We received a note from the local public high school that it would be holding an informational meeting for parents of kids in 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade.
The meeting will cover:
Getting a jump start for high school
New state and math and science requirements
Earning college credit in high school
How middle school course apply toward high school graduation
While this seems somewhat premature to me we actually do have questions about middle school courses applying toward the high school degree and then what you take in high school since you would be ahead.
Our fifth-grader could potentially be in 8th grade math in 6th grade and would then start high school math in 7th grade. So then what happens. Is she forced to take some crazy hard math in high school to graduate? Do you have to switch to paid college classes?
It seems like in the past it was in the eighth grade when parents went to learn about high school.
So what do you think: Does this seem premature or does it make sense if you kid is ahead in some of the curriculum? This makes my stomach hurt thinking about high school when she’s just in fifth grade – is this good planning to go or would you just ignore that note?
Does anyone have any thoughts on being two years ahead in math? Good thing, bad thing or whatever challenges them?