Warning: This is a long thread, and unless your really interested in my opinion of my high school, it could be rather boring. I decided to type how I see the education system, for my High School's critique. I actually intend to deliver a critique on our high school to a friend whom is a Administrator in our school. Why? Well, I want them to see, from a high schooler whom actually wants to learn. I am doing this closer to graduation, so that he can just see how a student's outlook on the worth of the classes was. I am going to list all the classes I went through in my high school career, that I found a waste of my time on here. A) The teacher did not really teach. B) The class itself has no real purpose. Here we go: Academic Counseling & Computer Applications: Both had the same teacher. Nice guy, but frankly, I learned nothing in this class. The only thing we did is do practically nothing, and I passed making a 96 in CA and a 96 in AC. In the Computer Applications class, at least we did type tests some, I have always been a good typer, and I think I can still type above 120 WPM, if I work for it. Agriculture Science: Really, nothing to say but the name of the class. I took a lot of Ag Classes, mainly cause I want to live on a farm after the military, but this class was nothing but book work we never did, and a teacher whom had been teaching for a 100+ years. Wellness: Same with PE, no real standards, I was in a boot cast for my ankle nearly the whole year I was in this class. English II: Teacher let us watch a lot of movies, and we learned practically nothing. Nice lady, but honestly, no reason to take this class, it's a requirement, but I wish I had taken Honors. Physical Education II: It's P.E., but wish we had, had more standards. Biology I: This class was a good learning class, I had the same teacher for AP Biology, but we actually had people in the class whom are now in jail/prison, and I haven't even graduated high school yet people. Dual Credit or AP (Cannot remember which) Principle Vet Science: This class was insanely easy, I learned to play cards very good, cause our computer didn't work some days, and so we couldn't see the professor. Overall, my classes where a majority "ok". I had a few good ones: Honors US History: Watched a video everyday, but always had a test over it, and we learned a LOT in this. I loved the teacher, and I am a history buff, so it was great. German I & II: I am currently taking German II, this is the hardest class I've ever had, except for AP Biology. German is amazing, the teacher is the greatest I've ever had. He pushes us so hard, and I am going to tell you what, he has seen the educational system from Europe & America, he says Europe's is way better then ours. AP Biology: Test nearly everyday, you get the material Monday, take the test Tuesday on it. Nearly failed, but passed in the end. Very rough, and I am glad I tried it, even though I did not good at it. My only regret is that I took easy classes and slacked. Another is the fact that they didn't offer AP or Dual Credit US History until this year, and if you've taken Honors you can't take AP or Dual-Credit. Also, I wish I had been able to get Ancient History with my Honors US History teacher. In my opinion, the teacher is to blame more then the students. I understand students really need to change in my county, they don't care if they fail or pass, and really, the system, at least here, really helps them to get through high school, and works hard NOT to fail people. It basically sets us up for failure. Overall, I really hope the educational system is better elsewhere. I hope our's changes, but now that I am about to leave it, and go off to the Air Force, all I can really do is try my best to point out the goods and the bads, and hope they heed a bit of my advice. Although I doubt it, it can't hurt to try.