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High Level Courses in High School - How to Manage?

So, I'm planning my schedule for next year and thinking about adding more advanced or AP courses. How do you all manage the workload of advanced courses in high school while still keeping up with extracurriculars and not burning out?

7 months ago

It's great to hear that you are challenging yourself with advanced courses! I've seen many students successfully navigate a rigorous academic schedule alongside their extracurricular activities, and the key is balance and proactive planning.

Start by creating a weekly schedule that includes your class times, study periods, extracurricular commitments, and personal downtime. It's important to ensure you're not overloading any single day and that there's time for relaxation and social activities to prevent burnout.

Make sure you're communicating with your teachers about your workload; they can provide insight into the demands of their courses and might even offer strategies for managing the material more efficiently. Additionally, consider forming or joining study groups with classmates; this can help spread out the workload and provide support.

It's also crucial to set clear priorities and boundaries—if you're involved in several activities, see if there's a way to focus on a few that align most closely with your goals or passions. Finally, assess your workload regularly and be prepared to make adjustments if you feel overwhelmed. Remember, it's about finding a blend of academic rigor and personal interests that works for you without sacrificing your well-being.

7 months ago

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