Parents and communities do not have clear understanding of the effect of a simple class change to students and as it relates to problems in their home and neighborhoods. These problems or student internalizations of sociological dynamics may have begun in middle school. Early adolescence awakens and compares one’s own life to others lives. Middle school students acting to create a sense of oneself translates into withdrawal or demonstrative processes.
Other students find solace in following the structure of school’s progress. These students do not confront schoolwork, as do the students confused about what and why school is important. At any level, many students seeking counsel may not have done well in previous years. The students are behind in credits to graduate from high school or are disenchanted with their circumstance and would like to transfer to a continuation school.
East Los Angeles