Describe the type of student who should not attend Urbana High School and explain why.


Anonymous, Student, Urbana High School, Class of 2016

A student should not attend Urbana High School if they are easily influenced. It is easy to lose who you are at our school. Many people may try to change you to fit our school "norm" which is popularity. The popular students at our school, are people who play many sports, are very sexually active, and are involved with drugs. If you are easily influenced, Urbana High may not be for you. If you play many sports, you may not be focused on your school work, even though you may not be looking for a career in sports, which is counter-productive. If you are abstinent, there are a number of people who will try to get you to break your virginity for what they want or in exchange for popularity. If you live a life style involving drugs, you may not be able to get a job and you may get addicted, which is an exceedingly large distraction from priorities. You must come into Urbana High School with an idea of who you are or, better yet, an idea of who you would like to be. It is easy to be swayed and adopt destructive behavior in exchange for popularity. Moreover, just because you would be labeled as popular, does not mean that it is a good thing. Popularity at our school is almost always a negative thing, despite the, short-lived, social praise you may receive. It is most important to be strong-willed to be at Urbana High School.

Anonymous, Student, Urbana High School, Class of 2017

The student that shouldn't attend here would be one who doesn't try. That student would do terribly in classes, and bring a lot of people down with them. That student would not be holding to the higher standard that this school strives to achieve.

Anonymous, Student, Urbana High School, Class of 2016

With the challenges presented in high school such as; doing homework, waking up early, sticking to a schedule, follow rules and do all this for four years, responsibility plays a huge role. From experience, responsibility in high school is very important. A student that wants to graduate with good grades should focus on their studies first, on taking time for school,but also enjoying their life outside of school. Another huge thing is being encouraged. A student who does not receive any encouragement from oneself will not see high school as an opportunity to become better, but as an obstacle. That is why a student who is willing to attend Urbana High School should be responsible and encouraged, never the opposite.

Anonymous, Parent of student at Urbana High School

Students who do not care about their education or personal improvement should not attend Urbana High School. They hurt the school and it's reputation and distract other students from learning.

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