Q: Which elective courses should I take?
A: The electives you take are completely up to you. However, you should choose wisely. Some people will choose to take classes, such as Ceramics or Child Development. Others may choose to take classes that will fulfill their science, Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) or foreign language credits. There is a list of all the electives AHS has to offer at the school website:
Q: Should I take AP classes and what are the pros and cons of doing so?
A: AP stands for Advanced Placement, and they are college-level courses that you can take in high school. During May, you will have the opportunity to take the AP exam, which may earn you college credit based on your score. (1- No recommendation, 2- Possibly Qualified, 3- Qualified, 4- Well Qualified, 5- Extremely Well Qualified) Naturally, an AP class requires more work and responsibility. You should only take an AP course if it interests you and if you are willing to take on the extra work that it requires.
Q: How do I deal with all this stress?!
A: The transition from middle school to high school is always hard. Do your best in school and learn to keep things in perspective. Always stay positive and do not do anything that would have a negative impact on your life and grades. Also, whenever you are having trouble in school, go to a teacher or your parents for help.
Q: There are so many things I have to accomplish. How do I find the time to do it all?
A: Try not to take on so many things at once. Know your limits and how much you can handle without being overwhelmed. Always keep track of things you have to do, preferably in a planner so it’s organized. Extracurricular activities are important, but always put school first. Lastly, do not forget to take some time for yourself and relax a bit from time to time.
Q: What food habits should I get into that will benefit me?
A: Your food consumption determines a variety of things. Not only does it affect your health, but it also will affect how you do in school. You should always make sure to eat a healthy breakfast so you have a good start to your day. It can affect your mood and school performance in a positive way. Also, you should make sure that you don’t eat out too much and make sure to always stay hydrated, but stray away from unhealthy drinks such as soda.
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