It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to post something here. Why, you may ask? Well, I’ve discovered that March-May of my Junior year is fast becoming an extremely stressful time for myself, and many other students in my situation.
Why, you may ask? The tests have arrived. Ask any high school student, or really upperclassmen I guess, and they will tell you that there seems to be no end in sight once those first tests start coming. At Skyline this year we will be taking the California State Tests the last week of April. Following that, AP Exams are given in the first three weeks of May. Finals for regular classes are a few weeks after that in the second week of June.
But, it doesn’t even end there. Many Juniors and Seniors are also taking the SAT, SAT II, or the ACT during these spring months as well. That is exhausting just to think about. There really seems to be no time in between to study, review, do homework, have a part-time job, or just relax. How do students do it? I tell you, we high schoolers really are an incredible breed.
So what do you think? Are all these tests preparing us for real life bureaucracy, or are they totally pointless? Do you think there could be a better system so everything is so crammed in at the last minute? I hope to find time throughout all this to continue posting. Wish us luck with our studies and those many, many tests.