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    Posted: Nov 08 2012 at 9:46am

How do you feel about skipping children a grade or two?

Were any of you skipped?
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I know a girl that skipped a grade and she finished her bachelors a yr early....she's about to graduate with her masters in may at the age of 20.
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im all for it

balance it out with an active social life with their peer group
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Sure why not?
Our district doesn't allow that though.
They just let us take college classes the last year and a half.
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This boy in my school graduated at 15 he skipped 3 grades, highest G.P.A in the school, straight A's not even one B & he now attends Harvard with a full scholarship, alot of people never knew he was that young though, we thought he was atleast 16 until the principle announced it at graduation

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Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

Sure why not?
Our district doesn't allow that though.
They just let us take college classes the last year and a half.
 
Depending on the situation, I'm not necessarily a proponent of skipping if it can be circumvented, for various reasons which I'll go into later. Most skipping occurs at the primary school level, and I think that taking collegiate courses or graduating early is a good option at the high school level.
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look at ryan leslie
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my older brother was supposed to have been skipped 2 grades and for some reason my mother refused.  i thought it was ridiculous for him to be stuck in grades where he never had to work at anything.  i think it was just fear that kept my mother from allowing him to be skipped, either that or ignorance.
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I think it depends on the child. You can be book smart and able to do the work of a higher grade but how are you socially? Some children can handle it and I think it is great for them to be given a great challenge. An elementary school near me does not skip grades but sends the children to a special class where they have expanded subjects such as philosophy, public speaking, Greek and Latin.
The high schools are different than in the US so those children that would normally in the US be placed in a higher grade are in a school/class group that are prepared more for university than college.  
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I like that idea Prazol
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