Hello, I have a quick question regarding my placement in a course at my new school.
In ninth grade I took an accelerated Algebra II course, and in tenth grade I took a course which covered both Geometry and fundamentals of Trigonometry in the same year. I applied to a boarding school, and planned to repeat tenth grade there. Once I was accepted, I took online placement tests to determine which course I should be placed in.
My previous school allowed students to use calculators on every assessment or homework assignment, however the placement test specifically forbade any use of a calculator. Because of this, I performed very poorly on the placement test. Tonight I got my placement results back, and I was placed in an accelerated Algebra II course at my new school. My school also said in the email that they will not be taking course changes at the current time.
When I apply to college, they will see they I have taken accelerated Algebra II courses in both my ninth grade year and my repeated sophomore year. (I got an A the first time I took the course) I am concerned about colleges thinking less about my motivation as a student and ability to perform. Does anybody have any suggestions? Thank you.