What I Wish I Knew Before Ninth Grade

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Going into a new school can be scary, especially high school. Four different grades, not knowing anyone, a higher level of academics then you are used too. But it’s all ok, these worries are all normal.

Here are a few things I wish someone told me before I entered ninth grade.

  • It’s ok to not know anyone. You’ll make friends, give it time.
  • Don’t be phased by the upperclassmen; they’re people too.
  • Don’t care about what anyone else thinks of you; be unique/different.
  • Don’t try to fit into groups/cliques to make it look like you have friends — you’ll make your own.
  • It’s ok to ask for help from teachers if you get lost.
  • Make friends with people from all grades.
  • Always remember to stay true to yourself.
  • Don’t get overwhelmed by the new workload, you’ll get used to it.
  • It’s completely normal to not know everything about the high school right away: you’ll adapt!
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