Lower the workload and stress of students in Iredell-Statesville School district

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Lower the workload and stress of students in Iredell-Statesville School district

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Charlie Apy started this petition to Iredell Statesville School district

The time we are living in now is very difficult and confusing for everyone. Additionally, with all that is happening in the world, most, if not all schools are requiring students to take part in virtual learning. These times have been extremely difficult for students in the county and many of us have to change their entire way of learning because of the change. While the transition was a hard thing to do for everyone, it was a transition we had to make for the safety of ourselves and those around us. This transition was not flawless however because as a collective, students are struggling to keep up with the workload being given to them by their school. All this excessive work is doing is damaging our physical health, mental health, stress level, and life outside of school. Many students have had numerous nights where they have to stay up until 1:00-2:00 am just so they could get enough done to call it a productive day. Additionally, the seniors in the district also have the stress of college applications to do, on top of the work from the schools. Speaking from personal experience, I am a senior in the IB program at South Iredell High School and I know I speak for many when I say we have an extreme workload. For a singular math project, we had two weeks to get a topic approved and an introductory essay submitted, less than half of the students had finished in time. This is not because of a lack of effort. Students had to provide research before a topic being approved and we were offered no help on forming anything. Most, if not all of the seniors in the class, had submitted several topic ideas to work on and get approved just to hear back that their topic was either too vague or didn't have enough complexity. I've even heard of students who had to go through 17 topic ideas before they got anything approved. This is on top of all 6-7 other classes we have to submit large amounts of work for, and the college applications we have to get done. It is only the closing end of the third week of school and many students are getting so drowned in work that they are just giving up. Many students take 8 classes every year and have other factors they need to give some time to as well, such as ACT/SAT study prep, college applications, part-time jobs, and many more various things. In times like these, the needs of the students must be recognized by the schools so that they can do something about the stress their system is causing. Understandably, the times we are living in cause confusion but we need to recognize that the students are being overworked. This needs to be changed.

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