Is skipping class levels overrated/overdone?

<p>So in my school it's pretty common, especially recently, for students to skip levels directly into AP classes, for example, like there are about 10 sophomores in BC Calc and several in AP sciences. But I was wondering, for HYPMS admission, does skipping classes really get you anywhere or not? I mean anyone who is smart (all applicants to those schools are) and has time over the summer can skip, so it's not that much of an achievement, right?</p>

<p>Bump 10 cHar</p>

<p>A lot of the kids who skip classes don't have any hooks, also.</p>