Confirmation is preparing young people to affirm their baptism. Most young people are baptized as infants; in baptism, promises were made by God, the church, parents and sponsors. In the Affirmation of Baptism, young people make promises even we would find pretty overwhelming, but we want them to take it seriously.
Confirmation is not graduation from church; a list of requirements that you must fulfill in order for God to love you; your only chance to get offering envelopes or an excuse to wear stylish robes and light candles in front of the congregation.
The church provides pastors and leaders to offer instruction to students and caring adults who will help mentor students in faith. The church will communicate with students and parents about expectations and be supportive of parents' role in confirmation.