I am excited for him, he has been a straight A student since he started school. My mom thinks (eventually) they may want him to skip a grade and he says if the gifted program isn't stimulating enough he may want to. I think I may talk to the school about it when they go back. Has anyone been in this situation or something like it with their child?
Asked by MrsAJLaw at 8:20 AM on Jul. 3, 2010 inLevel 13 (1,014 Credits)
I'm a certified teacher in Texas. It is very rare in my state to allow a student to skip a grade. The closest thing we do to that is allow honor students to earn enough HS credits to graduate one year early, while also earning college credit for Freshman English and Algebra. The reason why they rarely allow students to skip a grade is because it is so hard for them emotionally, especially in the teen years. The sad truth is public school, even with a gifted program, is not equipped to educate a truly gifted child. They get bored, distracted, and frustrated. My advice is to look into area private schools. With your son being gifted, you may be able to get a scholarship into a really good private school.
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