Now listen here, soon to be freshman.
What you are about to hear is advice coming from experience.
So take note.
First off: Academics
This is the real big one.
If you have gotten into honors courses, well, brace yourself. A lot will be expected of you and you really need to step up your game. If you don’t, you’ll just fall. It won’t be an easy breeze.
And just so you know, conduct is not graded in high school. That doesn’t mean you can be a little runt though. Think about it; the teachers are the ones pulling the strings on your grades. They can easily affect you if you tick them off.
Secondly: Social Status
To me, usually social status isn’t a huge concern. But please, and I mean PLEASE open yourself up to making new friends. There are ton of new people, and here’s the shocking news; not ALL of them wants to eat your soul out. And they don’t all have to be freshman either. You can expand to the other classes. They aren’t really beyond your reach.
As far as status goes, you don’t need to be popular. Do not try and accidently peak in high school. Not a good life choice.
Third of All: Clubs
In my opinion, clubs are great. They are a good option to meet up with friends (or even make new ones, reference to above). They always have something for you to do, no matter what club you are in.
Now, if you may have noticed, there are a LOT of clubs to choose from. My advice is to pick the ones that fits your interest and can coexist with your after school schedule. Nothing is worse than not being able to go to a club because of something after school. (For ex., I chose to do Art Club, but I had to miss quite a few meets because of Girl Scouts. Eventually it was able to work, though.
The Fourth: MCAS
You really need to pass this thing. If you don’t, you don’t graduate, plain and simple.
It’s also not as hard as it looks, so don’t get too flustered by it.
Well, that’s my advice for the soon-to-be freshman out there! Take or leave it, I don’t care. But let into your brain because you need this.