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This may have already been discussed on this board, if so I apologize. My search didn't turn up what I was looking for.
I am an 8th grade teacher, currently teaching an honors math class. Soon my students will be registering for high school courses for next year. Our district poilicy is that students may not continue in honors if their average is below 85. I have quite a few students in the 85-89 range, who must work very hard to be there. The other math teacher and I disagree on what path these students should take. My personal opinion is that as long as they are willing to do the work, they should stay in honors math for next year. I think an 85 in an honors class will carry more weight with college admissions than a 95 in a regular math class. I thought colleges liked to see that a student challenged himself. The other teacher disagrees, and cautioned his classes that colleges would much rather see a 99 in regular math than an 85 in honors, and the low honors grade would hinder college admission.
What are your thoughts, wise parents?