I'm a second semester senior. By an overwhelming majority, this means that you can relax, not really care much about school as long as you are passing all your classes and staying out of trouble to graduate and go to college. my parents? nah, they still force me to study every damn day and force me to get Bs or else they take away "privileges" (unlimited texting... which does not impact my studying at all...)
Today my dad goes to my online gradebook and sees that I have a 72% in english honors right now with only 1 essay grade in, in which teacher was overall very disappointed in the ENTIRE CLASS. ofc, i already knew what they were going to tell me. the usual, "why are you playing games with this shit grade, you'll never graduate, how will you feel with a C on your transcript going into college?" hey guess what? ITS ONE FUCKING ESSAY GRADE GET OVER IT. oh, and my past marking period grades? 84, 90, 87 respectively. I am nowhere even near, hell, a C average for the year in english. so how about you get off my fucking back and take a seat. plus I have many english projects this quarter that will fluff up the grade substantially.
oh, and wait, after I tell them that I had already submitted many other english assignments for grading (one socratic seminar participation grade which I felt very confident about, and my senior speech outline which is honestly a fluff grade), and that colleges dont really care about your senior year so long as you didnt miserably fail any classes, AND that your high school transcript basically vanishes once you get into college, they say all this shit about how im making excuses. im sorry, im just telling you common sense information that pretty much everyone agrees on.
Sorry for the vent. If you've read it this far, I'm impressed that you managed to read through a high schooler's poorly thought out rant. I have one more favor to ask you. What would you tell your parents if they were acting like this and do senior year grades actually matter? I figured if my own parents cant believe me, then i'll need outside proof to back up my statements.
Thanks for reading.