Fish Out of Water

Lizzy Lamm

Every year, the new freshman class has to accommodate to the rules and procedures of high school. Having two different days for classes, a big campus and loads of homework can leave the new students dazed and confused for the first week or two.

“The dress code is less strict, and there are less restroom passes like in middle school,” freshman Avery Deen said. “It’s less strict in general.”

Many freshman said that it took them a while to remember which side of the A building was east and west, and that finding all their classes and remembering where all their classes were was a bit of a challenge.

“On the first day, I went to the East wing when I was looking for my class in the West wing,” Deen said.

Another freshman, Allison McCarty, agreed that it took some time to remember where everything was in the school.

“It was kind of hard to find all of your classes,” McCarty said. “The classes are farther apart than middle school.”

Some freshman might have a hard time adjusting to the A-day and B-day schedule that they don’t have in middle school, or that homework might be more difficult, or hard to complete on time, but McCarty doesn’t agree.

“You have only four classes a day,” McCarty said. “That means that you only have to do homework for four classes a night instead of all eight.”

Deen also thought that the A-day and B-day schedule was helpful to the completion of assignments.

“It gives you more time in class,” Deen said. “It also allows you more time to finish all of your projects and homework.”

High school is an entirely different experience than middle school. But Deen says that she likes high school more than middle school.

“There are more opportunities for students than middle school,” Deen said.

Freshman Avery Deen listens in math class during the first week of school. Photo by Lizzy Lamm