The teachers and staff at this school are nice for the most part, but the office staff and counselors at the high school are the worst. Anytime time I go to the office I get an attitude and feel I am interrupting the secretaries. I have never been able to go in to talk to
This split the school between the “delinquents” and the “will be”. I took three years of engineering (one of the two “smart” classes), so I was part of the “delinquent” class. I was the only one with a “good” future in that class and the teachers pitied me. When I read/watched this article it struck a chord in me and I really saw what me highschool was. The “delienquents” were talked down to and punished while the “will be” were praised and helped.
When I read the description of the JMU Honors program and saw the three questions that described the desired candidate, I couldn 't help but think that this was the perfect program for me. Throughout high school, I have continually challenged myself by taking classes that required my constant attention and focus. Other than required classes, I have taken nothing but Honors and AP courses. During my junior year, I also worked an average of 25 hours/week. Between work and my difficult class load, I have learned many lessons about balance and time-management.
I did well academically while I studied there, but social pressures are a big deal, especially at my age. Walking around school knowing that my previous friend was telling people that “I was a terrible person” and that I “didn’t deserve friends,” was unquestionably difficult for me to focus in class. I was extremely close to feeling like I was less that a human, more of a nobody that didn’t matter. It’s the next school year, I’m in the 10th grade now, and I am not as depressed as I was. I have friends that I trust and they support me.
Consequently, I see the many different physical features that individualize every single one of you. Often, I wish I did not exist because I am tired of hearing what you all need to change about yourselves. I hear the complaining of your daily struggles, your cries after you failed your math test, and your happiness when you realize that the school year is almost over. My depression increase as the days rolls around because many of you hate coming to this place and everyone in it. When I was first put in, back in the early 90’s, students did not face nearly the amount of stress over school, boys, and friends, like you face today.
According to “text one”, “Mary Brown, a middle school in wake county (where three-week breaks occur every nine weeks), says she likes the frequent short breaks. “Our schedule offers the kids a break from school right when they need it, she says. Earlier this year, after the first three week break, she says, the kids seemed refreshed. They didn’t have the bored, glazed over look of kids who had been in school for weeks on end with no break in sight” (text one) This makes the point of kids having frequent breaks
My friend's family from elementary school have me an opportunity to live with them. My grades averaged out to a C which allowed me to see my junior year in high school. My hopes of becoming a senior and finishing high school were fading fast, I knew I would not make it. But, I managed to see my first and only group home. I needed to free myself of any street activities in order to prosper.
I had to persevere in high school because school is hard because I have learning disabilities. I have ADD which causes a few problems. For one thing, it makes comprehension and doing work slower because I lose focus and have to come back into focus. Another thing is it makes it hard for me to sit still without being quite fidgety. I was that kid at story time that the teacher had to give a ball of wax to, so that I could fidget in order to sit quietly and listen to the story.
An example on how they are supported are when the teachers make Ender do unfair things no one else have ever done in the history of battle school. He also turns a bunch of amateur little kids into a squad and beats everyone they go up against, including young adults. One of the themes shown in Ender’s Game is things aren't always going to be fair in life. Ender and Beans conversation show the teachers at Battle School are just throwing random obstacles in Ender and his team's’ way while everyone else has the normal one game a day and didn’t have their first game for 15 weeks. For example on page 197, “A game nine weeks
I knew that I needed to not just put in the same effort as other kids my age but far more. I needed to show others that yes, I am not from this country, but I am capable of doing as good and if not better. Looking back, I can proudly say that my all my hard work ever since has paid off. Today, I am a thriving early college student. At the age of fourteen, I was accepted into an Early College High School that has allowed me to take dual credit courses since my freshman year of high school.