Academically? I didn’t, really. I found it nearly impossible to focus on my studies and school work. I had multiple excuses for each class but ultimately it was because I just put my attention into the wrong areas of my life. For someone like me it would have taken forceful, almost reformative guidance in order for me to have made it through. But I recently got my GED so even though it didn’t happen back then, at least I’ve found the motivation to finish.
Socially? Now, that is an entirely different issue. I’m not so sure that I made it out unscathed. Does anyone? I went through a couple different cliques and learned early the kind of people I knew I wouldn’t want in my life in the future. I’ve never been to prison, but I’m sure, in a lot of ways high school is very similar. Again, I was distracted by problems with my family but I felt it just like everyone else. I think the best way to get through high school, socially, now that I have a retrospective opinion of it.. Stick close to people who don’t hurt you. Just make sense of it and don’t try to have too much. Get through it all with a little bit of trustworthy happiness because it can only be so good. (: