I can't say it's a false label, since I am a student who has always been in honors classes and held an A grade average, but for that to be all that's held to my name is boring.
Expectations as an AP/Honors Student include:
- Members of this group are expected to be smart, smarter than what you'd call an "average student".
- Expected to really challenge themselves academically in every subject no matter what their strongpoints are.
- A "suck-up". Always trying to get on the teacher's good side and be held as the most important student there.
- Overly confident in academics.
I feel like I've met the expectations regarding challenging myself, but that doesn't mean I'm overly confident in academics. I do feel I am comfortable and am much less bored in higher level classes, but not all subjects are my strong points and I do struggle in some classes just like everyone else.
I feel pressured under this label to know a lot of things, know the answers to everyone's questions, to "have it easy" because "I must be smart enough if I'm in all honors classes". Just because we take a lot of honors classes too doesn't mean our goal is to get to an Ivy League College.
Not all of the people under this label are the same either. One person could excell in science and struggle in english, while another person could be extremely confident in english but not be very confident in science.