So i've been in a public school my whole life and now i'm switching to a catholic high school. I don't have a problem with learning about the religion or adjusting to their standards or anything but what's bothering me is their academic standards. Their University level courses have a much, much lower standard than the university level courses in a public high school so obviously, their kids tend to get higher marks. I'm okay when we look at our marks. Like I have a 91 in science, 93 in geography, 90 in guitar, 80 something in french and yeah my marks pretty much revolve around their. So I have no problem getting into a university even through a public school. What scares me is that :
1) Because their standards are so low, i'll be missing out on skills I need for Uni
2) I won't get accepted to really good universities I was planning on apply to ( I wanna go into sports medicine )
Should I pull my self out of school and stay at the shitty public school that would be my new home school? Or should I continue on with this. get a tutor but also make sure my marks are around 100% so universities don't look down on my abilities?
I'm honestly so scared. Yes, because of the standard difference, the next two years will be a bit easier there but still :/
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Wow we have opposite issues. I've been to catholic schools my whole life (and I'm not even catholic) but I'm transferring to a public school junior year. The religious part of a catholic high school is pretty easy. You learn the story of Jesus and a few historical religious movements and figures. Memorize a couple events and popes and saints. They're not actually really superior than most public schools. You basically learn the same things, but in a nicer building. Most of our tuition went to expanding the school (instead of making better lesson plans or developing ways of teaching such), paying for Smart boards, computers, iPads, tvs, and other things aren't really necessary in a class room. Overall the work wasn't too bad. I think you'll be okay. Just don't do what I did. I fell into a depression during the second semester of my sophomore year, my grades dropped from A's to F's, I lost my scholarships, and now I'm transferring. Just stay focused on the work and you should be fine in a catholic school.
If you're going to a good catholic school then you should be fine getting into a Universities. I went to one of the best schools in my city and some of the students got into some of the top universities. If the school you're going to isn't so great, and isn't as great as your old public school, I might consider staying in the school you're in. The key thing is to keep your grades up.1
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