Dear, Incoming Freshman
Welcome to Heights freshman, I bet you´re super nervous about being in a high school now rather than being in middle school. High school is very different from middle school, but you have nothing to worry about. Heights is actually a really cool place and I´m sure you´ll have fun and make a lot of great memories because I sure did. In this letter, I´ll be giving you some advice on how to get through your first year successfully, I hope you find them helpful!
My How To Guide To Surviving High School:
Ok so surviving high school isn´t hard at all, but it still isn´t easy either. So these are just some tips for you that could possibly help you along the way. I used these tips and it got me through the year very well 🙂
- Tip 1: Hang out with people that make you happy and have your back
Ok so high school is the place that you will find who are actually your friends or who are just fake. My advice is to find a group of friends who actually have your back and do not make you want to do things that you do not want to do. High school is to have fun, not getting in trouble because you got mixed in with the wrong group. Also stay out of drama, it´s not worth it at all
- Tip 2: Actually take classes that you know you want or classes that might be to advance for you
This is very important tip because picking your classes is one of the most important things to do. Please do not pick a class just because your friend is in it, pick a class that you are actually interested in and that could help you. Also do not pick classes that you know FOR SURE that you won´t do well in because it might take a long time for you to get out of that class, which could cause your grade to drop.
- Tip 3: Join some extra activities in school
This tip I really like because I joined the volleyball team this year and I enjoyed it, I´m also in orchestra too. If you choose to join extra activities they really open new doors to people and events. You could branch out and find new people and maybe even discover something about yourself that you never knew. At Heights we have many clubs that you could join and connect with people.
- Tip 4: Do not pick so many activities that allows you not to keep up/ Good time management
Ok I have to be honest…I struggled with this a lot this year. Its not a good idea to book your schedule so high with things that could cause you to fall behind. If you time manage right, you could balance all these things, but if not…you might be like me and have multiple breakdowns through the year. So don´t be like me and have better time management please, it´ll help a lot
- Tip 5: Be yourself
This tip is one that I really want to stress because there are so many people that will try to beat you down in high school, but don´t let it get to you because who are they to say things to you. No offense to the people, but most likely they´ll be a bum after high school..so ya know what I mean. Everyone in high school is trying to find themselves and this might cause people to become ¨edgy¨ and total jerks. So my advice is just let it roll off your back and look at the positives in life rather than what they say.
Ok! so those were some tips that I just had for you. I really hope you find them helpful and could make your freshman year a blast rather than a flop. If you need more advice or just want to rant about your life, you could contact me on Snapchat or Instagram, I´m open to rant or if you just want to sit and talk, we could figure out a place at school and I could try to help
(I´m not original with names, so literally my snap and insta are the same sooo)