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Individuality vs. Conformity in High School - It was the first day of school. I was eager to see most of my friends who I went to middle school with. There was one big thing that struck me; I noticed my friends changed. They started dressed differently, acted differently, changed their hair style, and even started wearing makeup. Since the transition fresh out of middle school and into high school, my friends wanted to look older. The biggest factor that bothered me was how they would conform to look like the sophomores, juniors, and seniors....   [tags: high school, ] 654 words
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The Columbine High School Massacre - The Columbine High School Massacre happened on April 20, 1999. The Shooters were Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, two senior students who wanted to destroy the world they lived in. Their motives: NATURAL SELECTION. KILL all retards, people w/ brain fuck ups, drug adics, people cant figure out to use a fucking lighter. GEEEAWD. people spend millions of dollars on saving the lives of retards, and why. I don't buy that shit like "oh hes my son though!" so the fuck what, he aint normal, kill him, put him out his misery....   [tags: Columbine High School Shootings]
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High School Dropout Rate - High School Dropout Rate Expectations of today’s educational qualifications for high school students are different than it was in the past. It is not uncommon to hear about a student who did not graduate from school. As shown in table 1, 97 students from Stanly County dropped out of school in the 2011- 2012 school year (“Grade 7-13 Dropout Counts and Rates (pdf.62kb)”). Last school year 3.01 percent of North Carolina’s high school students dropped out of school according to the 2011-12 Consolidated Data Report, as a result the total number of students who dropped out of high school in the 2012 year is 13,488....   [tags: graduate, high school students]
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Working Throughout High School - Students spend four years of their lives attending high school. Going through high school is mandatory as it prepares them for college and strength to face “the real world.” Having part-time jobs has become the phenomenon among high school students and many students follow this trend as well. Moreover, there are some pros and cons attached with it. Though it may seem like working throughout high school is a bad idea, it could better prepare students for “the real world.” Although some people believe that the primary duty of a student is studying, I am of the opposite position....   [tags: high school, career,] 562 words
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Graduating From High School - There are two types of mornings: good and bad. Bad are those that usually occur during the weekends. The dreams are never finished to watch, warm bedding does not want you to go, and a little puppy desires even more attention than ever. To counterbalance it, good mornings are those that allow you to sleep until the midday and let the world wait. However, there was one particular day when everything has changed. I was waiting for my alarm to ring and could not wait to get up to proceed with my preparations for the day....   [tags: High School Graduation] 729 words
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High School Friday Night Lights - High school athletics leave a major impact on everybody that is involved with them. It also can even leave a mark on people who aren’t associated with them. There are many conflicting opinions on whether high school sports are a positive or negative influence on a student’s life. Athletics in high school can have an effect on the community as a whole. In H.G. Bisssinger’s highly regarded Friday Night Lights, high school football is accurately portrayed as the most important thing in Texas; it receives much more attention than academics....   [tags: high school sports, high school athletics]
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How I Changed in High School - Everyone has heard or been told, “high school is what you make of it.” High school is in fact what you make of it, but it is also the time of great change in everybody. Entering grade nine you still feel like a kid, your post-secondary and career choices are far from top priority. However, by grade twelve we become more mature and grow into young adults. Personally looking back to my grade nine self and comparing her to my grade twelve self of today, I am able to see changes in my character, my athletics and my goals....   [tags: High School, change,] 782 words
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Dear New High School Student - Dear New High School Student, Welcome to High School. These are going to be the best 4 years of your life. This is the time to have fun and figure out life. You’ve just come from being at the top of the totem pole in middle school and now you are right back at the bottom. Being a sophomore isn’t easy and seniors are your worst nightmare. Every guy is going to be like six feet tall and will have facial hair. You’ll meet people with all sorts of personalities and your friend list of Facebook will explode with requests....   [tags: suggestions to survive high school] 525 words
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High School Principals - The definition of a high school is a school that, provides children with part or all of their secondary education. It may come after elementary school or middle school and may be followed by higher education like college or vocational training,or military service. The term "high school" originated in Scotland, with the world's oldest being Edinburgh's Royal High School from 1505. The Royal High School was used as an example for the first public high school in the United States, The English High School was founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1821....   [tags: high school, higher education]
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Preparing High School Seniors for College - Making sure high school seniors are ready for college is a top priority for parents today. The motivation behind parents putting the extra effort to increase their child’s chances of college acceptance is to gain financial assistance to pay for college tuition. The best way to go about this is for a high school senior to score high on the ACT college entrance exam, which is what schools look at when deciding to award scholarships to students and is usually the determining factor for most four-year universities when deciding which students receive acceptance....   [tags: college, high school seniors, ACT,]
