Students share end of the year goals


Jae Lee

A student writes a weekly schedule for the final week of the 2023 school year.

With the end of the school year coming up at Carlmont, many students have end-of-the-year goals that they are trying to achieve.

These goals may include passing finals, having straight A’s, and even applying for college. Students use many methods to achieve these goals.

“One goal I have is to pass all my classes with the highest grade I can get and to make my parents and teachers happy,” said Alexander Docena, a sophomore at Carlmont.

For sophomores, a main goal could be to pass with straight A’s. They may want to have good grades to prepare for next year’s classes because for lots of sophomores, they are taking more advanced classes in their junior year.

“I want to make sure that I can be in higher-level classes next year because it can help me prepare for college,” Docena said.

Other students who aren’t going to Carlmont next year may have other goals, such as Maxwell Chow, who has plans to go to middle college at the College of San Mateo (CSM) next year.

“I’m going to middle college next year at CSM, and my initial goal was to finish my middle college applications, but now that I’m finished with those, I think my end-of-the-year goal is to pass all my classes so I can choose which ones I want to do at middle college,” Chow said.

Middle college is a very good opportunity for sophomores, juniors, and even seniors. Middle college can pave the way to college. It can be helpful for some students if they want to have a better chance of getting into college.

“Middle college sets me up for real good colleges. Like, I get the credits that I need from middle college, and I can get experience of what college will be like when I go. I can also develop connections with people that are planning on studying similar things as me,” Chow said.

One goal I have is to pass all my classes with the highest grade I can get and to make my parents and teachers happy”

— Alexander Docena

Making a goal for the end of the year may be challenging, but it is very helpful to propel you forward. Achieving the goal can boost confidence in someone. Whether it’s passing with straight A’s, applying to college, or even just completing the school year, everyone has a main goal that they want to complete, and every single goal is important.

“Honestly, I just want to finish this year,” said Keith Stepura, another Carlmont sophomore.