Therefore, under the ordering of my rebellious heart, I started skipping classes and became lazy about school. The first two years of high school were still okay, which I still earning grades between A to C, but things soon got worse since I started my junior year. During my junior year of high school, I often skip classes, sleep on class, and don’t even do any of my homework. By the end of the school term, I ended up with failing all six classes and had my GPA way lower than the passing average. I and my parents had a big fight about the grades that I had and the school even had us sat in the parent center to reconcile our problem with a psychologist.
Dyslexia makes it harder for me to read, spell, comprehend, and remember information. Growing up, the public school system marked me as a student who would not succeed in college life and had no reason to be prepared for college. I had an IEP for almost all of my schooling, which meant I was able to get extra help on classes and more time on testing. The school system never really followed through with my IEP and told me that I was just fine without it. Since the school felt I was performing so well on my own in academic classes, they talked my mom and me into doing away with my IEP.
Education Argument As I started to advance into my high school education, I noticed that my attitude about school and grades was not going to get me anywhere. I went to school and goofed off with my friends and did enough work to get a decent 70 on my work and go home. I had no “active responsibility”, as Freire would say, because I didn’t have anything to motivate me to want to do well. It all changed when I started high school at Bear Grass Charter School. Bear Grass had just reopened as a charter school my freshman year.
For some reason, once I got to high school, I stopped caring about being organized and my motivation dropped the second I walked through those doors. Even as a freshman, I found it hard to concentrate in certain classes because I did not want to be there. I got my first C my freshman year to ruin any chance of a 4.0 GPA. My sophomore year, I missed a lot of school due to an ACL, injury and it was hard to come back and catch up on all my work. On the bright side, sophomore year 's homework wasn 't as vigorous as senior year.
Again my grades were like a roller coaster going up and down constantly. This had happened for two more years in which I was doing not so well thanks to my ability to not concentrate for more than two seconds. In the final two years of middle school that when it all changed from me not being able to concentrate and having grades that were like roller coasters, to being able to concentrate and have grade that would be stable for the semester. It all started back in elementary school, where my mom wanted me to take the test that would determine if I had a mental disorder or not but she kept getting denied by the school. Seven years later my mother finally got her wish from all the struggling she did in order to get help for me, she finally succeeded in making me take a test.
In Elementary School when I was learning how to read and write I experience what felt like the worst days of my childhood. I will never forget those days because I felt worthless and didn’t believe that I would make it through school. My first grade teacher at Fultondale Elementary School started noticing that it was difficult for me to read and write, so she pulled me aside from all the other students to see what I was doing wrong. As this continued I felt more and more like an outcast to my classmates. I remember the teacher calling my parents one day to set up a conference about what strategies they could use at school and home to help me grasp the contents of both reading and writing.
The friends you enter high school with might not be the friends that you leave with. It’s hard to understand throughout your high school experience but in all it was for the best. For example, My best friends named Breanna started high school the same time I did. We had no classes together and we were both involved in different things. Eventually, we grew apart and now she is homeschooled so I never see her anymore.
Music could connect to our lives for instance, it can relate to the important experiences in our lives that we all have been through. From the freshman year of high school experience I had low self-esteem and was very depressed because most of my best friends from middle school attended a different high school. Indeed, my parents had forced me to attend different high school that I did not want to attend; therefore, I lost all my contacts with my best friends from secondary school. My parents believed a high school named “John Marshall High” was a ghetto high school; thus, I was forced to enroll in high school named “Eagle Rock High” that was thought to be a better environment for me in education. I was very depressed during that time so I stayed home all day and listen to music while doing homework to relax my anger at what my parents had done to me to be forced to leave my best friends.
Math was always confusing to me no one could really get through to me about how it really worked, my parents even started paying for tutoring at this tutoring place and we stopped because she couldn 't get through to me either. I had one good year in math freshman year I had it all together I was getting A’s and B’s left and right the assistant teacher just knew I knew how to do it. It all just fell apart after that year geometry, I couldn’t handle geometry I always dangled on the edge of a C in that class I needed to keep that up, because my parents would have grounded me for the whole summer if I got a D so I did my best to keep a C. The fist final of the year, it wasn’t easy, but the test we took before we did in groups so I had people who knew what they were doing to help me through it was an easy B which boosted my grade enough to get a C for my final grade in the first semester which saved me from my parents grounding me. It was going pretty bad I had homework assignments that I didn’t do because most nights I would just get a headache and just fall asleep because I didn 't understand how to do it. I still had to do the study guide and the other study guides so I didn’t get it all done, I wasn’t studying and the night before the final I studied as hard as I could because I knew what I needed to get a C so I studied as much as I
Attend College or a University is an important change in the life of the student and also in the family. Since we are children at the age of 3 years we start to attend school from prekindergarten to Elementary School, Middle school then High School and then a few of us to College. We spend almost half of our lives attending school but at the end of road the effort is worth. College is the final step to become successful but also it can be one of the most hardest. In the beginning of the school year I felt uncomfortable particularly in this class because I didn’t know anybody, also I didn’t have friends not because I was bad person but because the language but now at this point I have some friends not many the bad thing is that I still don’t lose the fear to speak and practice my English.