jhschool Posted September 16, 2012 Share Posted September 16, 2012 Does it matter when you finish high school? I just realized there are at least 5 years of stuff DC will want to learn / take / do and we just started 9th grade. He does a lot of music and that takes up a lot of his time. He also loves math and likes learning it. He has so many things he likes and wants to do. I think with 5 years he could do a lot of it. But that would mean having him take an extra year of high school. We could call it a gap year and he could just keep learning. BUT when are you supposed to apply for college? The Senior Year? or the Gap Year? OR...can you just call it a 2nd year of Senior year and apply at the end of that? Or still...at that point rename all the previous years so the last 4 years are high school? Should we call them by those names now? So now I could make DS an 8th grader again, to fit in all the material he wants to do. I don't know what the right thing to do is; I don't know what colleges care about. If we do 5 more years, he will be 19 at the end of that. Do colleges not consider him for scholarships? Or do they see him as a poor student because he will seem to have repeated a year? What are the advantages or disadvantages of this? And if it's OK to do the Gap Year, is it OK to apply that year, or will it work against him for scholarships or admission? He is very bright and hardworking, and tends to test well. The issue here is he wants to do so much (several instruments, tons of extra math, several languages, and needs time to read and so on). So I guess the bottom line is when to apply for college and when to graduate him. Hopefully this isn't a confusing post. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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