Nebraska College Preparatory Academy


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Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Senior Capstone Project, Spring 2022


Copyright © 2022 Maecyn Sieborg


Adolescent students’ (ages 13 to 18) mental health has been affected by the education system. Currently in society, there’s a lack of addressing the problems in school. US School districts compete against each other to get high academic scores. This can lead to an increase of pressure for the students to receive higher scores, rather than focusing on their individual academic potential as the focal point of their own success. This research examines journal articles that identify increased pressure on students through test scores. The expectation to take high achieving classes increases negative stress and rates of mental illnesses. The education system can add onto students’ mental health and make it worse due to the workload put on students. The education system needs to revisit the reality of this on-going issue in order to reach higher academic integrity of supports for students.