High school can be a minefield for most teens. From the pressures to succeed academically to the social community, the combination can be combustible for adolescents. And for teen Jazz Jennings from I Am Jazz, the weight of a traditional high school became just too much.
During her junior year of high school, Jennings was thriving but still felt as though something was off. “I was stressing out too much,” she told Mic. Filming her show and keeping a high octane pace, which included being the class valedictorian, was overwhelming.
She explained more on YouTube about why she ultimately made the decision to switch to a virtual high school.
“I had this weird feeling like I’m not supposed to be living this life,” she said with regard to coming back to school after being off for summer. “I was very unhappy at school even though I was achieving a lot academically.” But admitted she had a falling out with old friends from middle school and wasn’t gelling with the group at high school.
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