Quarterlies take place in the last few weeks of a marking period, and because of that, teachers must base their entire lesson plan off the quarterly week. This means moving lectures, readjusting tests and quizzes, and basically cramming everything on the last day of the marking period. Having so many tests to grade the day before the end of the marking period makes school a torment for teachers, not to mention that students have to study for 5 tests right after the week of
It went from high school getting everything done for you to college where you are basically all on your own. It was a big fear for me because I didn’t know what classes to take or which classes would be good for my career which is business. I remember going towards the admission office thinking to myself what am I even going to say or what do I even need to do to start the whole process of class selection. I felt my heart raising, felt empty in the inside and even scared because I really didn’t know what to say to the people in the office. Once entering the office I got nervous and asked for the steps to register for classes then that’s when they sent me to the pathway center.
Before I came to college I had million different ideas running through my head. Would my classes be too difficult? Will my roommate be normal? Will there be enough for me to do? How fast will I make friends?
In Meg Wolitzer 's Belzhar, five students embark on the journey of a lifetime. Little did any of them know that their life changing adventure would begin in English class. Much like Sylvia Plath, the students Mark, Casey, Jam, Griffin and Sierra are isolated. However, unlike Plath, the students went to The Wooden Barn, they did not have access to technology, and they turned to each other instead of suicide to work through their problems and heal in more ways than they could have ever imagined. All five students in the Special Topics in English class faced problems that some, including me, could not even imagine living with…besides rejection, it is only a matter of time, right?
Darrian Sargent A person experience that made me see life differently Darrian Sargent A personal experience that made me see life differently Something that has caused me to see life differently, was during my sophomore year of high school. It all started from a situation that happened in my sophomore of high school. I was giving a presentation front of my classmates and as I got to the front of the classroom my anxiety kicked in, I didn’t know what to expect, I didn’t know that all of this was going to happen.
It took me a while to accept that what I did every day was my life. I didn’t like it, I missed my family in Texas, and I missed my old friends. I had to grow up a little every day. At the end of it all I had dealt with a broken rib, taking care of siblings, and a new school. From that move I learned to accept and adapt to change.
I did not even want to think about moving during the time before I moved. I just wanted to live my life normally, go home to a fully furnished, not packed house. I miss all my friends, every single one of them, now I will never see them again, even
and I thought that I would have a ton of friends right away, and boy was I wrong. The first weekend here I felt like I meet so many new people, it was so exciting but since I meet so many people I forgot everyone’s names and never really meet back up with them. Once classes began it was even harder to meet new friends since I had to be so focused in my classes. As weeks went on I became more and more homesick and missed all my friends
Many students are getting late to class but are being counted absent for being more than five minutes late. The schools give the students five minutes to get from one class to another, but it can take more than five minutes to get from one building to another when there is traffic. Schools should not mark students absent when they’re tardy because some students would get released late in other classes and some students would skip because they know they would be counted absent either way. One reason why the school should take the five minute absent system is because they would get released late in some other classes.
After five years of living in San Jose, California, I was enrolled in nine grade at the beginning of High School. However, school in America was completely different as compared to my school life in Vietnam because, instead of staying in the same class and experiencing a change of teachers for different lessons in Vietnam but, I had to switch classes for the different lessons in America. In High School, I experienced many challenging tasks with English communication with the teachers and students and making friends was another challenge that forced me to eat lunch all by myself. Food served at the cafeteria was another challenge and I could not eat well because I was not aware of the different types of food and I had to be careful to stick
Then, all of a sudden, you get in trouble for being late to class. You try to explain to the teacher that everyone was running past you and you did not know where to go. However, she says you are in middle school and this is no excuse. Are YOU mentally prepared for this now in 6th grade?
Every morning I have to spend an hour in order to send my baby to the babysitter and another an hour before I get on campus. As I spending two hours in the morning to get on campus and two hours to get home was through for me. Sometimes, I am late to class, missed examinations or missed the beginning of every topic with the early morning classes. This made me feel tensed and uncomfortable in those classes. Some professors, it was okay with them, but others it was a tag of war.
Many of the students felt the same way, one in particular, Dennis, never thought he would be able to finish high school. Traditional school just wasn’t for him. Now, fast forward __________ years to Elizabeth Forward School District. You know what you would see walking down the halls and in classrooms? Students, lots of students.
When coming to Arcadia High School I didn’t know what to feel like, would I say frightened, worried, or energized? For this reason I decided that I felt confused. I was a bit stressed at the thought of getting bad grades. I entered school and saw what looked like a beehive of people going where they needed to go. So like many freshmen on their first day I got lost looking for my first class, it was such a big school and many of the halls weren’t even in alphabetical order.
Many of the students enrolled at Second Start Alternative High School are referred as a result of their low rates of attendance at their current schools. Due to this fact, Second Start enforces that students must be present eighty-five percent of the time in order to receive credit each quarter. The policy states that even if a student completes all of their coursework, they will not receive credit if their rate of attendance is below an eighty-five percent. However, students who are chronically absent, rarely complete all of their assignments. Students who have frequent absences find it difficult to complete quality work typically because they missed the associated instruction.