Five must-know-tips for your junior year


Hawk Eye Staff

Students encounter several novels in their junior year, including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Catcher in the Rye and The Great Gatsby, to name a few.

Junior year can sound pretty intimidating at first because of rumors that it is your hardest year of high school. Well, I got news for you; it’s definitely not at all.

I would say your sophomore year is significantly harder with a passing grade in biology being required to graduate and all the tests you have to take such as Keystones, ASVABs, and PSATs.

As long as you follow these tips, you should get through your junior year like you would eat a piece of cake.

  1. Acknowledge that your officially an upperclassman. Were you tired of being a freshman and sophomore? I know I was! Usually, underclassmen don’t have as many opportunities and freedoms as an upperclassmen. Be proud and confident to say, “I’m a junior.”
  2. Take it seriously. Your junior year is the most important year of high school that colleges will look at down the road. Get good grades and keep up on assignments.
  3. Make sure you have enough credits. You are halfway done with high school at this point, so make sure you have at least 27 credits or however many your school requires you to have to graduate.
  4. Have fun! Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to let school dominate your life. You can still take it seriously and have some fun. Go out with friends, get a job, talk to people, go to school dances if that’s what you like to do. Once homework and studying is out of the way, just do whatever you want to.
  5. Make sure you get assignments done. This is very obvious but some people put off assignments until the day before they are due, which is not good because then it can become stressful and overwhelming.