A School Thread

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A School Thread
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Wed, 11-17-2010 - 6:36am

how is school going for those with kids there?

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 6:45am

i trust educator's opinions, i really do..i sit in at special ed meetings as parent liason sometimes, the director of SPED in between meetings will go, this same parent who wants to hold her kid back is going to be the same parent down the road who cries fowl because kid is still struggling.

 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 7:14am
You don't pay extra for AP classes even in high school. At the end, if you want the kid to take the test, or if the kid wants to, there is a fee for the test, but that goes to the testing service, not the school.
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 8:02am
thank you for that correction. AP is a pretty universal term though for college readiness and that is typically offered in HS. makes you wonder how universal our public school system are not i suppose, shrug.

 

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Thu, 11-18-2010 - 8:28am
Yes, you take an AP class tht will prepare you to take the AP test that, if you score highly enough, and depending on the college, might give you college credit for that course. They typically begin in the freshman year of high school, but at my kids' school there are often a smattering of 8th graders in AP classes and occasionally a stray 7th grader.
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 8:43am

gosh, private schools are so different.

 

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Thu, 11-18-2010 - 8:44am

Are your 7-8th graders in the same school with high schoolers?

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Registered: 04-16-2010
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 9:00am
Did I say otherwise?
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Registered: 01-08-2009
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 9:02am

In the public schools the 7th, 8th, and 9th graders are in one school; high school starts in the 10th grade.

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Thu, 11-18-2010 - 9:03am
Do you know with certainty that your public school would not allow a middle school student to take an AP class? Our public school would allow this, if there were a child they felt capable to tackling the class. The schools are next to eachother, not the same building, so it would take some coordination, but it would be allowed.
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Thu, 11-18-2010 - 9:07am
When they get older the age thing comes up a lot. Age is related to driving, ability to see certain movies, ability to date ... and when some kids can't do all those things their friends can, because they're almost a year younger, it comes up. Big time.

That doesn't mean it's a *problem*, but it comes up. Dd is acutely aware of how much older her classmates and friends are.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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