of all trades, but a master of none.” It was essentially a compliment, but it wasn’t projected as one. Not knowing if I should have been thankful or offended, I nervously laughed it off and replied with a sarcastic thanks. I did not bother to ask her what she meant. Instead, I thought about her words and it took me a while to realize that it might have been one of the nicest compliments that I have ever received. I glanced back over at her and smiled. Kayla looked concerned, but I replied, “What you said means a lot to me.”
Throughout middle school, I conformed to what was expected. I changed my clothing style, the manner in which I conversed, and the people whom I conversed with to fit in. My interests often changed to what was popular at the time, and I always tried to make as many friends as possible so that I can look good in front of other people. I didn’t even know myself. I was what society had made me out to be. My friends weren’t my real friends; I didn’t have a single interest with most of them. Over time, I started to become unsatisfied with myself. This was until my transition to high school, when I made one of the best decisions of my
The transition from Middle School to High School can be overwhelming for many students. Having a Peer Leader makes the transition easier because the new student has someone to talk to that has been through the same experiences they will soon encounter. Peer Leadership is a great opportunity to enhance my leadership skills, be a role model, and share my experiences with others. I will be able to show the incoming students how to maintain a balance between school and extracurricular activities, and make the most out of their experience at New Providence High School. From my own transition into high school I know how important the Peer Leaders were to make my freshman year successful. These are some of the reasons I would like to be a part of the Peer Leader’s.
To begin with, school has always been like an annoying chore for me, just as it was for my father. For one thing, I can’t stand waking up early, I find the arbitrary rules ridiculous, and I don’t recognize a point in homework when the class already spends hours in school doing already doing the work. In fact, even when I was a child school was just as awful. Certainly the chances are that if it wasn’t for my mother, I wouldn’t bother trying to earn a spot in a college and maybe even bothering to finish high school. Frequently my mother is one of the constant reminders that keeps me going. My mother has tried to be like an alarm clock for me, always making sure I wake up. Whereas there’s my father who’s life after he dropped out of school showed
In life we will encounter difficult situations and we must learn to adapt to changes and embrace opportunities. My transition from middle to high school was a difficult and intense period of growth in my life. As I reflect on the experience, I remember making several important decisions for embracing this transition. I assessed the situation to determine my expectations for my life, my best interest and my approach to this transition to meet my personal and academic goals. This transition was difficult primarily because I was in a new environment which posed personal and academic challenges. I embraced the opportunity and purposed to make the best of the academic experience and my development from middle to high school student preparing for
The transition between middle school and high school can be one of the most difficult transitions for some people. What if I don’t make any friends? What if there’s no one who shares interests with me? What if there’s too much homework? These are all questions that many students, including me, probably thought of the night before the first day of high school. Luckily, the first few days weren’t as bad as I dreaded they would be, and it’s mostly because of advice that people have given me. I interviewed my parents, my peers, and Lincoln staff members to learn more about what high school could be like, and how to make it more enjoyable. If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from everyone, it’s that participating in extracurricular activities and attending school events are very important to having good high school experience.
The transition to high school is a pivotal moment in many students’ lives. They become more challenged in their classes and learn new ways to deal with ideas. The exposure from these new experiences forever changes the way they look at future concepts. Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, “Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.”
The effect of choosing which high school a student will be attending will last longer than the four years. The decision follows the student into college, continuing their habits set in high school. The more basic question is whether they will attend a same sex or co-ed school. The different types of high schools do not only effect the 9-12th grade experience but effects the behavior of students transitioning into college classrooms.
To be successful, means to feel accomplished. Success is a mindset that varies in everyone’s mind. Everyone can be successful, depending on their definition of the feeling. My interpretation of success is when one is able to do what makes them happy and advance in life, while being content with where they are going, regardless of the negative opinions of others. Becoming content with God’s plan for your life, and investing in yourself physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and socially, will result in a better self with much success.