Are Graduation Credits Creating More stress Than Good

Emilie Meehan, Features Writer

In the high school world, the biggest struggle for teens is having good grades and getting the credits you need to graduate.The sad thing is, “The agency’s “Stress in America” survey found that 30 percent of teens reported feeling sad or depressed because of stress and 31 percent felt overwhelmed. Another 36 percent said that stress makes them tired and 23 percent said they’ve skipped meals because of it,” according to an article from NBC News.

The pressure of graduation credits can stress out students beyond belief. Too much is expected from us as students; we are pulled in a million different directions every day. In an interview with two seniors Corey Waln and Caylin Brophey where they were asked all about how stressful credits can be, they talked about how math was one of the hardest classes to maintain credits in, and how history is one of the easiest.

“My freshman year I was put in this class, where I was supposed to end up being higher in credits by the end of my senior year. But, it went at a super fast pace and I had two periods of math a day, and I ended up failing the whole thing,” Caylin Brophey said.

Students these days barely get enough sleep, and don’t get to spend a proper amount of time with their families as they should. They have to juggle homework, studying, extra-curricular activities, have enough time to do things they want to do, sleep, and so much more.