No Students Left Behind

Yvonne R, Fernanda M, Ariel R, Teresa G, Stephanie N

Our website provides students with advice on what they should be doing each year in high school to stay on track to graduate and be the best they can be. To motivate students to study, we included a web page that lists the best tips on how to study (based on what we found online as well as our own personal experience). However, we know that all of that these days, the stress of school can have a drastic impact on our mental health, so we also included self-care tips to remind students that taking breaks is not only okay, it's a necessity for surviving in high school.

Some students don’t know about opportunities and extracurricular activities available in their community. Often times, students begin their junior or senior year of high school regretting all the things they didn’t do throughout the previous years-- like not staying on top of all their work and thus not having decent grades, or not taking the opportunity to be a part of certain clubs. We want to provide students with all the resources they need to graduate on one user friendly website. We’re trying to help students be on top of their stuff and be prepared to graduate and learn all the new opportunities for them after high school.

We made a website to supply high school students with the most helpful resources they need to graduate high school as successful as they possibly can. weHighSchool will give some advice on what students should be doing their freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year, and how to get through those four years strong. Our site will hold links to the best SAT/ACT resources, internships and scholarships for high school students as well as helpful tips on studying and self-care.

At first we tried to use a back-end for our website so users would be able to log-in and personalize their own accounts by adding to their calendar that we would provide. However, all of that proved to be complicated and we were running out of time, so we decided to leave that for something that we could improve on the project later on. We know it is possible, and we have a better idea of how to do it, all we needed was more time, and later on we will.

"I wish I had that when I was in high school." -Everyone

After spending 7 weeks of our summer at the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program at Miami Dade College, our group was passionate about creating a website that would help high school students find opportunities for scholarships and internships in their area. Along with that, our website provides students with advice on what they should be doing each year in high school to stay on track to graduate and be the best they can be. To motivate students to study, we included a web page that lists the best tips on how to study (based on what we found online as well as our own personal experience). However, we know that all of that these days, the stress of school can have a drastic impact on our mental health, so we also included self-care tips to remind students that taking breaks is not only okay, it’s a necessity for surviving in high school.

 

 

This project was made by Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program students at Knight - MDC - Grace Hopper.