high school

High school made less stressful; a roundup of high school horror stories and tips on asking your date to prom, preparing for college and much more.

The 'High School Musical' Experience
For my final drama class in high school, a few of my friends and I decided to direct the school’s musical of the year. This would start the worst semester of my life, academically and emotionally. We ...
Bradley Perry5 days ago
Charter and Private Schools Are Not Thinking About Violence
Allow me to start by clarifying my expertise in this matter. I am a former police officer and a medical professional. I have degrees in criminal psychology, criminal justice, emergency management, and...
Kathleen Blanco21 days ago
Educational Equity Is Not Equal
In the midst of the political, religious and economic issues that plague our everyday lives, there is another issue that requires attention: educational equity. I was listening to one of my favorite p...
High School Advice (from a 12th Grade Student's Perspective)
High school is the four years of your life that you cannot and will not forget. It consists of stress, excitement, first times, friendships, relationships and a ton more. Some people who are going to ...
Dylan Damesa month ago
Callous
I rub the tough calluses on the tips of my fingers together. They haven’t healed, but I do it anyway, because otherwise I’d have to give Alan my full attention. It feels like the last time I sat in a ...
William Lunsford2 months ago
Why the Public Education System Is Failing
Everyone knows that kids do not like learning in school, but it is required. As a 19 year old who lives in Georgia, I had to attend school until I was 16, until I had the option to drop out; however, ...
Ada Zuba2 months ago
Grad: What to Know
It is that time of year again, where girls are shopping for grad dresses, boys are renting tuxes and wondering what girl they should take to the banquet or dance with. The grad banquet is all fun and ...
Alyssa Day2 months ago
Your Child Is Difficult in High School
When your child begins middle school, there is always more pressure on him or her—and much more homework. So make your children feel good about doing their homework and prepare their favorite treat fo...
Kaelyn Dibble2 months ago
My High School Experience
I have spent many nights up late doing homework or many mornings getting up really early to finish that paper for economics that I had not finished the night before. Study sessions chilling with frien...
McKie Hunt3 months ago
I've Been Waiting for This Day to Come for 13 Years
I have waited for this day since I was in eighth grade, just wanting to be done with people that don't care about me, the homework, and get my diploma. Now that i'm a senior, I can taste the end, and ...
Paisley Hansen3 months ago
Fund Education Don't Underfund
Funding can be problematic for many if it is not used in the right way. Certain areas in the education system can become overfunded and other areas become underfunded due to not having a sufficient bu...
Brie Lynn4 months ago
My School Failed Me for Being LGBTQ
Growing up in a small beach town in New Jersey is a life that parents dream of for their children. The popular summer destination, nestled on a Cape May County Island, was my year-round reality. Being...
Skunk Uzeki4 months ago
What Every Parent Needs to Know About Specialty Schools
"Did you go to private school? Public? You're so well-spoken for someone without a degree!" It's a trio of sentences I often hear. As a college dropout, it's something that irks me on a lot of levels....
Jordanna Romano4 months ago
Five Years Later
It's been about five years since I graduated high school. On June 12th, 2014, my former peers that I would typically see daily and I, finally threw our graduation caps in the air and went our separate...
Rich Monetti4 months ago
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Mt. Kisco Hosts Undoing Racism Workshop
In the fall of 2014, Reverend Kym McNair, Associate Minister at Antioch Baptist Church in Bedford Hills, was excited to receive an invitation to attend a workshop at Fox Lane on diversity, racism and ...
Emma Lee4 months ago
An Open Letter to School Districts: Where Is the Money for Performing Arts?
There is no drama class at Cypress High School. The couch with wheels featured in black and white pictures of past productions still sits in the green room, a tiny space adjacent to the theater and ch...
Ryanne Briley5 months ago
Is What I'm Learning Really Useful?
Hello my name is Ryanne. I'm currently in high school—let me rephrase that, I'm currently I'm hell. Also, a quick side note: This is my first story I'm fighting about. I like venting a lot, but never ...
Analyce Hennessey5 months ago
Top 5 Websites and Apps for High School Students
When assigned homework, do you find yourself stuck and confused? Here are some helpful resources!