As a general summary of teachers; they're either great and you learn a lot, or they're awful and it's a struggle to even pass. There's no in-between. The curriculum is designed to prepare us to go into college, but it's lacking. They jam pack students with an assortment of mandatory classes that leave us with few electives as well as an increased workload. It's a great reference to what sort of classes we should be taking, but it's extremely limiting and something needs to be done about it. College is super, super stressed here as some ultra-important thing, yet, they lack the resources to actually teach us about college in-class. You have to go to the college counselor for that. He's an awesome guy, but for some students who are too shy or too stubborn to go in there (or just have a busy schedule), resources concerning college in-class are lacking and when things such as applications are brought up. The scheduling process is extremely stressful considering what the curriculum demands as well as the counselors inability to put in your requested schedule correctly. I'm not sure if this is just my counselor (for reference, my last name begins with B; this should be indicative of which counselor I have) or if all counselors are like this. Each year I've either had to battle to get the classes I wanted or go into her office to get them changed to the right class. This shouldn't have to be a struggle, yet something goes wrong every year. Not to mention, if your counselor is anything like mine, they're constantly booked for student appointments and you have no chance to even go up to them casually to go "hey, there's something I need changed, can you fix that?" If you have a real problem at home, by the way, don't tell your counselor. Mine didn't give me any useful advice ("It's not really that bad, is it? You're bright, you should be able to get through it, relax") and technically, school counselors don't abide by the same privacy laws that professional counselors do.