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Finding Your Place in High School - “Why fit in when you can stand out?” You have been told this your whole life. But whose responsibility is it to find out where you fit in, yours. Or your peers. Your adolescent years are all about trying to not stand out, and trying just as hard to fit in with the “in crowd.” You use more energy trying to “fit in,” instead of just spending all your energy on being who you really are. A group of friends are suppose to have things in common, but that is hard when everyone is putting up a fake persona....   [tags: stand out, fit in, high school] 836 words
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Preparing for the Future by Working During High School - Students spend four years of their lives attending high school. Going through high school is supposed to prepare them for college and “the real world.” Taking part-time jobs has become the phenomenon among high school students, and many students follow this trend as well. Indeed, there are some advantages; however, there are also some disadvantages. Though it may seem like working throughout high school is a bad idea, it could better prepare students for “the real world.” Although some people believe that the primary duty of a student is studying, I am of the opposite position....   [tags: career, high school, students,] 557 words
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Factors Contributing to the High School Drop Out Rate - I remember being in 9th grade and getting my first report card. As I looked towards the bottom it would always show the amount students that were a part of my class. I clearly remember the number being 729.All of a sudden by my sophomore and junior year the number decreased more and more. Before I knew it, I was sitting at graduation practice where my principle announced how many students would be graduating. The number was around 520 and I was extremely shocked. Questions seemed to roam around my head like why did we go from 729 student’s on the first day to 520 actually graduating from high school that year....   [tags: education, high school dropout]
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High School vs College for a Disabled Student - If you are a disabled high school graduate you may be confused by the changes with which you are faced and unsure what to expect as you prepare for college. Realistically, the transition from high school to college requires a period of adjustment for all students since the academic demands are different in the two environments. However, the transition for students with disabilities requires special preparation in order to progress smoothly. During the high school years, much of the responsibility for accommodating your disability fell to school personnel, and your parents served as your primary advocates....   [tags: Compare High School and College] 350 words
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High School Football - On a typical Friday night in any town across the country you can hear the band playing the school fight song, cheerleaders cheering at the top of their lungs, parents proudly hoisting homemade posters in support of the team, and the student body feverishly rooting for their friends. Is there anything that can bring a community closer than a Friday night high school football game. As the team comes sprinting onto the field one has to wonder has anyone considered the fact that head injuries, specifically concussions, have become such a danger in this game that is loved so much across America....   [tags: Student Athletes, Injuries, High School]
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High School Cliques - ... A teen gets a feeling of belonging once they’ve been accepted in to a clique. Another cause is a teen’s personality, which leads in to common interests: sports, shopping, school work, band, drugs, alcohol, etc. “Judging and being judged have always been an unofficial part of the high school curriculum and it increases the chances of cliques” and “To fit in is important biologically; we live in groups and we want to fit in and when a clique accepts you, you feel like you fit in” (H., 2010). A major cause of cliques is the teen’s childhood; the divorce rate has become very high causing emotional issues affecting their friendships and interest in school, students with a single parent tend t...   [tags: high school environments, social structure]
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My Goal to be a High School Educator and Principal - It is important to recognize positive aspects in oneself in order to move in the right direction. As a high school learning disabilities educator I am able to present information in a way where students can understand it by presenting real life examples they can relate to. I am a proactive educator with the desire and capability to assist my students and school in achieving success. I am very technology savvy and believe that it is a pertinent strength that is needed in order to be an effective educator and administrator....   [tags: Education, teaching, high school administrator] 1660 words
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A Guide that Will Help You Through High School - High school is fun when you get to know the different types of people there. If you don’t, you get confused and frustrated because you meet all these different types of people, and you can’t find the ones you have things in common with. No worries. I am here to help. I have provided a guide that will give you the attributes of the different types of high school students and help you to quickly identify them. When I got into high school, it took me a while to put majority of these students into these four major groups....   [tags: high school, student types, highschoolers] 1081 words
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High School vs. College: A Personal Experience - High School vs. College During high school, I did not have to study as hard as I do now that I am in college. Usually, I would be able to study the day before the test and score a hundred percent. Although, occasionally, I would be able to skip a few classes and get the notes from a classmate or of course, resort to guessing. However, now that I am in college, the lectures require much more attentiveness and are more complex: composing more information, meaning that one has to proportion time more responsibly and take an advantage of good study habits....   [tags: high school experience, college experience] 547 words
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High School Should be Permitted to Have Open Campus Lunch - French students get 1 ½-2 hour lunch breaks, and many countries including France have off-campus lunch programs, where they can go home or to a restaurant for lunch. Why can’t Oak Creek High School have off-campus lunch. By the time students are in high school, they should be responsible and trusted to have off-campus lunch privileges. To begin, the high school principles and the school district can put restrictions on who’s allowed to leave the campus for lunch. The student’s parents make the ultimate decision of whether they will allow their child to go off-campus for lunch....   [tags: high school experience] 801 words
