I feel stupid asking a question about my elementary schooler here, but I know you’ll know the answer.
My 5th grader, who will start public middle school in the fall, wants to take Spanish 1, which is an option at his school.
Another parent has told me that if he does this, he’ll “run out of Spanish” in high school since it only goes to Spanish VI, AP Spanish Lit. She says that selective colleges expect students to have taken 4 years of the same foreign language in high school, and so he’ll be marked down and won’t get it, for stopping after 3 years.
This makes no sense to me, that taking an advanced course would hurt you in that way, or that a kid would be penalized for a decision his mom made when he was 10. Is there any truth to this?
I know that one can do dual enrollment at the community college, and take more advanced Spanish there, but let’s assume my kid has some legit reason he doesn’t want to do that. Is stopping Spanish after 11th grade because you took the highest course offered really a problem?