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High School Pressure

I'm Allowed To Be Confused About The Future -- And You Are, Too

Taylor Vidmar | Posted 06.11.2015 | Teen
Taylor Vidmar

I often feel as though I should already have my life figured out. A lot of my peers already have plans for their post-high school careers, but I find myself shrugging my shoulders every time somebody asks me, "What are you doing after high school?"

5 Tips to Transform Teen School Indifference to Engagement

Todd Kestin | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

Is your teen struggling in school? Does he seem apathetic? Have you lectured, grounded and threatened until you have no idea what else to do?

Why 'Good Enough' Is More Important Than Being Perfect

Theodore Li | Posted 05.21.2015 | Teen
Theodore Li

We seek what we can't have without remembering that we don't actually need to be perfect. Imperfection allows us to be human.

Why You Should Stop Obsessing Over Grades

Andrea Vale | Posted 10.26.2013 | Teen
Andrea Vale

Junior year is often considered the most competitive and stressful year of high school. After this past year, I can wholeheartedly agree and call it what I truly see it as -- a competition.

'Is Success In School Really Everything?'

Talise T. | Posted 10.11.2013 | Teen
Talise T.

There are whole other aspects of life that we should never leave out -- after all, what's the point of learning how to make a living when there isn't a life to make the living for?

Confessions Of An Insecure Senior

Riley Griffin | Posted 09.17.2013 | Teen
Riley Griffin

The academic competition is intense and in order to keep up the demands of the admissions office we fill our plate to the brim with extracurriculars, SAT prep and community service. You know the deal. They want it, we do it.

Why Grades Aren't As Important As You Think

Vanessa Petion | Posted 09.11.2013 | Teen
Vanessa Petion

That moment had finally come and boy, was I feeling dumb. I used to cringe at the stereotypical slacker who always had those backhanded remarks for the teacher and just didn't want to do anything, but now I realize that at least they were being honest.

What High School Should Really Be About

Madelyn Chen | Posted 08.25.2013 | Teen
Madelyn Chen

Take a deep breath. Step back. And relax. Forget it all, even just for an instant -- forget the workload, the exams, the intensive four-year high school plan from your counselor, the classes you're planning to take next semester.

Hope To Cope With The Stress Of Starting High School

Posted 05.14.2013 | Teen

Any big life change is challenging -- whether it's your parents getting divorced or moving to a new city -- but making the transition from middle scho...

Is The Stress Really Worth It?

Reema Kakaday | Posted 06.12.2013 | Teen
Reema Kakaday

In 10 years, no one will really care how many AP classes you took, whether your high school GPA was a 3.4 or a 4.3, or how well you did on your SAT. People care about the kind of person you are, and how you treat him or her and the ones around you.

Race to Nowhere: Are Successful High Schools Hurting Students?

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kate Fridkis

The pressure to get into a very specific kind of college has become, in many areas, integral to pre-college education.