Mrs. Urbanczyk was very kind and approachable when I needed a great deal of help with chemistry by going to tutorials. Even though this doesn't make my current class any more tolerable, it helps to know I can go to her.
I am CONSTANTLY stressing about the sheer amount of assignments given (my largest areas of problem come from english and chemistry.) I struggle a great deal with trying to keep up with it all. Teachers seem to forget we have lives. Jobs. Extracurricular things we have to accommodate and participate in. They could really lay off the homework. Way back when, homework was a punishment. Now it's normal and I hate it. What's the point of going home if we're just going to spend hours finishing homework??
They give us no reason to, really. Other than the fact that they are adults and are higher up on the food chain than us. For example, the dress code. No reason to respect it. They give us a big lecture about it in the beginning and middle of the year and then don't enforce it for crap. Either instate the rules and enforce them or don't have them at all.
Random tidbit that has nothing to do with the question but still a complaint about the school or whoever is in charge of this: we get out WAY TOO LATE. School gets out at 3:40 now. By the time I get home it's 4pm. My whole day was wasted away in a building that feels more like a prison. I don't even know what it looks like outside until I leave for the day. Ridiculous. You might think, "oh well that's what it's like in the real world when you have a full time job."
Here's what i say to that: Guess what, this isn't real life, it's high school and I'm 16. I do not have a full time job. I don't even have a part time job. I'd like to enjoy being a teenager while I can, eh?
As a student, my self-esteem, confidence, and overall emotional disposition has plummeted since attending. I feel like a decent bunch of teachers and the majority of the administration are unapproachable. Another HUGE issue I have is with the fact that ALL of my academic teachers are also COACHES. Their priority is obviously on their coaching rather than academics. Frankly, they don't really even teach. However, they have absolutely piling on a ridiculous amount of homework. I feel like they forget that we do in fact have other classes. They're not the only ones handing out assignments and giving us test dates. Their attention is elsewhere. I feel panicked, stressed, and unprepared for tests and other significant happenings due to this. I wish I could leave the school. I am extremely displeased.
Some teachers don't seem to notice that students' have more to their daily life than that class. Most students try to take all the challenging courses while juggling multiple extracurricular activities.