Are there students out there who have the time to tell me (a non high school parent) what your weekly homework load looks like? Rather than debating should finals come before or after the holidays, perhaps we should all look at what the load is and how we can reduce it. So, for instance, how many minutes a day do you spend on your English reading, how often do you have English papers due, how long are they, etc. As much of this as you can tell me (and all of us) for each subject. What non academic things (say, home economics) are required. Do they add to the work load?
I'm also curious if you find it valuable. Do you feel like you are learning important things, do you enjoy learning, do you feel prepared for the college of your choice?