................... Posted August 18, 2018 Share Posted August 18, 2018 So before we moved to CA, my dd was the same grade as all her peers. Due to cutoffs back when she was entering KInder (which have since been changed in CA), all the kids her age are going into 10th grade. She's not super involved with kids of that age, and in fact her closest friends her age just missed the cutoff or live out of state, (cousins etc) so her ACTUAL peers that she usually interacts with are going into 9th grade. However, what complicates the matter is that my son did skip a grade but for completely other reasons. He is already finished 20 college classes by age 17, and is also just very calm, very mature, very no-drama, and I think totally ready for college life after this coming school year (he just finished all his apps!) My dd originally asked to be skipped to 10th this year and because she completed all 9th grade coursework last year, that would be possible. On the other hand, she is A LOT less mature than my son. RIGHT NOW it seems 100% the best decision to say she's going into 9th grade. It takes a lot of complications off of my plate to keep her as a 9th grader as well. She'd be better prepared for the SATs, she would have more time to complete community service hours, and she'd have more time with her horse and new trainer, learning a new discipline, and more time to stay settled in her high school life before rushing towards SATs, college apps, college visits, etc. However, I have seen this phenomenon among many and I mean MANY of my friends kids and nieces and nephews, where they just get just plain sick of being home. They are just plain ready to move on. Her turning 18 early on in her senior year (the current 9th grade plan) makes me concerned that she will reach that point and we will be stuck dealing with a bored and "ennui" 18 year old... My dd could go either way...she really likes the idea of moving on more quickly than her brother but she really doesn't like the idea of taking more classes, fulfilling her service hours, and all of that stuff. She's actually stressed out about her regular schedule as it is without adding more to graduate sooner. I could just keep it basic but we live in a very competitive state and competitive area and based on past standardized test performance I am not expecting anything truly amazing. (probably 1250 range) So giving her the edge of more time to take a few more CC classes would give her a real advantage. Thoughts? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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