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Exploring How I Would Make High School and College A Better Place - Every day teenagers are asked many questions about school when coming across adults who are wild about school and college. The most popular question asked to us is “Do you like your school?” and the answer is normally “no.” However, no well thought out explanation about why we do not like our school is ever said. I attend Frederick K.C. Price the 3rdhigh, a college preparatory school. I have been there for all four years of high school and I do not always like what I see. Within the four years that I have been there, we have went through two principals and we have still yet to find one that can run our school correctly....   [tags: high school experience, Teens] 632 words
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The Effect of a Character Education Program on High School Student Achievement - The purpose of my research is to study what effect if any the implementation of a character education program has on high school student achievement. Many of the journal articles that I have come across in researching character education and student achievement indicate more of an indirect relationship where for example, an increase in student achievement is considered a product of improved attendance resulting from character education participation. A majority of such articles include studies on the development and effectiveness of specific character education programs....   [tags: high school Education]
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State Tests Required for High School Graduation - State tests have existed as a main subject is high school for many years now. It almost all schools today students must pass these tests to graduate from high school. These tests are a very controversial topic, many pros and cons go along with the subject of state test. Some people believe that these tests help with students' education, and they should have to pass these tests to graduate from high school; others disagree and think these tests just cause more stress for students. Students spend their time in high school learning more about taking state tests when they could use more of their time learning skills that would aid them in their future life....   [tags: high school, state tests, tests scores]
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Lack of School Flexibility: Is This What Led to High School Dropouts? - ... When interest is lost by a student one can pretty much say that they are gone. “The streets” and the school system are in competition and “the streets” are winning right about now. When “the streets” are more interesting to students, they begin to stray away from the school system. Many high school students have taken that step into adulthood. This could mean that they have had children of their own or have been put in situations to act as head of household (Azzam 91-93). The school system is not structured to fit the circumstances of these students....   [tags: increasing high school graduation rates]
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College Ready or Not: Actual Readiness of Graduating High School Students - After years of education from K-12 there is still the question if a high school senior is academically prepared for college. Furthermore, it may be understandable for a concerned parent to pose this question but what about the student. In a survey of W.VA seniors, MMM MMM points out that “12.4 percent of survey respondents said they felt ‘very prepared’ for college, while . . . 10.7 percent felt they were ‘not prepared at all” (8). In these long years of education we expect students to be ready, but what does it mean to be ready for college....   [tags: senior high school, college, career]
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The Many Benefits of High School Debate - My personal literacy development has not always been easy. In grade school I struggled with dyslexia. Additionally my family moved several times and new school districts were teaching reading and writing using different methods. These difficulties have made grade school not nearly as central to my literacy development as most students. My high school career was much more influential in creating my literacy practices. More specifically my experience as a member of my high school debate team really influenced the literacy practices I use today....   [tags: High School Debate Teams] 2634 words
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Attending High School - High School Do you remember your high school days. High school for me has proved to be a learning experience and also a challenge. There are many lessons that can be learned. You can learn more about yourself, who your friends are, what kind of help is offered to you, and what your strengths and your weaknesses are. Attending High School helped build my confidence because my classmates were supportive, my teachers taught me how to study for tests, and the math tutors helped me overcome my fear of math....   [tags: Education Papers, high school experience] 578 words
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Should Students be Required to Pass Proficiency Tests in Order to Graduate from High School? - What if an adolescent took a test that solely determined whether or not they make it to their high school graduation. For most high school students this is a reality. High schools across the U.S. require all of their students to pass proficiency tests in order to graduate. These state-wide tests include having a standard knowledge in reading, writing, and mathematics, as well as science in some states now. These tests show the level of proficiency that each student is at in each subject based only their test scores....   [tags: high school, proficiency tests, testing]
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High School Cliques - High school is a combat zone. Perhaps incognito, high school is vile in all ways, shapes, and forms. High school is destruction of humanity. From blondes to redheads, and albinos to bronzed beauties, there is no fair play. Manipulation, deceit, lies, and forbidding grades are the fate of these entire helpless quarry. After many devastating centuries, mankind has learned to adapt to this revolution. Fighting for freedom and molding to the staggering state of affairs, students have mastered separation brilliance and competence, creating differences with style, interests, and appetites....   [tags: Posse HS High school groups descriptive Essays] 785 words
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High School Students and Volunteering - ... Personal Interview). Jay Dutcher, an Alpena High Senior, tells us that volunteering has taught me a lot, especially that hard work and giving time is more valuable than making money (Dutcher, Jay. Personal Interview). This is true especially because in our community there are many aspects of volunteering that we can do without making money, where we can work hard and show our true character as young adults. People who volunteer show acts of unselfishness everyday and willingness to provide a sense of companionship to make someone feel better, who may just not have it as well as you do....   [tags: alpina high, sports] 1525 words
