Senior reflects on time here

Royale Jackson

Royale Jackson

I’ve been going to Grace Prep for four years now, and I had a blast.

I really enjoyed my high school years here at Grace. Public school and Grace Prep are just two totally different types of environments.

I came to Grace from Danny Jones Middle School in Mansfield in 9th grade. Grace Prep has really changed me for the better.

Going to school in a school the size of ours means that most people know me. In fact, it’s almost safe to say that everyone knows everyone, which is not usually the case in Public schools here, as they are much larger.

Having every teacher know your parent’s first name is also something that not a lot of kids get to experience. And while that is a good thing, it can also be a not-so-good thing because it means that when you get a bad grade in something, your parents are going to find out, no matter what. I have found that this can also push us to be better students if we let it. I realize I needed to be pushed as a student, and I appreciate it!

Another thing about Grace Prep that I like, is going to school only three days a week. This gave me so much more time for homework and sports, and to spend a lot more time with my family.

A lot of my friends in public school play multiple sports, and are in AP classes in their public schools.

They have practice every day and then when they get home they have to do homework. Then, they go back to school the very next day and do it all over again.

My friends did not have nearly as much time to spend with their families as I did, which is something I really appreciate about Grace Prep.

Also, with this class schedule, I can get a lot more sleep, which is always a plus!

Overall, I really enjoyed the fact that people here are friendly, which really encourages me.

When I left public school, I thought I was going to miss all of my friends, but I got over it with the hospitality of our school and the warm feeling it brings, I felt right at home in no time.

Thanks Grace Prep for all the memories as I head off to college.


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