Re: Question -Semi long
Well, kid, I'm not sure how they came to your original ADD diagnosis. If you didn't have a VERY thorough psychological and learning evaluation done then, you really should now. While the diagnosis (ADD) may be the same, you might find out that there are other things going on - like learning disabilities - that are making learning difficult for you. Whatever they find, you'll be given very valuable information about how you learn (we all learn differently) and how you can help yourself learn more easily.
I admire the heck out of you for wanting to do well in high school! I bet you'll do fine and if you have to retake a class or two, it's not the end of the world. Just stick with it!
After the evaluation, if you think medication would help you in school, then tell your doc, by all means! You might also browse the bookstore for some books about study skills. I read a couple before I started college and they helped me an incredible amount.
Good luck to you. Let us know what you decide.