Although it's easy to say that school is stressful and too hard, I have learned to appreciate my school and my education. I think this school offers a good balance of challenging and easier courses so you can pick and choose which areas to focus on. One thing that I really value about my high school experience is I've learned to challenge myself more. I used to be a student who would take the easiest classes I could, but I am now finding myself taking nearly all AP courses because I truly do find myself learning more, and in the end, having a more enjoyable experience. Part of the main reason I love to take AP or advanced courses is because of our extremely motivated teachers. For the most part, our AP teachers really do seem to have that deep sense of actually wanting to help us learn. It's not just a simple job for them. A prime example of my experience with this was my junior year APUSH teacher. She did an excellent job at keeping me attentive in a seemingly lackluster subject. The information will always stay the same, but what's important is how it's taught, and I thought she did a fantastic job. I felt like I both challenged myself and had fun in her class and it certainly just adds to the character of the school, and myself.