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The Bible in High School - ... The second example involves a different group and seems to bring much more debate. Often in high schools; you see bands, teams, fans, and cheerleaders holding banners with religious references, mostly Christian, inscribed on them. While many argue that they should not be able to do this because they are a group sponsored by the school, I strongly disagree. The decision to use these verses is still decided by an individual or a group of individuals. The banner is not sponsored by the school, so why should they be able to control it....   [tags: religion, school, education, Christianity]
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Chapel Hill High School - What is a school. “A school is a place where instruction is given, to individuals under college age or of college age (21 +).” (School, 2014). Who are teachers, teachers are leaders of their own individual classroom whom acquire knowledge from an institute to teach. Who are students, students are individuals who attend a school to obtain knowledge of the world surrounding them enhancing themselves of basic skills such as reading, mathematics, science, and history. So what is a School Improvement Plan....   [tags: historic background, school analysis]
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Looking Forward to Starting High School - An anonymous author once said, "What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment. And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new. Right now." Over the course of my school years, it has been an exciting and shocking experience. These experiences have been an enjoyable journey from my elementary to middle school years. However, after several years the end of my middle school adventure is coming to a close....   [tags: school experience, childhood, Personal Narrative] 624 words
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The Rulers and the Ruled in High School - ... The ostensible driving force was the hippie antipathy towards the establishment and dissidence took the form of ‘love-in’s’ and a Gandhi-esque social disobedience that eschewed violence. However, disappointingly the driving force behind this rebellion was simply conformism. The Sixties saw the rebellion as being limited to any action that was simply diametrically opposed to conventionalism. This force of ‘conformist non-conformity’ saw my parents through high-school and into college. Everyone around them was dissenting and ‘rebelling’....   [tags: popularity, hippies, conformity] 915 words
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I was a Minuteman in High School - When I came into Minuteman on my very first day of High School, I had no idea where I would be four years down the road. What shop I would choose, who my friends would be, or any of my plans for the future. But as I sit here, with graduation fast approaching, it’s amazing to see how far I have come. My academic performance freshman year was subpar to say the least. It wasn’t that I didn’t understand what we were learning, I just didn’t have the motivation to apply myself. At least now I can honestly say that I have learned from my mistakes....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 673 words
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The Pitfalls Of High School Sports - Children are often exposed to sports at an early age. As they get older and start school they often participate in sports as a way to both make now friends and be active. As the children grow older, progressing into their teenage years, they become more specialized in their sports. The sports that the young people continue with grow in their favor. When the child reaches the high school level, sports take center stage. The pressure for them to perform in sports and perform well is immense. There is the pressure from coaches, teammates, and others to succeed....   [tags: Sports] 1494 words
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Interview with a High School Counselor - School counseling has evolved over the years into a significant component of the educational system. School counselors are taking on new roles in schools as leaders, working with “school administration and staff in developing student attitudes and behavior which are necessary to maintain proper control, acceptable standards of self-discipline and a suitable learning environment within the school” (Secondary School Counselor 2012). Counselors work in “diverse community settings designed to provide a variety of counseling, rehabilitation, and support services” (Counselors, 2010)....   [tags: Counseling ]
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Becoming a Leader in High School - ... I had plans of becoming elected for the principal’s list and working my hardest on receiving an high grade point average at the end of the year. As the days passed and time progressed, I found myself starting to skip classes for they seemed unimportant. When I try to enter a classroom - I was always dying to exit because of my lack of interest, which propelled me towards thinking to quit school completely. My tardiness for classes was far beyond unacceptable as I kept hiding to smoke on campus....   [tags: leader, experience, freshman, path] 643 words
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Challenges of the High School System - High School System Challenges “Colleges tell you, "Just be yourself." That is great advice, as long as yourself has nine extracurriculars, six leadership positions, three varsity sports, and killer SAT scores. Then by all means, be yourself!” These were the words of Suzy Lee, a senior in Pennsylvania, in controversial op-ed of the Wall Street Journal. And although many thought that Weiss’s work was a whiny-one woman pity party, it embodied the state of society when cruelty was inflicted upon the single most important person in society today; me....   [tags: stress, academics, curriculum] 1443 words
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High school to College Journal - ... Instead of going to her office on a regular basis, I have to schedule a meeting for when she has time. In this 30 minuet meeting she asks what can she do for you, versus coming out and telling you what you need to do to get on tract. In High School it was as if the councilor spent her day looking over the student’s files, and if seen something “off” she would come discuss the problem. In high school, you were guided to the right direction. In College you are advised to go the right direction, but who cares if you don’t....   [tags: personal narrative] 620 words
