Navigating through high school in the 21stCentury can be less complicated if you have an awareness of high school culture, what is expected and how to minimize your stress. By providing a snapshot of various specific topics common to the high school experience, you will gain power in knowledge and familiarity as you begin down your own high school path. Topics include: grades and grade point averages, A/P or Advanced Placement classes, IB or International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Dual Enrollment classes, the importance of time management, community service, academic challenges such as: SST Plans, 504 Plans, IEP Plan, Shadowing, CTE or Career Technical Education, being your own student advocate, school technology and much more.
Read over 200+ quotes and perspectives from students that have "walked the walk and talked the talk" during their own high school journey presented in sections throughout the book called "Straight from the Horse's Mouth". Amazing insight and lessons learned are found in the senior section as they have traveled the distance of all four years of high school, weathered numerous situations, dramas and academic challenges and successes. Everyone has their own gifts- share yours by building relationships with your peers and your teachers. Be aware of all that is around you, the resources available to you, identify your support system, believe in yourself and do not comprise your morals and values. Follow your passions, interests and goals and be the best you can be. The world is at your fingertips and anything is possible with hard work, resilience and perseverance. Now go create your own memorable snapshots.