I’m trying to make a jump from regular math (geometry) to honors (algebra 2). Despite my high mark in the class (97% and a perfect score on every test, including the final), my teacher refused to recommend me for the class. She claims that in order to go from regular math to honors you had to take a bridge program over the summer, a program which the school removed meaning no one can jump from regular math to honors. However, I talked to my counselor and he told me that I could write a sort of petition saying why I deserve to be in the class. I did so, and my letter got sent up to god knows who. However, my appeal was denied and I will have to take regular algebra next year. I have always been naturally good in mathematics and I feel that I will not be challenged in a regular maths course like I was this year. Is there anything I can do or any person I can bring this up to in order to get the class I want?