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Stress in High School Students - Most people do not understand how much stress a typical high school student carries with them on a daily basis. There are innumerable stereotypes that are aimed at teenagers all the time such as, being lazy, bad drivers, always on the internet, or "we have got it easy". Newsflash people. Stereotypes are not proven facts, they are just beliefs created by other people. There have been multiple studies conducted to show that high school students are stressed. For example, In May of 2013 there was an article called, One in three teenagers suffers chronic stress, and it explained that thirty percent of high school students were overwhelmed with stress and considered it to be serious....   [tags: sports, academics, relationships] 597 words
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From High School to College - ... So it would seem that natural behaviors, when positively reinforced, create a lasting stimulus as long as repetition continues. Sometimes this method of operant conditioning can be beneficial, such as making a person more pleasant to be around when they continually receive a pleasant demeanor from the people they engage. Unfortunately this is also one way that we learn our bad habits. When we see something that we know we like, we tend to do what we can to get it. My Hypothesis and Rationale: Children who get good grades in high school are conditioned to believe that they will also get good grades in college while putting forth the same amount of effort....   [tags: case study]
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Health of High School students - From the early seventeenth century to the late eighteenth century, the east coast of North America was divided into thirteen English colonies. For most of this period, the colonists accepted English rule, even though they had no political representation in English Parliament. Their acquiescence ended in 1764, when Parliament began passing a series of legislative acts that heavily taxed the colonists without their consent. Leaders in the English government began to see the American colonies as an opportunity for exploitation, heavily taxing the unrepresented colonists without a thought for their well-being....   [tags: american history, students, sleep, sanity]
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Violence in High School Sports - High school sports are one of American student’s favorite extracurricular activities. High school sports provide a sense of school pride and dedication to the athlete’s school. Many students play in hopes of a college scholarship in their desired sport. Despite the dreams that come with sports the sad truth is that many sport careers end short by some sort of injury. Injuries in high school sports vary from a range of things. High school athletes suffer from damage to the brain, spine, bones, ligaments, and tendons....   [tags: extracurricular activities, risk, injuries]
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The Fated High School Struggle - As discussed in class, discourse is our communication. Furthermore, author James Paul Gee of “What is Literacy” defines discourse as an “identity kit” (Gee, “What is Literacy?”). Gee includes discourse as a combination of one’s thinking, acting, and language that is associated to a group of others. There are different kinds of discourses; two discourses that will be discussed in this paper are primary and secondary. Primary discourse is the “oral mode developed in the primary process of enculturation” (Gee, “What is Literacy?”)....   [tags: ]
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High School Sports in America - Save High School Sports For years, sports have been a part of American high schools. They have been a source of school pride and give people a connection to their school. They break up the otherwise mundane routine of going to class and doing schoolwork. In recent years there has been a huge push by researchers, educators, politicians, and parents to figures out why America’s schools are constantly falling behind other countries in crucial test subjects. One of the latest reasons to blame for the shortcomings of American students is the incorporation of sports in the American school system....   [tags: Programs, Interscholastic, Athletics]
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High School To the NBA - Did you know that there are roughly 550,000 male high school basketball players, 15,000 are good enough to make it to play college basketball, one third of that or 5,000 play well enough to make it to division I which is the highest in the NCAA basketball league, and only around 348 go on to play one game in the NBA. On the other hand there are rare cases of players having extraordinary talents and making the jump from high school basketball straight to NBA without any college experience. The debate on this topic is two sided, the first being that the jump from high school to the NBA should not be allowed and the second being that they should be able to do what they want....   [tags: Sports] 735 words
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Cultural Sensitivity in High School - Issues in Instructional Design: Cultural Sensitivity In order to conduct a proper learner analysis the population for whom the instruction will be created must be identified. Diverse cultures and backgrounds must be taken into consideration and curriculum developers need to be sensitive to those issues in their learning environment. Instructional Setting Chowchilla Union High School is located in the Central Valley of California. It was established in 1916 with just fourteen students and has now grown to approximately 1,000 students....   [tags: Case Study, Instructional Design]
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Dropping Out of High School - ... However, it is important to note that Blondal & Adalbjarnardottir (2009) also found some indication that parental involvement “decreased the likelihood of dropping out within authoritative families, but not among neglectful families (p. 743).” The words authoritative and neglectful are terms used to describe parenting styles. Authoritative parents are generally understanding, affectionate, and encouraging toward their children, but simultaneously firm and unyielding to the things that are not considered helpful for the child....   [tags: parental involvement, academics] 790 words
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Dress Code in High School - ... The dress code is believed to create a similar and simpler environment so that everyone is considered equal. In 1987, Cherry Hill Elementary in Baltimore, Maryland implemented the first uniform system to combat bullying. A case study on the effects of adopting school uniforms in Long Beach, CA, appearing in Psychology Today in September, 1999, found: “schools suspensions dropped by 90% and reported bullying went down 78%”. Other research results revealed that 68% of the parents believed the uniform policy improved overall academic performance....   [tags: pros and cons in public education] 562 words
