The academic environment at Metro, although being competitive was also not overwhelming and did not feel like everyone was pushing to be better than each other. Its competitiveness simply made everyone want to work harder and be better in order to reach their fullest potential. I did feel appropriately challenged and although the classes were demanding, the teachers were extremely supportive and nurturing. I felt well-prepared going into university because of the style of the classes at Metro. Many teachers did lectures, which taught me from a young age how to take my own notes. It also taught me how to listen to what the teacher was saying, understand it, and also write it all down in order to study from my own notes and my own wording of notes.