I am a 9th grader (going into 10th next year) and I'm having some trouble with my schooling. I skipped ahead one year, and have always been a good student. This year we've had a death in the family and it's been really hard on me so I missed a lot of school and haven't gotten the best grades.
I am very disappointed in myself and do not consider my grades to be acceptable. I really want to repeat this year because I know I would do better if I was given a second chance. I asked my parents and they seam okay with it.
Also, I was actually considering going to boarding school next year, but with my current grades (mostly C's) would I still be able to get in? And would repeating the 9th grade be an option if I'm planning on going to boarding school? (I have never gone to a boarding school before, BTW) I would really appreciate any advice or suggestions about my current situation.