Why is High School So Hard?

Updated: June 09, 2023
High school is so hard because you have to juggle academics, social life, and extracurriculars all at once. You're also under a lot of pressure to do well so you can get into a good college.
Detailed answer:

High school is hard for a lot of reasons. There are so many things to balance and manage: schoolwork, extracurricular activities, friendships and relationships with teachers and peers, sports or other after-school activities.

But it’s also important to remember that high school isn’t supposed to be easy. It’s supposed to challenge you academically so that when you graduate, you’re prepared for college or whatever lies beyond.

Being challenged by your teachers isn’t always a bad thing either — they want you to learn as much as they want your parents’ money! But sometimes it can feel like they’re trying too hard or putting too much pressure on students who are already stressed out enough as it is (and don’t even get me started on standardized tests).

In addition, your teachers expect more from you than they did in middle school. They expect you to show up on time, do your homework, and participate in class discussions. If you don’t demonstrate these behaviors consistently, they’ll give you bad grades and even fail you.

High school students must take responsibility for themselves more often than middle schoolers do; they need to learn how to do things like pay bills on time and make wise decisions about money management early on in order to avoid problems later in life (like student loans).

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