What determines what is a popular crowd? If you're talking about joining the crowd that is usually considered very fake. They are all jocks or girls that are only beautiful on the outside and are mean with most people, they have to have whatever is in style to be cool and there is really nothing unique to any of them and they usually end up not being very successful as there are too many people like them out there.
Find your own style, your own friends and you'll be popular to them. You'll be alot more successful in life that way and alot happier in the end.
Be yourself, dont worry about who is popular and who isn't. Focus on school!! Trust me when it's all said and done it doesn't matter who was who in school. If you REALLY need to be friends with them, maybe join some activities that they belong too. I really wouldn't stress about it though. You are who you are, don't change!!
Why is it so important for the 'popular kids' to like you? Most people who are popular, arent very nice to others. You shouldnt have to make anyone like you, you shouldnt have to try to be something you're not. Don't try to force yourself in a place where you don't belong. Cherish the friends you do have and if you get more friends along the way, good for you but don't befriend a person just because he/she is popular because you'll only be cheating yourself out of finding a real friend elsewhere.
you cant. the best way to even be popular is just to start your own group and overcome the popular kids in your school. then you will be the popular one abd there will be another person asking the same question. good luck, and if you REALLY dont want to do that then go to the places where the popular kids go hangout. and hangout with them. if they reject you for who you are then do plan A. im populr in my school and this is what i say to do. because its vereeeey unlikley they are going to love you the first day. itll take time.
All the popular kids don't care about their grades, friends, start to not care about their family and if put to the test, they probably would dump you in a heart beat for the next popular girl. If you want to be popular do that exactly. It shouldn't matter if you are popular or not because eventually it won't matter. And while everyone has moved on from you, you will want to go back. You'll wish you had never wanted to be popular. So why waste your time on wanting something so useless?
10 years from now it won't matter and you will be like why the heck did I waste so much time on that? I could have been doing something worth while!! See? That's already a day gone to worrying about 'popular' kids. Sigh.
Don't worry about it, just focus on the friends you already have. Keep your grades up and get into a good college, where you will uncover life-changing opportunities and meet amazing people that don't give a damn what brand you wear and that you used to have braces. Seriously, high school is usually the worst time of your life, and it only gets better from here on if you have the smarts to make it out alive without all the distractions (football games, "awesome parties", whatever the "popular" kids do).
Seriously, there are so many more people out there who are worth your time, and you and those people will find each other without your having to prove yourself to them.
It's fine to not be in the "popular group!" I had several friends in it, and trust me.. After a few weeks of getting to know them I hated who they were! They were mean and horrible people. Being popular didn't mean your the cool kid who dosnt care about school, has the best clothes, or can cuss the most! All the popular kids are conceited kids and that's why they think their popular, because they think their the best. Just do one thing. Don't change yourself. Because if you do, your no better than the other kids! just be yourself. Theirs no such thing as popular. Its just an imaginary state of mind. :)
No need to be fake or try to impress anyone that could care less except for what name brand of clothes you wear to school, be yourself and friendly to everyone. Be popular among the friends you already have. you don't wanna be friends with the people who think high school status is everything because when it over they won't know what to do with themselves.