With graduation rapidly approaching, it’s easy to lose sight of the reason you’re going to high school: to get into college. As fun as being a second semester senior may be, it’s important to keep your long-term goals in check. I’m not saying that you have to keep up with everything to unrealistic standards, but it’s important to maintain your grades so that you can graduate and keep your college acceptance from getting rescinded.
One important thing to keep in mind these last months of high school are that they are just that-- last months that is. In the grand scheme of life, a few months isn’t too long a time to push through and get your work done. That said, a lot could go wrong in a few months if you don’t play your cards right, so do your best to find a balance with your school life and your social life. Afterall, a college that has already accepted you won’t care how much fun your prom was if your grades have fallen too far behind in your classes; all they’ll see is a bad report card and that’s not how you want to start your collegiate career.
Although it grows harder and harder as the year progresses to maintain the grades that you don’t necessarily care all that much about, life will be much easier if you allow yourself some academic breathing room so as to have a worry-free second semester. Life, and senioritis is all about striking balance. It’s important to do things like keep a checklist of what you have to get done, to do your work on time, to sleep, and most importantly you need to have fun. You only have a couple months of high school left, and your days with your classmates in your hometown are dwindling, so make the most of them. You’ll enjoy your leisure time, your senior events, and your graduation infinitely more if you get the dirty work (projects, essays, etc.) out of the way so you can lay back and enjoy the ride.