Hey there, little fellows.
I’m going to teach you how to survive ninth grade.
First, DO YOUR WORK and HAVE HIGH EXPECTATIONS. Listen, if you do your work (yes, even homework too) every day, you will have your teachers completely wrapped around your finger. Clarification, do NOT take advantage of your teachers. Be nice and respectful towards them. Learn to like them even if you don’t. This is a good thing because if something ever comes up and you need someone who has your back, you have all of your teachers. I was in a situation like this, and my wonderful language arts teacher Mrs. Garber made it possible for me to go to something very important to me and my family. As for the high expectations part, you do not have to set goals. I understand, I absolutely HATE setting goals. Just know what you want to accomplish and go a step above that and do it. If you want to be in those AP and accelerated classes, you need to put pressure on yourself. Shoot for a notch higher than what you want to accomplish and you’ll be on the right track.
Next, LISTEN DURING CLASS. You won’t believe how much your teachers will appreciate it, but it is a blessing to them to at least have one good student who listens. Don’t be that kid that never does their work and disrespects teachers because it’s not cool. No one thinks its cool, and you know where that you land you in life? You’ll probably have a life time job at McDonald’s. Also, high school is different than Middle School. In Middle school, if you fail a class, it doesn’t matter and you get to go on to the next grade. But, in high school, if you fail a class, you have to retake it or else you will not graduate.
Lastly, HAVE FUN!!!!! High school may not be like it seems in the movie High School Musical, but it’s at least better than Middle school. The teacher are more laid back and if you really get to know them, class will be fun. I know the last two steps seemed kind of strict and boring, but do them in a fun way. Once you stick with them for a while, you’ll be so proud of yourself, and I bet your parents will too! Just keep your head up high and ask teachers for help when you need it. (: