Hi all! I am a homeschooling mom to a current 7th grader. I am planning next year's courses and am a bit confused on how to proceed with math. I am looking for feedback for how this might be done in the public schools.

He is about to finish pre-algebra. Math is not his strong suit. If he takes algebra, in 8th grade that puts him taking geometry, algebra 2, statistics and calc for highschool? He was hoping to skip calc all together, but I have a feeling 4 years of math would look better on his transcript. We could just play with math for a year, but when it comes to math, he is rather 'use it or lose it' and I think the gap between pre and algebra would be a mistake.

Did anyone have a middle schooler who took algebra in 8th and got highschool credit for it? Thanks.

Heather