I was not a part of the community, so I will again outline the fact that VHS allows you to be more flexible with your time, enabling far more social or community engagement than you might find at a traditional high school. Developing habits like adults have - working in the day, keeping in touch with friends a bit, socializing a few nights per week, engaging in extracurriculars a few nights per week - this is a normal routine. There is no drawback to entering this kind of routine in school years. High school is treated as one big social engagement with a side dose of school. I have never liked that.