Schedule Stressing

Schedule+Stressing

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Kacey Bates, Social Media Editor & Student Life Editor

For many people, this time of the school year can be very stressful, especially when it comes to picking classes for the upcoming school year.

During the weeks leading up to Spring Break, the school counselors have been speaking to every English class and helping kids decide their classes for the 2015-2016 school year. They start their process of helping every student design their own schedule by passing out colorful paper with all the classes available to students, and having each student pick all the classes the need and want off of that list. After the students have picked the classes they want off of the list they were given, they then must enter those into a requested courses section on Skyward. After this, the counselors must specifically design a schedule for every student at Lake City based on what they have requested, and what credits they must get to graduate.

For many students, this process of picking classes for their next school year is very stressful for many reasons, one reason being that students are now being forced to think more about their future, and that is not something that many kids enjoy. Also, picking out courses isn’t something many kids put little to no effort into; it’s hard and many are faced with tough decisions on how they want the upcoming school year to go.

When I asked Zach Brown, a soon-to-be junior here at Lake City, how selecting his schedule for the upcoming school year made him feel. He replied with, “It’s really hard, because I know that junior year is the year that colleges look at the most so I have to make sure that the classes I take are fun, but at the same time will look good when it comes to applying for colleges.”

To submit classes for the upcoming school year, login into Skyward, click on “schedule,” and then click on “request courses” in the top right corner. Schedule requests will be open until March 27th.