Nathan x about 4 years ago

Students in highline have been pressured and cajoled into signing up for AP classes despite clearly not being able to handle the fast paced and demanding environment. Staff is advising students based on the best interests of the College Board, NOT the best interest of the students.

Don't believe me? Check into the failiure rates for AP classes. They are unacceptably high. Students should not be allowed into an AP class at all unless they KNOW they can handle it.

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The middle schools would have a better understanding of where the elementary school children are curriculum-wise, and offer classes that serve students at different levels. For instance, all children who are ready for algebra in 7th grade should be able to have access to an algebra program in 7th grade and the option to take more advanced math in 8th grade, either at the middle school or by arrangement with the nearest high school. The integration between the schools should be clearly communicated to parents. There should be more and earlier open houses at the middle and high-school levels to introduce students and parents to the school and allow for questions about curriculum, etc.

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