Students don’t need most of the things taught in high school later in life. I really consider that some subjects get more priority or ranking over others highly unfair. At some point in high school, students must take a fine arts class or athletics class as part of one or multiple requirements to graduate. Here in Texas the board of education values and recognizes other classes more than fine arts and athletics. In high school, the classes you take affect your whole future, as to getting into a good college or obtaining a good job. In my high school, fine arts classes and athletics are weighed less than other classes that are honors or AP classes. I feel that this system should be revised and changed. At Austin, my high school, most of these classes count as a 5.0 GPA score rather than a 6.0 GPA for honors classes. I understand that you all might not be aware of how things work, so all the students are graded from a grade point average scale of a 6.0 as a max score. A’s in honors classes are considered as 6.0’s, B’s in honors classes and A’s in regular classes are 5.0’s, and so on. Now I’m not saying that everyone in these classes deserves the 6.0 credit, but the people that are absolutely good at what they do, like the people on the varsity team, the all state’rs, the soloists, they all deserve that 6.0 credit. I am currently going through this same experience. In my high school I am in the top band and am fairly good at what I do, but I will not go into music in the future so I need a 6.0 credit to help me out in my career. My GPA right now being a 5.112, would jump up rapidly a whole .15points, making 5.262, which would almost cut my rank in half. That’s why I feel that a fair change is necessary.
Fairness: Is the conformity with rules or standards, and having the same standards for everyone. Unfairness on the other hand is; injustice by virtue of not conforming to rules or standards, and treating everyone different. Therefore it is not fair, compared to other places in the world that don’t have these kind of rules which make it easier for those students that come from abroad to get into a better college than someone else from the United States. For example, in the country of India the students are graded on how they do in school, out of percentages like 100% and lower, rather than what classes they take. So if I were to live in India and take band and or soccer (or anything like that), and do well over there, I would have a higher rank than I would being here in Texas as long as my level of success is still the same. On a side note, the importance of these classes is so greatly undermined in the whole of the world. These classes teach so much more than just how to play an instrument or just how to score a touchdown or goal. They teach us how to have good work ethic, teamwork, give us a sense responsibility, leadership and respect for our teachers and our peers, and these skills will come handy in the future.
On another note, most people will think that, well not all of the people on these varsity teams are really good so why should they get the 6.0. I mean sure there are great sports athletes that come from each of these schools across the world, but on the real how many of these students that play on the varsity team are actually good enough to make it to the big time. That is the general thought process of these people. Since most of the students don’t make it in that career, they need something to fall back on to. For example if a high school football star hurts himself in a way where he can’t play anymore, he needs something to fall back on and this is where the 6.0 credit comes in. I have experienced this because my very own cousin was an intense pitcher of cricket being surveyed by the Indian national team. In his qualifiying match for the team, during one of his pitches he tore a muscle in his arm, and his dreams were painfully