For high school juniors, the Spring does not bring renewal but rather a gauntlet of tests. Most Connecticut juniors will take the SAT for the first time in March. The SAT is now offered by public high schools in Connecticut.
Some students will take the April ACT. Most students will take the May SAT (although some will take the May SAT IIs instead). Some will take AP exams. Many will take the ACT and/or SAT again in June. All will take high school finals!
In our SAT-ACT Mastery Seminar, I show them the light at the end of the tunnel. March-June, Junior year, is literally the hardest stretch of K-12 and arguably the hardest stretch of work and pressure for most any student throughout their educational experience.
In our SAT-ACT class, I discuss mental toughness as the virtue required to get through the next few months.
Just be patient and work hard. Rewards are coming.