Q: I’m in eighth grade and have been going to an Adventist • junior academy. But my grades are falling. My friend, who had the same problem, now attends public school, and she’s getting better grades. I enjoy my Adventist school, but I’m afraid if I don’t go to public school, I won’t get a good job because of my grades. What should I do?
A: We are so glad to hear that you enjoy your school. Such • things as Bible classes and worship experiences make Adventist schools special!
But we’re sorry to hear you’re not getting good grades (you’re certainly pretty smart for wanting to stay in an Adventist school!). Have you tried talking with your teachers? We feel sure that they will try their best to help you. Also, your public library or local bookstore probably has books on study skills that can help.
It’s interesting that your friend’s grades went up when she transferred to public school. Maybe the work there is a lot easier. But good grades don’t necessarily mean success later on. It’s how much you know that makes the difference in the end. Even more important than getting good grades or a good job or knowing a lot is our friendship with Jesus. That counts more toward our success than anything.
Study God’s Word and pray for wisdom, and He will bless you!