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.