The average schedule of a student is filled with many activities both school related and not, one after another. In todays society students are often trading in sleep for homework, extracurriculars, and jobs. With high schools starting as early as 7:15, and going for a full day of school then followed by after by activities such as band, sports, community service or jobs, then having to return home and do serval homework for multiple classes there are many late nights. Students today should not have to sacrifice their own health to be seen as a successful student. Society has certain view of what a successful or hardworking student is, but the perfect image is only achievable with sacrificing friends, mental health and sleep. It is apparent that the importance of school is more so placed on grades, and less on the well being of the students and education its self. A “good” student will stay up through the night for a hard test memorizing everything they can and continue the rest of their day on few hours of sleep for a grade. A student who wants to care but feels to overwhelmed might fail a test and will be treated like this test grade number defines them. A desperate student will cheat on a test,proving that they had been taught to value the grade number more than learning. Students are overworked and the importance of certain aspects of school and student life in general are not evenly weighed.