Thank you all for the advice! I'll definitely make sure to talk to my counselor when we get back to school. I met her once at the beginning of last year, so hopefully she'll remember me a little
I think I'm taking the hardest classes available, though there's not very many options in middle school. I have two courses that will go on my high school transcript at the end of the year (Geometry and Spanish 1). Right now I'm getting A's in both, so I'm hoping that will be a good start. (and, please, don't take this as bragging, I just can't find a better way to state any of that)
midwesterner- I promise, I am.
Thank you all for also helping me realize I might be pushing my parents too hard right now. It's probably difficult for any parent to watch their kid grow up, and I'm not making it any easier by speeding that up.
one quick thing I'd like to clarify -- My parents aren't mean, heartless people or anything like that. They really are very nice, and they love me. It's just this one subject that gets them.