Top 10 Tips for High School

High School is a very interesting place. There’s a lot of people. Here’s how you can survive without costing yourself an arm and a leg
The Top Ten
1 Do your assignments

This is probably the biggest thing that I can recommend. I get it, nobody likes them, but if you still do the work, you will get points. Even if you don't finish or something, at least turn it in on time, because some points is better than a zero. As Nike would say Just. Do. It!

2 Don’t overdo your classes

If you're a smart person, then I definitely recommend higher level AP/Honors courses, but don't overdo it. I suggest no more than 2 advanced classes at a time. Any more than that and you will be stressing out about it. Just know your limitations. Shoot for the stars. Sure, but don't overshoot is what I'm saying.

Personally, I took all AP/advanced classes. I do NOT recommend this.

Yeah I'm really bad at this.

3 Have fun

You'll be there for 4 years and then it's all over. You'll never be able to go back to those days again. Make sure you enjoy your high school days. Build connections and support your other classmates whether it's football, basketball, choir, band, or anything in between.

4 Be on time

Being on time is important anywhere. I don't think anything drives a teacher more crazy than when you walk in late. Now sure, sometimes you can't help it, but if you can, be sure to get there and get your assignments in on time as well.

I always tried to be on time when I was in high school.

Some teachers are chill about others not so much.

5 Join a club or sport

Like I said earlier, High School is all about having fun. Enjoy your 4 years while they last, because they go by quickly. Joining a club or sport is a great way to find people who have similar interests to you and a chance to meet new people as well.

Joining a club or sport can help you explore your interests and make new friends. Plus, colleges like applicants that participate in many extracurricular activities.

Is there's an occult club I could join...?

6 Take advantage of college credit classes

College is hard. It's a complicated process, but a lot of schools offer concurrent credit so you don't have to worry about doing anything except your normal class. On top of that, you will get a lot of Gen Ed classes knocked out for a way cheaper price.

This helps to an extent...

Yep I've taken 4 so far.

7 Don’t be afraid to ask questions

If you don't understand something, be sure to ask. Chances are it will appear again on a test, so maybe get help from a teacher even if it means staying after school.

8 Pay attention

I know it can be hard but try to at least stay awake in class otherwise you will be screwed on the test.

If you make a bad grade then it's your own fault.

9 Try not to be absent a lot

I know sometimes it's inevitable, but if you're home skipping classes, you aren't doing yourself any favors. Also, if you know you will be absent, be sure to let your teachers know ahead of time so they're aware. But seriously it can hurt to miss even one class.

I try to never be absent

10 Check your grades

If you want to do anything outside of school, make sure you are on top of your grades. Make sure you have everything turned in and you are satisfied with your grades.

Yep that seems to help. I hate it when teachers won't tell me my grade when I ask.

The Contenders
11 Develop good time management skills

These are skills you will need in life outside of school, so it's important to develop them now in order to get good grades and prepare yourself for adult life.

12 Ignore bullying unless they physically attack you than snitch on them

This is wrong! If you are being bullied please report it... Bullying can lead to many mental and physical disabilities.

I don't snitch. I fight.

13 Don't try to impress anyone
14 Don't do drugs
15 Don't snitch if it is not something big
16 Don't talk bad about anyone
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