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High School

Postby john_titor » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:46 pm

What wisdom can you share with high school kids?

How important is high school? What happens after high school? What is/why college? Why go to school after 16?

What do you wish someone would have told you about high school?

Help the peeps.
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Re: High School

Postby Stebben84 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:05 pm

Nothing is what you expect it to be.

Set goals but don't let it bring you down if they're not met.

Live life how you want it to be and not how others tell you it should be.

Money isn't everything.

Older people actually have good advice(they may only realize that when they get older)

Don't do drugs...wait, never mind.

Don't let others tell you no because they didn't think of the next great thing you did.
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Re: High School

Postby Remember_Me » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:18 pm

Credit.

Credit.

Credit.
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Re: High School

Postby Stebben84 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:25 pm

Credit for what? That's too short sighted.
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Re: High School

Postby bdog » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:31 am

Take all the shop classes even if you're also taking all the college prep classes.
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Re: High School

Postby Kenneth Burns » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:09 am

Pay attention when they teach you how to cross-multiply proportions. That comes in handy.
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Re: High School

Postby narcoleptish » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:35 am

Sticking it out and finishing high school is so much easier than being an adult w/o a HS diploma.

If you write or post it on the internet, it will never go away.

Learn Spanish.

Money isn't everything, but it makes Everything easier.
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Re: High School

Postby Steve Vokers » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:41 am

High school boys, stay the hell away from my daughter. If you know what's good for you.
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Re: High School

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:26 pm

As someone who has spent half his life in high school, I recommend taking all the hard classes from the demanding teachers. Then you will be prepared to take what you like in college.
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Re: High School

Postby snoqueen » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:34 pm

It gets better.

That's a good mantra not only for the LGBT kids (see the web page of the same name -- itgetsbetter.org), but for all high school kids.
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Re: High School

Postby Steve Vokers » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:51 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:As someone who has spent half his life in high school, I recommend taking all the hard classes from the demanding teachers. Then you will be prepared to take what you like in college.


Maybe if you took the less demanding courses you would have graduated on time.
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Re: High School

Postby DCB » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:50 pm

Focus on doing something you like. Set a goal. Even if don't succeed, you'll be better off for it.
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Re: High School

Postby Remember_Me » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:51 pm

Stebben84 wrote:Credit for what? That's too short sighted.


You're right.

I mean HS should have a class or mandatory course on the importance of building and maintaining credit.

Especially since parents don't seem to be doing it.

And those heading off to college are, or were in my day, bombarded with credit card offers from just about every issuer available. So they take on a "few" cards and then couple that with student loans and before you know it you're graduating with a quarter million dollars of debt already under your belt.

There should be a course in HS where students are given mock credit cards and loans and then be taught how to handle them correctly. Plus they could be taught how to actually SAVE for items they want and appreciate a little delayed gratification for a change.

Crazy given today's kids, I know.
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Re: High School

Postby Stebben84 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:43 pm

Remember_Me wrote:I mean HS should have a class or mandatory course on the importance of building and maintaining credit.


Gotcha. I didn't quite get what you were referring too. I actually had a class in middle school(of all places) that was like this. We didn't really get into the scenario you talked about, but we did learn about money management and how to write checks. Haven't thought about that class in year.
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Re: High School

Postby doppel » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:22 pm

Show up everyday. Graduate. Showing up everyday and finishing the job assigned are the two most important job skills you can learn in HS.
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