Back in the day when I went to school they had 3 tiers of school. There was elementary school, middle school and high school.
Each tier has their own foundation and with each year, it’s own experience.
Elementary school is the lowest tier and for children who were between the ages of 6-11 years old. Elementary school had first, second, third, fourth and fifth grades.
Elementary school, in my opinion, was the most important tier. This tier is where my study habits were formed. I knew I wanted to learn and not just be there because I had to be. Elementary school was the base foundation for the rest of my school years.
Middle school is the second tier and for kids between the ages of 11-14 years old. Middle school had sixth, seventh and eighth grades.
I believe middle school was the most fun. I had my friends, most of which I met while in elementary school. I started exploring other interesting activities such as sports, starting to like boys and talking on the phone with my friends about everything that had happened in school on that day.
Elementary school helped me with the fundamentals that I needed to learn and middle school helped me build my self-esteem.
High school is the third tier and had young adults starting at around the age of 15 years old. High school had ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades.
High school prepared you for the world ahead of you. It is a foundation being set for either college or in some cases to be able to get a career with the knowledge you have already gained. One of the greatest accomplishments while in high school is being called a senior and walking across that stage with your head held high with pride.
Each tier prepares you for the next one and all three tiers have their own purpose. Each tier leads you to the same goal which is to be a productive and intelligent human being.