Starting high school is an overwhelming experience for any teenager. Whether you’re coming from a middle school (grades six through eight) or a junior high school (grades seven through nine), you’ll find that many aspects of high school differ from your old school environment.
Navigating a new school, making new friends in unfamiliar classes and getting to know new teachers can feel overwhelming. High school teachers usually have higher academic expectations than middle and junior-high school teachers. They want to help you get into college, and in return, they expect you to work hard and improve your skills.
On top of all this, peer pressure to do drugs, drink alcohol and have sex often increases in high school.