This past school year was kinda crazy! I’m pretty sure I wrote about this, but I switched to a public school during the second semester of my freshman year. The transition was really crazy and scary. Now that my sophomore year is almost over, I have gotten much better at being a public school student!
My schedule for this school year is:
P1 – World History and Geography
P2 – World Lit & Comp
P3 – Algebra 1
P4 – Biology
S5 – Study Hall
S6 – Fitness Yoga 1
S7 – American Sign Language 1
S8 – Geometry
(My school has A and B days so the first four “P”s are one day then the “S”s are the next day)
My schedule actually stayed the same for both semesters! Only thing is the Algebra 1 switched to a T.A. for the same class, so the rooms stayed the same. I even retook the same yoga class so I could get another credit for the same class. I actually really recommend retaking a class (if your school offers to retake classes for credit), especially for gym classes, because then you already know how everything goes, easy credit.
I did have to retake Algebra 1 for the first semester because I was not doing well for the first semester of my freshman year. I was going to an online school and I really needed more 1 on 1 help when it comes to math. If you ever need help with math, ASK YOUR TEACHER. My teachers at my new school are really helpful, but I understand if your teachers aren’t the best.
For Geometry, I have had four teachers this year… FOUR!!! The first one quit, he was a terrible teacher that didn’t really teach just lectured if you know what I mean. Then, the second one was a temporary sub for 8 weeks, he was really old and couldn’t hear when people were talking during tests. He assigned a ton of homework but didn’t teach us how to do it so another mean teacher came in and yelled at us for not doing it. The third had to leave because she didn’t have an actual teaching licence, she was okay but it seemed like she didn’t really know how to teach. Our current teacher is AMAZING! She gives us regular notes and helps us work through things even during tests. Math is so much easier when you have a good teacher!
This year I have all A’s and B’s! These are some of my best grades ever! I have always struggled with school so this is kind of amazing for me. You can do it too if you try hard enough! Take days off if you get too stressed and ask questions if you have them! Also, class group chats really help if you have just absolutely no idea how to do an assignment.
I hope you take some of these tips for yourself!
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