How to survive high school

Hannah Sieg, Staff Reporter

Students in high school are always talking about how stressful and terrible high school is. This is completely acceptable, because at times it can be horrible. Especially when you have to wake up early in the morning, stay up late doing homework, or take the dreadful ACT or SAT tests. But there are also students who will tell you it’s the best four years of your life. With the school dances, Friday night football games, and the wonderful people you’ll meet here. Whichever person you are, there is a way to get through high school without too much suffering, and here’s how to do it:

  1. Accept that you’re going to be getting a lot more homework

The transition between junior high and high school homework isn’t that bad at first. As you get older, you get to choose which classes you take and that’ll determine how much homework you have. At times, you’ll lose motivation and might not want to do homework, but it’s very helpful in the end. Be ready for those late homework nights. But keep in mind, once you get the swing of things, it gets better.

     2. Be ready to step out of your comfort zone

The first day at a new school is always terrifying, but you’re not the only one who is scared. There are many other students your age who are just as nervous as you. There are going to be new challenges headed your way now that you’re at a new school, so be ready to step out of your comfort zone. It may be hard at first, but you can do it!

     3. Remember you’ll never have another experience like this one

Within these four years, you’ll be making some memories you’ll never forget. High school is the only time you get to experience school dances, Friday night football games, King of Hearts, school assemblies, and the high school theatre productions. This will be the only time in your life you have these exciting activities all at once. Make the most of this experience and don’t forget to have fun!