Merriam-Webster's Dictionary defines Academics as, of or relating to a college, academy, school, or other educational institution, especially one for higher education. Academics are a person's education from an institution, school or otherwise. Grade school, high school, and college are all systems where an individual learns educational material.

Typically, a person starts their fundamental academics at the age of 6 and completes their academics when they are 18 years of age. Some people take longer to complete their academics, while others require less time. The amount of time it takes to complete, shorter or longer than 12 years of completion, depends on the person's intellect and dedication.

Upon completion of basic schooling, an individual may choose to continue with their academics by enrolling in collegiate classes or vocational school. The duration of academics such as these, depends on what type of schooling they are, but typically last two to four years.

Academics are an essential part of any person's life. Without a proper education, success is almost impossible to achieve. Unfortunately, troubled adolescents often fail to realize this notion. Generally, troubled teens do not view academics as a main priority. Instead, they put their time in efforts in other areas (friends, having fun etc.).