Let me start off by sharing my experiences here at George Washington. My freshman year I was not the best student. I was known for having attitude problems, fighting, walking the halls, and being disrespectful to pretty much everyone. I used to get into a lot of trouble until the teachers and staff here helped me open up my eyes. They helped me get back on track and back on the straight and narrow. I was nearly expelled my freshman year, and I’m grateful that I had someone there to help me out.
By my sophomore year, I flipped the script on life. I started going to all my classes, did all my homework, respected everyone, stopped fighting (only fought out of self-defense), on track in all my classes and most importantly grew relationships with some of the teachers and staff members. My hardest year was my junior year. It was difficult and overwhelming with the ACT also I had a lot of issues going on at home. Everything was driving me crazy. It got to the point where I didn’t know what was stressing me out more school or what was happening at home. My senior year was kind of stressful with all the college applications, scholarships, and college in general.
George Washington has improved over the years. Drop-out rates went down, ALL test scores went up, attendance rate went up and students more respect their teachers now than they did just a few years ago.At one point parents were scared to send their child(ren) to this school. Now parents would rather enroll their child(ren) here than other schools.
However, the ACT did not help me get ready for college. Out of the four years I’ve been here they didn’t help me prepare for college. We didn’t do anything that dealt with college until my senior year.
They just threw everything at us at once and it started to stress everyone out. If they would’ve had us doing things for college junior year it wouldn’t have been as stressful. It would’ve been nice if they started going over …