I'm not doing so well in Algebra 1?

<p>I'm taking the Algebra 1 (Integrated Algebra) regents as an 8th grader, so that I can accelerate to geometry in 9th grade. So I started the year with a 98, and by 3rd quarter I dropped to a 94. I don't know why but, I keep running out of time on that parabola...
If I end up with a low 90, will that look terrible on my high school transcript?</p>

<p>Does it even show up on your high school transcript?</p>

<p>Yeah it does, because it's a high school course</p>

<p>You're kidding me right?</p>

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Yeah it does, because it's a high school course

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<p>In my district, even those who aren't advanced in math take Algebra 1 in middle school.</p>

<p>What is a 90 in new york?
And parabolas are easy</p>

<p>i know but i keep messing up on the chart..
90 as in, 90/99</p>

<p>"If I end up with a low 90, will that look terrible on my high school transcript?"</p>

<p>No, that's fine.</p>

<p>NO. It does NOT show up, or at least it shouldn't really matter. I didn't take the regents in the 8th grade, but I know that High Schools/college don't look at your 8th grade grades. Also, a grade in the low 90s is far from terrible.</p>

<p>^My eighth grade math class showed up on my transcript. But that's because I was in Geometry. Algebra I is standard 8th grade fare around here.</p>

<p>If you take the class for high school credit, it shows up on your transcript. At least, here. Here, in eighth grade, you can take spanish one/french one and algebra one honors as an eighth grader and they count as high school credit classes.</p>

<p>To everyone who says it doesn't show up - it does. Any high school courses that you do in middle school are <em>required</em> to be self-reported by you to the colleges you are apply for; or if your school makes it convenient for you (and most schools do this), it will appear on your <em>high school</em> transcript.</p>

<p>Such high school classes done in middle school include</p>

<p>MATH classes
Algebra I<em>, Geometry</em>, Algebra II, Precalculus, etc.</p>

<p>FOREIGN LANGUAGE classes
Spanish I<em>, Spanish II, French I</em>, French II, etc. (typically level I)</p>

<p>ART classes (only if continued sequentially into high school)</p>

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<li>= most common</li>
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<p>i've also heard of some middle schoolers doing AP sciences and history. meh</p>

<p>i took algebra in 7th grade and i was only 1 year advanced.... thats weird.
then geometry 8th. algebra 2 9th precalc 10th calc ab 11 calc bc 12.</p>

<p>isn't that the general format for most schools?</p>

<p>and 90-100 was an A in my transcript in high schools... most of my honors classes did not do +/- just solid A or B and A was 5.0 B 4.0, etc. so a 90 shouldn't be a problem on your transcript if they do the same thing</p>

<p>^ Yeah.
My school has people like that go IB HL 1 10th IB Math SL 2 11th IB math HL 2 12th.</p>

<p>I should be in that group, but my MS felt a 100 in my Alg 1 class in 7th grade in Tennessee meant I should be in pre-alg in 7th grade(advanced for VA)</p>

<p>Depending on what the grade is, you'll be fine. Don't fret.</p>

<p>Why do you <strong><em>ers keep making these grade threads? AN A IS A *</em></strong>ING A, god damnit. You can ask your guidance counselor the damn question, the letter A on your transcript shows up whether it's a low A, a high A or what have you. Some of you don't get the ***ing picture, honestly.</p>

<p>^ And someone gets ****ed off when someone asks a question. Obviously they make the thread because they want an answer. If you want to be belligerent, then this is the wrong place.</p>

<p>an A- is not an A; point values differ depending on your percentile in most schools and colleges' For example an A- can be valued around 3.8 while an A is a 4.0 so it DOES make a difference and they are differentiated</p>

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To everyone who says it doesn't show up - it does. Any high school courses that you do in middle school are <em>required</em> to be self-reported by you to the colleges you are apply for; or if your school makes it convenient for you (and most schools do this), it will appear on your <em>high school</em> transcript.</p>

<p>Such high school classes done in middle school include</p>

<p>MATH classes
Algebra I<em>, Geometry</em>, Algebra II, Precalculus, etc.</p>

<p>FOREIGN LANGUAGE classes
Spanish I<em>, Spanish II, French I</em>, French II, etc. (typically level I)

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<p>That's not true, I took Algebra 1- Precalculus and took Spanish I in middle school as well. It doesn't show up on my transcript and as far as I know it didn't show up for other people who did similar things and have already graduated (and matriculated to good schools). Sometimes people self study math courses before HS as well, so what would their grades be then? I've talked to my counselor about this (and they are very knowledgeable, unlike most apparently).</p>

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the letter A on your transcript shows up whether it's a low A, a high A or what have you

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Stop being so rude. And a minus or plus may show up as well, do you not get that?</p>

<p>^ That's for the HS GPA, but when they submit this to colleges, what about the possibility that colleges convert to their own scale?</p>

<p>Most colleges' don't use any form of conversion unless you go to andover or phillips where they use numbers instead of letter grades, or if your school does something similar. They tend to look at class rank if listed and your test scores. </p>

<p>Even if they do convert it, i was just pointing out that, in terms of grade competition, that is if you would like to aim for valedictorian or salutatorian then it would be beneficial to know the difference between an A- and an A. My school was very very competitive and kids looked at their cumulative gpa after every year or so.</p>