Tiramisu Posted July 25, 2012 Share Posted July 25, 2012 I may wind up deleting this post so please don't quote me. :) I'm putting this post of different boards to get various perspectives. Dd will be a senior and is planning on studying music in college. The schools that have her specific major are generally not competitive and she already has met the admission requirements of the ones she's considering. Her SAT's are good enough to get some scholarships at those schools, but not great, so she'll practice more and re-take them. What I'm wondering about is whether she should take pre-calc this year. She has taken up to algebra 2, which she finished sophomore year. I'm worried that she'll look like a weak student without it, having only two years of math in high school. Last year was just SAT math prep after she hit a wall with TT pre-calc. If we attempt it again this year, we'll try MUS. The thing is, she doesn't need pre-calc and she's not interested in it, and I would almost like her to spend the time on what is more relevant for her future. My struggle is that I always have in my mind a "rigorous" academic plan. Though dd is bright, intellectually curious, reads a lot, and can express herself well, she has a lower processing speed and CAPD, verified through testing. This means I have to be careful not to overload her. When she's overloaded, there's more of a chance that communication will go awry, leaving her confused and frustrated. On top of these issues, she feels physically unwell rather often. We have done medical testing but have never found a clear answer. Recently, she's had increased nausea and significant weight loss, so we've started looking into what is causing that. This means, on top of the normal stuff, we have no idea what the next school year will look like. So, is it worth throwing pre-calc into the mix? FWIW, I have younger dc so I have their needs as well. I'm open to any helpful feedback and suggestions. Thanks for not quoting. :) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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