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Quality of High School Education - In America, teenagers are taught to not question or object what is going on in the world. The schools take away their First Amendment rights by not allowing teens to have free speech and voice their beliefs and opinions. The education given to them is censored and limited, not allowing them to see and know the truths behind everything. By doing this, teenagers are being raised to grow up blind like the current generation of adults. The people of America are failing to see the country as it truly is and this generation of teenagers, who are this country’s future, need to change that....   [tags: teenagers, free speech, religion]
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Sex Education in High School - Teen pregnancies and the rate at which young individuals are getting sexually transmitted diseases are increasing daily. If public schools implemented a distribution of condoms, it would promote safe sex, teach responsibility and help lower teen pregnancy rates. Therefore it is my belief that condoms should be distributed in high school. This can also help decrease the amount of teens dealing with issues at a young age. Something more needs to be done in order to prevent high school students from finding out the hard way and the harsh consequences that unsafe sex can bring about....   [tags: pregnancy, std, contraception] 790 words
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Problems with High School Education - Problems with High School Education Public education has been a staple to American society since the mid nineteenth century. However, in the years since, the public school system has developed many flaws. The system that was originally created to enhance the lives of students and better society now causes much detriment. Although public education claims to be the “great equalizer” there are many problems ignored by school reform policies that hinder the learning of children. Income greatly impacts a child’s learning ability....   [tags: American Society, Education System]
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The Columbine High School Massacre - People have to suffer many difference social pressures so they need a way to relax the pressures. Watching violent films, images and playing violent games is a quick and easy way to relax their pressures; for this reason, there are more and more people like to see violent things from media, and as long as there is a demand for this violent information, the financial incentive for media companies will be there. In general, media violence can affects people in three different ways. The first one is leading people to solve their problem through violent means....   [tags: violent fillms, aggresive behaviors]
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Sexual Education in High School - High school is a time for teenagers to discover themselves, explore their futures, meet new people, try new activities, and become more independent. Along with the new opportunities comes peer pressure and tough decisions. Most of the decisions are basic like choosing to go shopping with friends instead of studying for a math test or skipping soccer practice to go on a date with a crush. The consequences of simple work or friends decisions are minor. The teenager may get a bad grade on the math test and have to run extra laps at practice the next day but his life will not be significantly altered....   [tags: Education, Teenagers, health, teen pregnancy] 1693 words
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Creating a High School Crest - Throughout the years, crests have represented people and families. Every picture is a symbol that tells something about that person or their heritage. For example, Carmel’s crest has many symbols that portray Carmel’s beliefs and values. I think my crest portrays me very well and some of the things I’m involved in at Carmel. I became a student at Carmel two years ago as a freshman. Throughout those years I have changed and gone through many experiences. As my symbol, I drew a flower. At first, the flower started out as a seed....   [tags: Crests, ] 578 words
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After High School Preperations - ... In public schools, however, the constitutional rights must be respected for obvious reasons. The disciplinary process takes time and is often a complicated process. ("Private" 141) The public school teachers would have a harder time disciplining students because it takes longer, so that is why private schools seems to have better discipline. Better discipline in high school will help to later in college because the college professors do not want to deal with any misbehaver. Whether or not the disciplinary process takes a long time or not, the students can learn how to get around it and not get in trouble....   [tags: private versus public schools]
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Teen Pregnancy Should Not Be Allowed in High School - ... Its important for teen to stay in school its probably much easier for them to drop out or either the school tells them to they also might feel embarrassed to go to school due to the rumors about her being pregnant some of the teen girls get bullied over the internet being pregnant at an early age some feel worthless and regret what they have done at an early age the rate is going up due to the drop outs its 46% of girls who drop out of high school it went up since 2001 teenagers should not be allowed to get pregnant at an early age, i feel that it's too childish to get pregnant and take care of a kid that your mother or any of your family doesn't want to take care of it ,girls sh...   [tags: school dropouts, suicide, baby] 1197 words
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An Analysis of Coach Carter and High School Sports - As a student enters the gym doors of Smith-Cotton, one can see various trophies from our athletic teams, along with our JROTC National Championship banners that hang up from the walls. One can see by the quality of our gym that our sports are a main part of our school, but as one wanders on into the hallways of our school, he can see how dull they are. By the plainness of the walls, there seems to be no life; however, in the JROTC hallway you see the trophy cabinet full of multiple national trophies, and as you venture on you get to see images of what these teams do, along with the bulletin board that shows newspaper articles of the success of the program....   [tags: academic performance, school policies]
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Eric Harris Manifesto and The Columbine High School Shooting - Introduction “…Your children who have ridiculed me, who have chosen not to accept me, who have treated me like I am not worth their time are dead...” –excerpt from Eric Harris Manifesto, 1 of 2 Columbine High School Shooters. Craig and his colleagues (2009) report that School bullying is a worldwide phenomenon that is threatening the livelihood of the youth when they step onto a school campus. Tragic events over the last 20 years have thrown bullying prevention and mental health into the spotlight....   [tags: school bullying, tragic events] 3339 words
