High school. Everything is about to get crazy but keep your head down and avoid all administration. Just kidding, high school is nothing like the movies despite all hopes and dreams that were caused by High School Musical, Mean Girls and any other Disney movie providing lies to children.
There is no singing in the halls, no queen bee (kinda), but the populars are really not that popular, and jocks are definitely a thing but that’s awesome. High school is nothing like you to expected it to be and I’m here to help you prepare. Because life might just change if you do high school right.
Freshmen year, if you don’t want all of the other classes to hate you, know your place. There is nothing worse than an arrogant freshman, it’s good to be confident but if you don’t accept that fact that you are at the bottom of the food chain you will be heavily disliked. Try to friend up; upperclassmen are great friends to have; they will vouch for you at school events, help you with homework and always give the best advice about relationships and teachers. But don’t forget the friends who pushed to get you there. Also, high school can be a pyramid of work and if you do more as a freshman the less you will need to do as a senior or do less a freshman and watch your workload get larger through the years.
Sophomore year. This is a nice transition year, and you will have adapted to high school and now you just need to do some work and just be yourself, this is the year to try new things, join a sport or club and appreciate the free time you will never have again. As a sophomore, you learn to recognize what is important, and what is not. But as said before always do your work and don't let yourself fall behind.
Junior year. Welcome to upperclassmen but that really doesn't mean anything other than you've survived longer than others have. So based on the amount of work you've done in the past, this will be the hardest or the easiest year. But this is your year to live, you can now drive and get a job, but that doesn't mean you have too but get excited for what you want because it is closer than ever, but you need to understand the reality of school, parents and friends. This is your year to break out of your shell and become who you really are or want to be, this is the year of you.
Senior year. Get ready for emotional parents, many "oh how the time has flown" by people you don't even know. And for many decisions, you didn't think you'd actually have to make someday. But despite the stress, it is a great year, you are allowed off periods, you're finally at the top of the food chain also you and friends have never had less drama. As a senior you get all of the special treatment, some think it's just because seniors are spoiled but we've earned all of our ditched days, the sunrise and sunset, and all the joy of graduating. It is amazing to zip up your gown and feel accomplished, you have to feel it too believe it.
High School is hard and will beat you up from time to time but there is nothing better than when you get to stand up and win the fight as you walk across the stage in a cap and gown letting everyone know you won and were able to swing right back. High school is not the hardest thing in life by far, but for now, there is nothing more you need to excel at than being you in high school.