graduate early?

<p>I'm finishing 10th grade & I currently dual enrolling for math. Next year I could complete all the requirements to graduate, kind of like skipping 11th grade. Or, I could start the IB Diploma program but I wouldn't end up getting the IB Diploma. I'd just be certified in the IB classes I took, since my math is still with dual enrollment. IB leaves me with less choices really. If I don't do IB I can take more classes than just math with DE. What would you do? Graduating early gives me more freedom, obviously, but seems weird because of friends and all. Any advice?</p>

<p>I would try to get as much as I can from my high school, like classes and such. Also, graduating without your friends isn't exactly the best idea, it'll get to you later on. My advice: take the IB program even if its just for the heck of it.</p>

<p>I'm doing the same thing, and for sure graduating a full year early. Yes, leaving my friends might be a little difficult, but I will have exhausted the school's offerings. But I will attend college when I'm 17, so it is a little weird. You just have to go with what's right, and my school doesn't have an IB program, so that isn't even an option.</p>

<p>This isn't the same thing as graduating early, but Bard College at Simon's Rock (Home</a> — Bard College at Simon's Rock - The Early College) is an interesting option for those students who are ready for the challenges of college immediately after the 10th or 11th grade.</p>

<p>There are other options out there for students looking for academic and intellectual challenges (dual enrollment, online courses, IB track, etc.), but Simon's Rock is different. As the only 4-year college in the country entirely devoted to the early college model, Simon's Rock students choose to start college because they want to be around peers who are just as excited about learning as they are.</p>

<p>They are academically prepared, intellectually curious, and mature emotionally and socially. These students thrive on challenge and desire to be taken seriously as thinkers and scholars.</p>

<p>Being "ready" for college is about much more than a GPA, a test score, or a biological age. For those who are ready for college now - why wait?</p>

<p>I hope these thoughts help. Being aware of available options can be very powerful.</p>

<p>The Office of Admission is still accepting applications for the fall 2011 class so give them a call for more information (1800.235.7186).</p>