In high school, what you choose to do and how you do it can, and will, affect your future. High school will set up the foundation for higher education, which in turn, sets you up for life. One of the things that can affect you is your classes.
I’ve seen a lot of people at Cy Woods pick their classes based on if their friends are taking it. Those people tend to struggle a lot in that particular class, because they either have no prior knowledge in that subject or they don’t care, and tend to fail. In other cases, the class is chosen when students just want to boost their GPA, or they picked it thinking it would be a blow off class. All of these reasons are detrimental and can harm you later.
For example, I am taking AP French IV. For three years I’ve taken French, with relative ease and success. After taking this class for nine weeks, I have come to the conclusion that this class is really hard, even for AP. Now, I am no stranger to AP classes, taking one last year and another one this year, but this class has been a real punch in the gut for me. Even though I have three years of experience in French, I’m struggling badly. I currently have a 73 at the time of writing this, which in terms of GPA, is not good at all.
Overall, a lot of people, including myself, have made the mistake of picking the wrong classes to take. It doesn’t do you any good to pick classes to be with your friends just to fail, or to boost your GPA and be stressed out all the time. Do yourself, and your future, a favor, and pick the right classes for you.