High School Already?!

Scarlett Moon

During the second week in December, Chaffin’s eighth-graders will be starting their ninth grade, high school schedule.  Students will be choosing from a variety of different classes and will have many opportunities to start their future.  During your Career Connections class, you were given a booklet of all the different classes offered at Northside and Southside.  With so many different options, students are being overwhelmed with what they should do.  It’s like high school already?! 


With so many different options you may be getting overwhelmed on what math you should take or what electives you want.  Here are some helpful tips and tricks to help you pick your classes.


First, know what you want to do when you’re older.  Do you want to be a doctor? Maybe a teacher?  You need to know what classes to take in high school to pursue your future.  There are so many opportunities out there so you might want to do some research.  You also don’t want to overwhelm yourself with too many classes.  Try to focus on your core classes by taking math, science, social studies, and English classes that are going to fit your area of interest and what you want to pursue.


Second, know what subjects you’re good at.  You may be better at English than science. So you might want to take an AP English class but a regular science class.  This will help you achieve better grades and not stress yourself out as much.  


Lastly, don’t just focus on the Pre-AP and AP classes.  Even though Pre-AP and AP classes are good to take and can help you get good scholarships, they can be very overwhelming and stressful with homework.  If you aren’t good at a subject, you don’t need to take an AP or Pre-AP class.  


These are only a few of the things you need to know for high school schedules. Although, they are some of the most important.  Just remember that you can do anything if you try your hardest and put yourself to it.