Grades and the significance behind them Q&As: Ava Redmond
Name: Ava Redmond
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the word ‘grades’?
“Hard work, studying, and tests.”
What advice you would give to someone who stresses about grades for grade levels below you?
“Work your hardest, [because] at the end of the day, if you don’t get the grades you want, let it go. Your work ethic and commitment to success show much more about you than the grades you receive.”
What has your experience been like with grades from freshman year compared to now?
“My classes have gotten much harder. Although my grades have gone down slightly over the years, I think I have improved as a student, [because] I [can] work harder than I used to, and I take much more pride in my work and grades than I did freshman year.”
Why do you think grades are/aren’t important?
“It’s not that grades aren’t important, because they are. That [is] what colleges look at, and I think that has continuously weighed me down. But while grades are important, so is your high school experience. It’s important to be a teenager and to have fun, so if it comes to it, sometimes we have to choose our mental health and happiness over our grades.”
How often do you check PowerSchool?
“I check PowerSchool almost every day [because] It’s hard to avoid it being as grade oriented as I am. There have been weeks where I’ve checked it so much that I’ve had to delete it to stop.”
What is one word to describe grades?
Are there more important things in life than grades, and if so, what and why?