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High School Question.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by KniggazInDemStreetz, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. KniggazInDemStreetz

    KniggazInDemStreetz Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 30, 2005 Messages: 1,367 Likes Received: 4
    OK, so I have been on spring break the past week, and I have also been sick and at home, so I've had a lot of time to think about what I'm avoiding, school.

    Currently I am a sophmore in a pretty good high school, second semester, last quarter of the school year. I have never done good in school at all and have never really cared either. Freshman year I got straight C's and D's, and I have failed a class this year, which I most likely be attending first semester of summer school for, unless I kissed my teachers ass well enough. It's not that big of a deal, but summer school will get my dad pissed because he wants me to be able to chouffer the little ciblings to summer camp and stuff while him and my mom work.

    Anyways, my grades currently are 3 classes failing, maybe 4, and two passing, the other one missing class is resource, I'm in special education, not for a real learning disability but I am deemed hearing impared, mildy, it really doesn't affect me but last year my teachers thought having help in school might help, but I'm doing a little worse this year.

    Having explained my situation, I am not here complaining about my marks, I have broght this upon myself by not paying attention, doing work, and pissing my teachers off, but I have a question for all you high school graduates, and I guess those of you who didn't complete high school as well, because I have been thinking about this a lot recently.


    Assume that I pass my classes with C's and D's this semester, you know, just to finish off the year without failing. And next year (junior year) I come back and put effort into school achieving above C marks.

    So in the hypothetical scenario that I do well next year, and get good ACT results (my projected scores are around 26, which puts me higher in the runnings for those, which helps me a LITTLE), how do some of you think it will be getting into colleges.

    Right now I have my heart set on not leaving the city, and I wanted to attend a college of arts, but this could very well change by the time I need to apply. But how hard is it to get into an Art College as opposed to a normal University or something. Added in the fact that my grades would be really sub-par freshman and sophmore year, and assuming they will rise.

    Do art schools look at your portfolios more, or can you kind of talk your way into school? What is the real deal in your opinions.

    I'm asking you guys because I think it nmight bring better information than biased school councelers or my teachers, parents, so on.

    I have reasons I'd like to stay in the city, and I want to move out asap, but that is going to sit on the back burner, because now I'm really concerned with at least with at least getting accepted to one place in the city, that I'd like to go to.
    I guess I've been on that future planning tip lately because I'm concerned with some things.

    Thanks to those who respond seriously.
  2. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    today is the first day of the rest of your life... get yourself beer and we'll talk about it... after Family Guy.
  3. Gat Bush

    Gat Bush Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 23, 2003 Messages: 9,817 Likes Received: 129
    dont be a lazy bumfuck and put some effort in for once.

    grades do matter to a certain degree, and good ones can only help you. It symbolizes that you arent a bumassnigga and have work ethic.


    Aim higher than a C average and youll get into a good school. period.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2006
  4. Johnny Blaze

    Johnny Blaze Member

    Joined: Jul 31, 2005 Messages: 572 Likes Received: 2
    i can tell you that i wish i had tried harder.
    i wanted to go to chicago for college.
    im fucked now dogg.

    but local universities are better then flippin hamburgers.


    BIF.BEELOWS Junior Member

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  6. KniggazInDemStreetz

    KniggazInDemStreetz Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 30, 2005 Messages: 1,367 Likes Received: 4
    Well I'm in Chicago so I have some options, but I'm sayiiiiin'.
  7. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

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  8. StupidDope

    StupidDope Member

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  9. Gat Bush

    Gat Bush Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 23, 2003 Messages: 9,817 Likes Received: 129
    im saying -

    i live in chicago i go to columbia

    stick with school

    no excuses.
  10. cixelsyd

    cixelsyd Member

    Joined: Feb 16, 2006 Messages: 295 Likes Received: 1
    my mistake was taking all the hard classes i could and getting the requirements done so i basically have a gpa of 2.5 because of poor planning. The thing to do that most highschool kids dont is take all your required courses then take easy classes so your gpa remains above a 2.0. I tried doing calculus sophomore year and it just fucked up my whole game plan because i got a two d's. so get your required classes done then just relax and get that 3.0 or higher gpa so colleges are impressed, but also study for your SAT's, or do what im doing and go to community college route so you dont have to do sat's and you can transfer to basically whatever college you desire. enjoy highschool. Also stay in school, you dont want to end up living in Martinez in a rundown apartment with fleas. holla.
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  11. Hayabusa

    Hayabusa Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 7, 2006 Messages: 6,501 Likes Received: 212
    im not american and dont kno how ur schooling works, but i am a student so i gotta ask, if u can barely cut it in highschool, what makes u think u can at college
    my dude, it only gets harder from there, and a better work ethic does not develop over night

    MOE-LESTER Banned

    Joined: Apr 7, 2006 Messages: 2,954 Likes Received: 47
    high school the is ONLY TIME GRADES MATTER! just bust your ass off in high school and get into some kind of college. almost all colleges dont care about grades, you get the diploma regardless if you have a C average or a A average.

    i wish i tried harder in high school, i woulda had ALOT more options instead of the shitty ones i do now. and about the art schools, they dont give a shit about grades, most of them are desperate for students
  13. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 10
    Try hard. Try real fucking hard. Fuck anyone who tells you otherwise. You've still got a couple of years to bust your ass. Don't wait until the last minute. It won't matter then.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2006
  14. Soup BDC

    Soup BDC Member

    Joined: Apr 7, 2006 Messages: 559 Likes Received: 0
    Okay, here's the thing about art colleges:

    -Art college is in no way a replacement to going to a real college. Your education ends when you graduate highschool, all the more reason to pay attention now. If you ask art teachers, they'll tell you that a few years ago, most of the student body were mid 20's early 30's people who already graduated college. It's just becoming something people go into right out of highschool.

    -70% of your class will be emo.

    -30-60% of your class have no future in art, and drop out.

    Most art colleges look at an art portfolio/GPA. If your gpa is high enough they'll accept you without a well done portfolio. Academy Art University in SF doesn't give a shit. They figure if you've got the balls to pay for art school, you must think you have a future in it.

    Next year buckle the fuck down, there's really nothing else you should be doing. Highschool parties suck anyway. Tell yourself GED's not an option.
    Find something in these classes that's worth your time and that'll get you through them.
  15. KniggazInDemStreetz

    KniggazInDemStreetz Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 30, 2005 Messages: 1,367 Likes Received: 4
    Maybe by the end I willl decide I do not want to pursue anything related to art, I just know that once it comes down to my life, I'm not going to be doing something dead-end, it's going to be something good, either that or homelessness. But yeah, I am saying I have to aim higher than a C, my GPA cannot be higher than a 3.0 by the end of highschool, it actually probably wont be much more than 2.3-5 because it's 1.7 now. But I am just really curious if I have already withdrawn myself from being able to go to a respectable school, not that it matters.

    What's a non-shitty career?