Does anyone know if their local high schools count Physical Science (with lab) as a high school science credit?
I am asking because I was under the impression (mostly from reading here) that it should not be considered a high school class. Back in my day, this is what we took for 9th grade science. I was chatting with dd's friends last weekend about how the 9th grade is going so far (they all go to school) and discovered that Physical Science is what all 9th graders take in my local district. It is a small school so most students all take the same science sequence (Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics) unless they DE or choose to graduate with less than 4 credits. This surprised me. I'm just wondering if this is common.
I am wondering because we are a bit undecided on dd's high school path. I have attempted to set up dd's schedule leaving open the remote possibility of graduating a year early, essentially making her 8th grade year her "9th grade" year. Everything she studied in 8th grade is high school level except for science. She took DO Physical Science. His website calls it "8th or 9th grade" level. But after reading on here, I was under the impression that I could not count this as high school level. I would like dd to have 4 full credits of science before graduating so planned to leave that off of her transcript and have her double up on science later in order to have 4 full credits should we indeed lean toward the early-graduation route at that point. I would prefer to not do this if I can count Physical Science. Thoughts?