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Not loving TJ

Charlotte44Charlotte44 Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
edited August 2013 in High School Life
After much prep and work, now at TJHSST. Not loving it. Do not believe the stats -- TJ is 85% Asian. Not an inclusive place. The commute is a bear, and the building is falling down. Would love to drop but my parents would kill me. Stay there or go back?
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Replies to: Not loving TJ

  • beermebeerme Registered User Posts: 840 Member
    Be honest, it is more about the intense competition for grades than the large number of Asians, old building and commute.
    You don't think you can take the pressure and stress.
    Tell your parents you are doubting your chances of succeeding.
  • psywarpsywar Registered User Posts: 716 Member
    <<Do not believe the stats -- TJ is 85% Asian.>>

    TJs figure of 66% Asian is still pretty amazing.
    Source: http://www.fcps.edu/cco/pr/tj/tjadmissions0413.pdf

    Asians are roughly 5% of US population, according to Wikipedia.
  • TinnyTTinnyT Registered User Posts: 1,677 Senior Member
    It sounds like hell to be honest. Get out of there.
  • iSabrinaiSabrina Registered User Posts: 136 Junior Member
    I remember taking the test. Just glad I didn't end up there. In my opinion, you should stay. You've earned it and you'll probably end up being successful.
  • taenykisstaenykiss Registered User Posts: 92 New Member
    Uhm... is this about the Asians or the competition/pressure?
  • Charlotte44Charlotte44 Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    It is the school. It is a dump --the worst school I have ever seen. It is in a bad section of town. The work load is ridiculous. And it is an hour from my house. The people are nice. I am not having a problem with the work... yet. My parents are hearing more and more about how great this school is, so it is hard to talk to them. I wish I had blown the test.
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