Ask Gabby: Do Good Grades Justify Skipping Class?

Gabriela Castaneda, Staffer

At some point in your high school career, waking up on time would be as difficult as climbing a mountain while in pursuit of an avalanche. Waking up can become extremely difficult, not in a figurative sense.


What makes life even more difficult is that Mariner has an undeniably strict attendance policy, which the entire Mukilteo School District follows. Meaning, no students in the Mukilteo School District are safe. No matter what school you attend, you are just as susceptible to diploma withholding as any other student in the district.


Yes, education is essential and a privilege to have, but “High School Society” is unnecessary and is the root of many common dilemmas that high school students must endure.


Extracurriculars, sports, and having a social life also bring on more stress. I know for a fact that I am a part of the majority of stressed-out teens at Mariner City.


On the other hand, high school may have many high points, like sports games, dances (sometimes), and clubs. Having these “motivators” can give you a reason to wake up in the morning, which makes the entire topic of skipping class a lot less viable.


I know that skipping class may seem like the only solution at times, but what that actually does, is bury you further in school work.


At the end of the day, you are responsible for your education. It is ultimately your choice to make whether you want to succeed or not- so choose-up.