What should I do?..frustrating

<p>I really regret attending the school that I do. I really, really wish I had chosen to go to private school....My public high school is truly terrible. I'm so fed up with the teachers here, who seem to constantly be standing in my way of excelling.</p>

<p>I talked to the head of the math department recently who (surprisingly) encouraged my desire to attend an Algebra II course at a local high school. The class is meant for students who have failed the course, but she said I should just go anyways, so that I can be in Precalc next year.</p>

<p>Today, I talked to the head of the science department. Gosh, was I surprised. It seemed as though she didn't want me to move forward. I asked her if I should sign up for AP Chemistry now, or wait until September, after I take the Chemistry test, since I'm taking a Chemistry course this summer. She basically laughed in my face... "Why would you want to do that??"</p>

<p>I said, "So that I can move ahead..I didn't take H science my freshman year and I want to be in an advanced science class next year. My guidance counselor said that I could just take the chemistry final in September.."</p>

<p>"Hahah, well, we've never done that here."</p>

<p>"Sorry, but why can't I take the test?"</p>

<p>"We have just never done that. You can load up in your senior year and take two science classes."</p>

<p>What should I do? I mean, obviously, if she would just let me take the stupid test, I could move forward. I don't understand what her problem is. If I can do it for math, why not science?? I really want to be in AP Chem next year.</p>

<p>Try all the other officials that might be able to do something. Principal, VP, GC, etc...if they don't let you, then it can't be helped. My sympathies to you; my school did something similar to me. (The ^#%@$#($&s.)</p>

<p>Okay, I'll try that. I'm sorry :/ Hahah, it really does suck.</p>

<p>Get your parents to say something. Generally, that works very well.</p>

<p>Also, if your high school is UNBEARABLY bad, are there any other high schools you can switch to around your area? Depending on where you live, that is a possibility.
It already sounds like you're being pretty proactive on getting ahead...I would say keep pushing for it, and colleges like to see initiative from students.
I agree with leafblade...find allies. Other teachers, Principals, who can help you.</p>

<p>What you should do is not talk about school 24/7 on here and worry about something important, it is after all summer, if not close to it..</p>

<p>^ Agreed. 10 char</p>

<p>Just concentrate on doing your best and do what you can to ignore the crappiness of your school. Before you know it, you'll be out of there.</p>

<p>Self study the AP test but take regular chem. AP chem is easy anyway.</p>