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High School Drug Testing - High school students are leaders to younger kids and many others in their community. As a leader these student must show others what good character is like, but instead they are destroying their lives by doing drugs. In the past decade the drug use among high school students is on the rise once again. With the internet, their exposure to drugs is much greater. High school students are convinced that they are able to get away with using drugs. These drug addicts soon influence other students into doing the drugs because there isn’t a rule preventing drug use....   [tags: students, environment, prevent, learning] 783 words
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High School vs. College - High School vs. College A very important part of life is education. In order to acquire a satisfying education, one should complete high school prior to college. College and high school have two different levels of education, but both are trying to further student’s knowledge. As recent high school graduates and college freshman’s many can clarify similarities and differences between the two. Some obvious similarities are that both have assignments, classrooms, and students. Although college and high school have many differences three of the main ones are the teachers, classes, and responsibilities....   [tags: higher Education, higher learning] 527 words
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Selfishness in High School - ... Why is that. Every year teachers and advisers tell students that colleges look for a lot of extra curricular activities, but not just any extra curricular activity. They look for the ones that will build a better person. Colleges would rather have a student who volunteered hundreds of hours instead of a student who was in the school play. They would rather have a person who helped the less fortunate than a person who was in Food Appreciation Club. Colleges only want the best of the best to represent them....   [tags: community service clubs] 819 words
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The Perfect High School - Pimples, braces, glasses, and drama devoured my high school. It is an experience I would never change but given the choice to go back and create a perfect high school some things would have to go. Keeping diversity, a large school size and a huge course selection would help students overcome some struggles they might have faced. Meanwhile outdated books, no one on one for teachers and students and peer pressure is something that should be adjusted. Throughout high school students are faced with many issues but with these few changes the experience should be close to perfect....   [tags: diversity, peer pressure]
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America's High School Education - Education is a right, not a privilege. As the great Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” America’s secondary education system has been extremely successful in allowing many students to succeed but has fell short in providing equal opportunities for others. Additionally, for those not interested in going to college, high school often ends up as being a huge waste of time from their point of view. America’s high school education system should be reformed so it better prepares all students for the real world and should provide the opportunity for an equal and affordable education to all....   [tags: Technical, White-Collar, Disparity] 532 words
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High School Football Athletes - ... Their days of playing football would be the high point of their lives,because they neglected everything else, and their life would go down hill after high school. Evidence 2: Student-athletes are not the only ones at fault for having this mindset; the society around them conditions them into valuing sports so much more that academics. Some schools nowadays require athletes to pass their classes, or they cannot play in their sport. But, many coaches and teachers ignore the rule and prioritize football over academics....   [tags: society, academics, opportunities] 570 words
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High School Drop Outs - Typically, an individual is in school from kindergarten to their senior year of high school, which is an equivalent of thirteen years. At the age of eighteen one is given the choice to either complete their high school career or drop out. Each day 8,300 high school students decide to no longer be present in school ("HighSchoolDropoutStatistics"). That is when a fast food chain restaurant, for example McDonalds and Jack and the Box gain a new employee. It is not a bad thing to be employed at a fast food restaurant, however now the requirements are to be attending school or be a high school graduate....   [tags: Teenagers, Education, College, Fast Food]
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High School vs. College - Because college is so different from high school, it affects people in many different ways. For me personally, the increased pressure and added responsibility has made me a better student and provided me with opportunities to build a future. However, there are students who crack under the increased pressure leading to the demise of their college careers. Others do not make high enough marks to pass or obtain the scholarships necessary for the financial aspect of school. Fortunately for me, neither has happened thus far....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 766 words
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Drugs in High School - The line between public safety and the continuation of a high standard of privacy for all is a razor thin line; the United States government itself straddles it every day. Such is one very serious complication that the administrators and security forces of Coppell High School face: it is in the best interest of the administrators to prevent drug usage in the school as to stop the spread of any conflict (namely any characteristically delinquent behaviors such as interpersonal violence and school dropout) that they could potentially cause....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive]
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Post High School Life - Choosing what to become in the future is considerably easy but actually accomplishing that goal is a whole different story. It will be a long journey but will take many important decisions to get there. The first important decision is whether to go to college or not. Up until senior year in high school, students have access to all the help they need to get by. After high school is a new world, many students are on their own to get a chance to form their own life. Students must work hard to prepare themselves for the real world after high school because that is where it becomes more difficult which is why they should attend and work hard in college to have a secure future....   [tags: college students, college degree]
