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The Sims 4: High School Years opens the doors of Copperdale High, letting you accompany teens to school for the first time in Sims history. From playing pranks to joining extracurricular activities, you've plenty to do between exam cramming sessions - that is, if you don't accidentally fall prey to that creepy urban legend you overheard the football kids talking about at lunch.

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There are four teenager-specific aspirations you can choose from to give your Sim a head-start into adulthood. To help you decide, let's take a look at each one.

Teenager Aspiration: Admired Icon

If the thought of being Prom Royalty makes your golden heart flutter, and the idea of being the most popular face in school fills you with delight, you'll want to opt for the Admired Icon aspiration.

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Strike up friendships with everybody, maintain a healthy Social Bunny presence, and be the talk of the town with your flawless fashion looks as a burgeoning entrepreneur on this pathway to Internet fame and glory.

Be sure you leave some time for your studies when you're not out grabbing boba with your posse! Even popular kids need to get good grades if they want to graduate with honours or become valedictorian.

Starter TraitRelatable is only available as a temporary starter trait when you select a Teen Aspiration in Create-A-Sim or upon ageing up a child Sim. It allows you to build relationships with fellow teens faster.
Reward TraitIconic - gives you a boost in Internet careers as an adult, such as Video Game Streaming or becoming a Simfluencer.
Important SkillsCharisma, comedy, cheerleading, and football all boost your Sim's popularity and likeability amongst their peers.
Useful TraitsOutgoing and Good Sims will fare well in the Admired Icon aspiration, as these traits give them even more of a positive social boost that will come in handy if you want to be well-liked. Steer clear of the Socially Awkward Trait!

Teenager Aspiration: Drama Llama

Oh. My. God.

Gossip girls and bad lads watch out: there's a new Drama Llama on the quad.

As Copperdale's resident troublemaker, this aspiration rewards you for playing pranks, ruining relationships, and stirring the pot in any way possible to make your oblivious classmates' lives a living hell.

Welcome to the ultimate pathway to becoming the most devious Sim in town.

Starter TraitRelatable is only available as a temporary starter trait when you select a Teen Aspiration in Create-A-Sim or upon ageing up a child Sim. It allows you to build relationships with fellow teens faster.
Reward TraitUntroubled - allows you to let go of your past and remain unbothered by it, no matter what state your relationships end in.
Important SkillsMischief is the most useful skill for Drama Llamas, allowing them to bamboozle their schoolmates and stir up a juicy scandal.
Useful TraitsMean or Evil Sims might fare better as Drama Llamas, since they will take little issue with meddling in others' personal lives. The Self Absorbed trait could be useful too, as being a troublemaker satisfies that niggling desire for attention and spotlight.

Teenager Aspiration: Goal-Oriented

Reading, 'riting, and 'rithmatic are the bread and butter of a swotty Sim who's on the Goal-Oriented aspiration path.

You'll want to spend a lot of time studying for your exams and doing homework in a timely manner since a key milestone involves maintaining straight A's for three whole days.

You'll also need to choose one of the after-school clubs to join; whether you're a sporty Sim or more into computer programming and chess, everyone knows colleges love a colourful academic transcript - and yours is set to dazzle!

Starter TraitRelatable is only available as a temporary starter trait when you select a Teen Aspiration in Create-A-Sim or upon ageing up a child Sim. It allows you to build relationships with fellow teens faster.
Reward TraitHigh Flier - grants increased success in future careers, especially in the Business career path.
Important SkillsLogic is key for Goal-Oriented teens, but really any and all knowledge is good knowledge when it boils down to it!
Useful TraitsOverachiever and Genius traits will allow you to not only build skills faster but become focused more easily, meaning you can reap the benefits of hard work rather than feel deprived of Fun.

Teenager Aspiration: Live Fast

If you're wanting to lead the rebellious life of a kid who loves a party, the Live Fast aspiration is the one for you.

With milestones such as Get Into Trouble and Sneak Out, your goal is to do as little work as possible and have the most fun (not) doing it.

Be prepared for slippery grades and a lot of Detention - if you're caught skiving too often, you may just get yourself expelled.

Starter TraitRelatable is only available as a temporary starter trait when you select a Teen Aspiration in Create-A-Sim or upon ageing up a child Sim. It allows you to build relationships with fellow teens faster.
Reward TraitDauntless - allows you to carry your lust for life into adulthood, giving the Grim Reaper a certain soft spot for you should you meet your end sooner than planned - and with tastes like yours, it may well be tomorrow.
Important SkillsAnything that screams 'life of the party!' Think instruments, charisma, acting, mischief, or comedy.
Useful TraitsParty Animals get invited to all the hottest college parties. Pair it with Easily Excitable, Cheerful, or Outgoing for a fun-loving Sim who throws killer parties, is universally adored, and is never not in the mood to let loose.

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