First Day of High School Tips?

First Day of High School Tips?

Well, on September 2nd, I'm leaving my tiny, conservative, private middle school and going off to a big public high school. I'm so so so excited but of course I'm just as nervous... I don't know what to do at all 0_0 Really, it's gonna be like re-learning everything all over again... I don't know anyone there and I haven't even taken a tour of the school or ridden a school bus before so basically I'm as green as can be. Advice, tips, wisdoms?

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Lady_Artemis
This is like me. On September 9th I'm starting my first year at college...
And I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOO nervous!
Elleyd
Woah wait what how old are you and it's pretty much the same I think but check this out (it's for high school but i found it useful)

http://www.wikihow.com/Survive-Your-Freshman-Year-in-High-School
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Elleyd
I feel so young xD
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on August 17, 2014
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Lady_Artemis
Thanks!!
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DragonLance103
Hey good luck to you Jackie!!
I'm actually on my 3rd year in college (That makes me a junior on the 25th of this month)
Just keep pushing forward and don't give up on yourself!!
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Elleyd
wow 0-0
Our sysem goes: Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st-4th grade, 5th-8th (middle school/ junior high), Freshman (1st year of high school), Sophomore (2nd), Junior, Senior, then you go to college and college is crazy...
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Lady_Artemis
In our system, you start primary school when you're 4 in Reception year, then when you're 11, you move to secondary school and start year 7. At 16, you finish GCSE, leave compulsory education, celebrate your freedom with a Year 11 Presentation/Smart Day, followed by a Leaver's Prom, then in September, you start college. I've chosen to do A Levels in something See More▼
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Elleyd
USA, I know our systems are different but in the US you go into your first year of college (Freshmen) at 17-19 (it varies a little but usually it's 18) and at 16 usually you'd be in Sophomore or Junior year in High School
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Lady_Artemis
Yeah we have different systems I think. I wouldn't know though, because I'm not familiar with the system of wherever you are.
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Elleyd
and @The.Girl.With.The.Glasses no problem!
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Elleyd
I'm assuming the UK has a different system with colleges/ universities cause otherwise you're a child prodigy 0-0
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Lady_Artemis
I'm 16. But I live in England in the UK, and I don't know what Freshman is.
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The.Girl.With.The.Glasses
That's helpful actually. Thanks!
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DragonLance103
Well, take it from someone who always went to public schooling! (if you don't count the college I'm at now anyway)

Since you'll be a freshman, unfortunately you will be at the bottom of the food chain.
School buses are basically like a taxi service for kids...
On my first day, I would probably sit by myself on the bus (unless you make a friend at the bus stop that is)
Take notes from Madeline and Emily in my story

I do recommend taking a tour of the high school before you See More▼
Elleyd
Awesome thank you! So one more question, I'm going to orientation so should be able to meet at least 2 peolpe there and they'll give us a tour and fill us in on all that. I don't get my schedule till then so I'm paranoid I'll get lost xD anyhow my friends all say go and meet new people outside of school but I don't know how :/ I'm actually fairly shy around new See More▼
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Elleyd
Haha thanks and I'll treasure your advice!
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DragonLance103
When you're asking someone about the class (to see if they've heard anything about the teacher, etc.)
Maybe bring up the fact you're playing a sport. (You'd be surprised by how many others are too)

And as always, look for similar interests!
(Does the person like writing? sports? hobbies?)

You're a very creative person Elleyd (I know from our RP's XD) See More▼
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DragonLance103
How about this:

You are going to an orientation, meaning there will be other freshman there too.
Really, you don't have to work too hard at it.
When you find your first class, look around!
I'm sure you're not the only person feeling this way! See More▼
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laurita
im starting in 6 class but u can try to find friends on your new school
Elleyd
lol thx
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Polarize
I am not in high school, but I know people who are. So here is some advice:

1. Get to meet new people. They can help you if you ever get lost, or need help with anything.

2. Maybe join groups like the marching band, or tech club. It is like advice one, but it will keep you busy, and will help you enjoy school more.

3. On your bus, tell your bus driver about how you never rode a school bus, and maybe he can get you familiar with the stops.

4. Make sure to have everything with See More▼
Elleyd
This is amazing advice! Thank you!
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Elleyd
oh dang lol xD
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laurita
im taking a bus to school
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Elleyd
on August 01, 2014
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Polarize
Your welcome
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The.Girl.With.The.Glasses
I need the same advice.
Elleyd
Yay we're in this together!
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Elleyd
Oh yea btw check out the link i posted above it's super helpful
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The.Girl.With.The.Glasses
*high fives*
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JeweledOwl812
I should take my own advice, I think, because I'm going to a new school with only one person I know...a friend though thank gosh.

One the first day of school, you'll probably end up sitting alone, being a freshman and all. Its OK. Observe. Find out which people you want to be friends with, which share you interests, and which to stay clear of.

And take a tour! You need to get used to your surroundings-you don't want to be late for class on your first day. For one, its horrible. See More▼
Elleyd
Haha well, I have orientation a week before and I need to call about sports and that stuff so hopefully there I'll find someone.
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on August 01, 2014
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JeweledOwl812
Thanks :3
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Elleyd
ok not gonna pressure u :3
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JeweledOwl812
Again, no. Sorry
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Elleyd
oh :/ can I get ur age?
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JeweledOwl812
Sry can't tell :/
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Elleyd
What grade r u in? 8th?
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JeweledOwl812
@Elleyd Not yet
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Elleyd
Hey I have it on 8/28 R u going to high school as well?
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JeweledOwl812
I have orientation on 8/9 so I'm hoping the same thing.
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RoseHeart
Well I haven't started high school yet but when I started middle school I just started making friends and I have a lot of new friends
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