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SkillsUSA and High School - ... At WLTI, students from all over the country go to a variety of leadership training sessions in preparation for their congressional visits at the U.S. House of Representatives taking place towards the end of the conference. Two students from a different school and I would visit with District 15, Texas congressman, Rueben Hinojosa, about the positive aspects of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program in public schools, in effort to continue government funding. At the start of the conference, apprehensive thoughts raced through my mind, not only for the congressional visit, but for the unfamiliar students I would soon be paired up with to present information at the visit....   [tags: organization, leadership, training, workshop] 709 words
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High School Basketball Stars - ... But everyone else on the team could make up for it. Across the table from Gage was Henry the 6’2” – 175lbs sophomore shooting guard. This season he thinks is his time to shine. Kevin, was the shooting guard last year and 67% of his shots were from behind the three point line. The only reason he played was because he was a senior and his dad was the coach. He graduated and is now playing at some division II College in Northern California, his dad followed him there and now is the head coach for his son once again....   [tags: Sports, Teammates] 1013 words
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The History of the Antiguan Girls High School - ... At that time suitable accommodations became a pressing problem and so the idea of a building fund started. It was also decided that a governing body be created and have complete control of the school. In 1964 the school became government owned. During the 1960s the school's curricula was rather limited. Subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Spanish and Music were excluded from the school's curricula. At the end of Secondary School, many of the young ladies were only able to teach Latin, French, and English....   [tags: williams, school´s curricula] 868 words
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Violence at Columbine High School - Violence at Columbine High School The events that happened in Littleton, Colorado at Columbine High School in April were tragic. No one will nor should attempt to defend the actions of the two gunmen, but it is beneficial to look into the reasons that this did occur as a preventive measure of sorts. Simply looking back over the past few years of teenage violence a picture become clear of who the aggressors are : white males. There is definitely a strong relationship between the violence of late and gender....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 631 words
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High School Dropouts: Finishing School or Not? - When a person drops out of high school, there are many reasons behind their decision. Whether it is a matter of not having enough money to attend high school, or the person just does not have the desire to attend. Behind all these apprehensions, there are many people suffering since they abandoned high school. In Sanchez’s article, “A High School Dropout’s Midlife Hardships,” he reveals the hardships of a high school dropout. Kenny Buchanan, a 44-year old from Pennsylvania, withdrew from high school when he was 18....   [tags: Education]
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Dylan Klebold's Motives in the Columbine High School Shooting - “People are so unaware...well, Ignorance is bliss I guess… that would explain my depression.” (Klebold, Dylan). With that sentence, I divulged myself into the most horrendous, sad journal I have ever read, hoping to gain some insight into a disturbed young man’s mind. On April 20th, 1999, Dylan Klebold accompanied his friend, Eric Harris, in one of the most publicized and shocking school shootings of the modern day--The Columbine Massacre. With their sawed-off shotguns and godlike dispositions, the boys exacted their revenge not only on their peers, but on themselves....   [tags: Mass Shooting, Gun Crime, School Shooting]
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Psychostimulant Drugs in High Schools - Topical Essay Psychostimulant drugs like Adderall and Ritalin are being used at an increasing rate among high school and college students. Since this drug has been around the amount of kids being prescribed to it has increased dramatically. This drug was originally created to help kids with ADHD, but now kids that aren’t even prescribed these drugs are taking them in order to enhance their academic performance (Loe 2008). Is the increase use of this drug becoming a problem, or is there a bigger problem at hand where students feel like they have to take it in order to be and stay successful....   [tags: Adderall, Ritalin, High School, Drugs]
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The Columbine High School Shootings - On April 20, 1999 in a suburban town called Littleton, Colorado one high school was about to have one of the most tragic and deadly days in US history. Columbine High School was in the forefront of this tragedy. Two students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, opened fire on their fellow classmates and teacher. These two students cut the lives short of thirteen students and one teacher. They then turned their guns onto themselves leaving the nation with no answers as to why. They did leave videotape....   [tags: School Shooting Psychology Essays Acceptance] 1406 words
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Lack of Awareness on the School Yearbook - The problem is that in the past few years, there has been a lack of awareness when it comes to the school yearbook. Students and parents have been unaware of yearbook purchasing information. Many parents and students have been left disappointed by not receiving their yearbook. This is a problem because the parents and students want to buy the yearbook but because of the lack of awareness don’t know when it is sold. Because of this, many students and parents don’t by the yearbook and then end up getting disappointed because they wanted it....   [tags: testimonials, high school, yearbook]
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School Dropout Problem in America - Education is very important in our life. It measures our life chances and the window of opportunity to success in the society. Our education institution not only teaches us how to write, read and communicate thoroughly, but also social skills that enable us to become a productive citizen of society. The U.S. have taken enormous pride of its ability to provide top-notch education and freedom of its access. "It's the promise of American public education: no matter who you are or where you come from, you will be tugged gently along the path of learning, toward graduation and an open but hopeful future"(Dropout nation)....   [tags: high school, education] 1402 words
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