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High school student, should I take another year high school
Hi, I'm a high school student in studying in Toronto. I moved to Canada last year from my home country where I did my Grade 10. My new school in Canada gave me Five grade 10 courses, and Three grade 11 courses(Even though I'm in Gr11), saying they do have space at the moment and would shift me to grade 11 as soon as possible. It was almost too late when I realized I'm in a trap and am doing courses which are too easy for me.
Right now, I want to do AP courses, Online courses, etc and better my profile each day. I am aiming for an ivy league university, University of Pennsylvania. Even tho I'm a highly motivated student and pursue my interest in business outside the school, I feel like I'm doing less than the people who will be applying to these universities at the same time.
The Big Question now is, should I admit myself to grade 11 the next school year and do all the Grade 11 courses and APs I should have done in the first place (this will be one extra year at high school) OR do the grade 11 MATH and ENGLISH (pre-requisites for gr12) in the summer and just continue with grade 12 next year.
Please share your thoughts and suggestions. This is a very important decision I have to make and since I have no knowledge about how universities evaluate a candidate (based on academic backgrounds, in this case), am am not able to decide on my own.
Thanks in advance !