Honors Classes versus Regular Classes

Diane - posted on 06/28/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




I'm wondering if I can legally insist my child be put in honor classes even if his grades are below par. It's my opinion that his self-esteem and social skills are being hindered by this separation of students. I know he can thrive in honors.


♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/28/2013




You do realize that the honors and AP classes are restricted to those with the 'par' and higher grades for a reason?

They are more advanced courses, generally more fast paced and demanding than the 'regular' HS courses. You may feel that he would thrive, but what are your feelings based on? Just that he feels "segragated"???

If you think he'd do better in an upper level course, enroll him in an AP level course at your local community college during the summer. If he truly does thrive, then you'll have a basis for pushing for it at the HS level. If not, then he will be holding the honors and AP students back as the teacher would have to spend more time with him than the others who are more academically prepared.

The honors and AP courses are not segregation, they are advanced preparation for students who have bypassed the HS level.

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