a reply to: lazyfortress
Here's what you will probably like:
1. While you may only have 4 classes in a day, you will get a reasonable amount of time to get to the next class. I had 6 classes in high school, not
counting 0 hour Jazz Band.
2. Having more control over your schedule. In my case, because I was good with music and programming, I was able to orient my elective classes in that
3. The next three years will be more of the same, just different classes.
4. The people you begin with are often the ones you will be friends with after. I'm still friends (having been away from highschool since '09) with
many people I grew up alongside.
5. Better dances - My middle school used to do dances every other week; highschool they put more effort into a few dances a year (and if you are
lucky, you can get invited to Prom!).
6. Good grades will help with several things such as scholarships, grants, and groups like the National Honor's Society. If you do well in 9th grade,
it'll help overall.
And, here's what you won't like:
1. More homework - High School is there to try and prep you for the world beyond (assuming you don't want to go to college). So for most classes,
expect more homework and outside work.
2. Longer class periods. For me, history was the worst because I didn't find it interesting. Having jazz band, concert band, and orchestra in my mix
helped me to stay focused in the other classes.
3. Some friendships and relationships will die off - People will change, some for better or worse.
4. It's now a competition (for some). Unlike middle school, where your grades determined if you made it to the next level, in high school, these
grades count towards your graduation. So, if you're like me and get C's in all subjects except Literature, Band, and Programming, then don't be
surprised if you graduate in the middle of the class.
Overall, don't be nervous! Be yourself, and don't try to pretend to be someone else.