Journey Essay

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An experience, and the ones I have heard from peers, with Westchester High School’s administration can cause headaches. I am aware that not every decision is in the best interest of just one student and there are a few exceptional counselors on campus; however some of the errors made by administration are inexcusable. My peers and I in our four years of high school have been victims of these employees’ disorganized and lethargic conduct.

One example of my school’s imperceptive faults is scheduling, which in turn affects the way colleges evaluate our student body. In my final year of high school, looking to impress universities by excelling in a rigorous class schedule, administration decided to program two senior Advanced Placement courses within the same period. This affected my classmates and myself because the competitiveness of our schedules was lowered. Top-tier educational institutions seek students who constantly challenge themselves and the opportunities that administration presented my senior class with to do so are outrageous. Another major fallacy by counselors was the notion that Westchester’s School ranking would improve as a result of eliminating honors English courses; forcing junior and seniors to choose between Advanced Placement English courses or regular English courses. The Westchester High School student body is not known to be outstanding academically. However, the approach that administration took to improve this was absurd because they recognize many students were not equipped to deal with such daunting courses. As a result many students have been performing poorly and once again hurting the perception colleges have of students. An example of the torpid nature of Westchester administration is the supposed classes offered on the UC Doorways website. UC Doorways is a website that the University of California uses to evaluate that rigor schedule offered at different high schools. In my case and that of other college bound students, Westchester listed a variety of courses like Arabic 1AB and Armenian 1AB that are not actually offered. After top-tier universities like UCLA and UC Berkeley see this, they will perceive our student body as...

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