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The Student News Site of Parks Junior High School

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Should Students with Failing Grades go to High School?

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After junior high, high school is the next level of education that catapults you into college or a career. However, how well would you do in these institutions if you cannot get passing grades in your junior high classes? In my opinion, kids with failing grades should not move up to high school. 

If a junior high student has a low GPA, how well will he or she do in high school and life? If these kids are allowed to move to the next grade level, this sets a bad example that you can be lazy but still have the opportunity to move on with other students who worked hard for the past two years. Also, kids who have low grades in junior high will not be ready for high school and will ultimately be set up for failure. Students’ junior high grades show what level they are in for certain subjects and if they go into high school without the foundation in these subjects, they’re going to continue to fail. If a student doesn’t reach a certain GPA by 8th grade, he or she should stay back and relearn it, before moving on to high school. Since high school grades will impact a student’s college acceptances and future, students should take the time in junior high to gain the knowledge and skills they need before it affects them permanently.

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Joseph Oh was born on December 22, 2010, the same year Chile’s 8.8 magnitude earthquake occurred. Joseph Oh was born here, in America, meaning, he was born in America and he stayed in America. He was born in St. Jude's hospital, to parents, Min and In-hye Oh. Joseph has one younger sister, whom he takes care of frequently. He also had one dog, whom he loved very much. His favorite hobby is reading when he has nothing else to do, or homework because he does not have a lot of free time(homework is not his favorite hobby, by the way). Reading and math have always been a strong subject for him. Joseph Oh wants to have the most normal life possible. Nothing traumatizing, nothing exciting, nothing big. He does not want to become someone big, someone who changes the world for the worse. He does not want to take that risk and put his life on the line. Joseph does have fears about the future, or what's to come. The largest fear Joseph probably has is what he might do.  Luckily, this quote inspires him to put his fears behind him: you only die once, but you still live every day! He still knows one mistake can lead to… unfortunate events, but he still has high hopes for the rest of his life.  

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