The idea that the American education system requires its students to attend school for a full 13 years is absurd. The average student does not need 13 years of high school to be prepared for graduation and college, and those who do require that much attention most likely would not succeed in college anyways. In the typical high school, students and teachers waste more time focusing on sports and social issues rather than actual schooling. When one truly realizes how many days are wasted at sporting events or on silly pep rallies and activities, then it becomes clear why it’s a waste to attend school for such a large amount of time.
The first memory I have is of my mom pulling me on a Mickey mouse blanket. In many ways my family, school and community have shaped the me and has made me a better person.
Challenges and obstacles are life defining moments in someone’s life that teaches them skills and responses that they can utilize and build upon for the duration of their lives. I would not necessarily call my challenge a moment, I would call it a period or season of my life where I had to learn how to cope with the many personalities of high school students, and differentiate who I would consider my friends. High school is a very stressful environment and peer pressure is very prevalent. Not only is there the fact that you may not attend a high school in the same town as you live, but inevitably, it thrusts you into a world of people you may not even know.
Is it really right for high schools to be abolished from the teen’s system of education? This question has been a vital issue in the present age educational structure. According to research carried out by many educational researchers lately, it was discovered that the two-year high schooling scheme is irrelevant and obsolete in the learning structure for teen’s, and should be abolished from their system of education or scheme of learning.
Throughout my high school career I have had many ups and many downs. High School by far has been the biggest challenge I’ve ever had to overcome. Freshman year and sophomore year were my easiest years academic wise but my junior and senior years have been very challenging. But while facing these challenges I have learned many things that may be helpful for those future seniors who are trying to get through high school.
Attending high schools should be more than just exposing students to a structured curriculum. High school should also be a place where students are allowed to think outside of the box. Schools should inspire creativity, sparks curiosity, and fuels ambition.
A survey from Citigroup finds that almost eighty percent of high school students take part in a part time job. Students do not have careers in their jobs through high school, but jobs that can keep money in their pockets. The decision is left up to the students if he/she wants to work and attend school simultaneously; the decision should not be left up to the parents/guardians. Although the decision should not be left up to the parents/guardians, getting a job should be encouraged to high school students. Having a job introduces students to the real world and transforms students into responsible young adults. Nothing can teach young adults responsibility and management like the experience of having a job throughout high school. Since I am
Question 1: What key activities have you been involved in at school, in the GEAR UP program, and/or in your community? Also, describe your most significant scholastic achievement or other honor/awards to date.
School systems should revamp their current methods with a few basic points from each approach that can be easily assimilated into their schools’ models, create an atmosphere of motivation, engagement, and self-efficacy, as well as giving students alternative options than the standard college path.
Year round schooling can make a big difference in low income and working families. Unlike others, families with less money can’t afford to keep their kids in the books over the summer. They have to work and don’t have the money to spend on summer camps, or tutors, so kids from low-income backgrounds are more likely to lose more information over the summer. (Huebner) They are at a disadvantage when it comes to keeping up with their education are more likely to be behind when they get back from summer break. When it comes to working families summer
For many teens, their four years of high school have been a memorable and transforming experience, but for others, high school was just another brick building keeping them from the real world. But what if another year of education was added back to the four year program and it assisted students with their high school experience? Since 2003, Toronto high schools have removed the fifth year of the high school program but people have spoken about bringing back the extra year to help students with course averages, stress and decrease the dropout rate. Returning to the five year program may be beneficial to help high school students with academic achievement, post-secondary planning and
The educators in the documentary, “Rethinking High School: Best Practice in Action,” claimed that authenticity, collaboration, and challenge are the three core principles that are needed in our school system to achieve better teaching and learning. I agree with the statement, especially when we are talking about urban schools.
There are times when people, either students or parents don’t clearly understand the benefits of going to school. Some say that school is a waste of time since they waste their time in a place where they are not learning. Sometimes parents can’t do anything to help their student(s) because it could be that they grew up without an education and don’t understand the importance of having an education. For the benefit of the students schools should increase the engagement of parents into school activities. There are many ways in which students can benefit from changes made to their school. In order for the AUHSD to have an increase student's academic success is to have single-sex classrooms, the students mindset and, longer school years.
Surviving high school is no easy task. From the very first day of class, students are forced to find comradery in various social circles. These cliques can range from sports jocks, to math and band geeks, to school club members, and to the social outcasts who could care less about school. While there are more various types of groups, the most common are the jocks and the nerds. As far as everybody in the school in concerned, the popular athletes and the “wimpy” nerds are from two very different planets. However, while there are a lot of differences between the two as far as physical appearance goes, I had the honor of being part of both worlds, and I know for a fact that they have more in common than either would care to admit.