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Should I transfer to a less competitive high school or stay at my current high school?
So I’m really worried because I don’t know what high school is the right one for me. I’m currently a sophomore at this highly competitive, blue ribbon high school that’s essentially “preparing you for college.” The school day is long, I don’t get out until 4:10pm and I come home around 5pm. The workload is also so heavy that I often sleep at 1am-2am doing homework. All the classes are really advanced and difficult and it’s getting to be too overwhelming for me. Right now I have mostly Bs with a few As but I might be getting a C soon. It’s ending near the trimester and I haven’t done well on my past tests so my Bs might turn into Cs. Anyways my guidance counselor said that I can transfer to my local public school. The school is pretty broke and it’s not a good school, mostly because of the people attending there, but for sure I’ll be at the top of my class there and will get all As. I’ll also probably be able to take AP classes. I won’t be able to in my current school because my grades are too low. at my public school, I also have a lot more friends there and I feel way more comfortable with the people than at my current school. The only thing stopping me from transferring is college. My current school has a good title and it’ll definitely help boost my chances into getting into a good college, but I don’t know if it’s enough for college to overlook my poor grades. I’m not even planning on going to an Ivy League. Right now my dream school is NYU. I’m also considering staying at my current school because the art curriculum is really good and they have so much more technology to offer than my local public school. What should I do?