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  • Interesting question Ed. What concerns me is that it takes more than intellectual ability to be ready for college. There is also a very strong component of emotional maturity that must be present as well. I'm not sure the average kid has sufficient developmental preparation. I can certainly see accessing something like this on a case by case basis but I wouldn't want to see any sweeping policies about it.
  • The only problem I see is that those two years at the end of high school do a lot do develop a person socially.
  • That's basically what it's like here. But you don't need to pass the 'rigorous exam'. And we don't graduate, really. At 16, we do our highers. Which are what you need to get into university. If you have what you need, you can leave. The next year is just for taking more highers, if you need them. Or advanced highers, if it's beneficial to you. Anyway, I think so.
  • Yes. There really isn't any point to a bright, gifted student being forced to spend another two years just putting in the time when his/her school has nothing more to offer. Some get around this problem by enrolling in a local college by agreement with their high school, and receive credit for both high school and college at the same time.
  • Why not!!!
  • I read something in the newspaper regarding that, and I think it is an excellent idea.
  • I would say only if they are going unto college.
  • I think there should be that option, but I wouldn't do it and I wouldn't advise anyone to do it. I mean, at the end of tenth grade, I was just sixteen....I wasn't ready for life after high school, and I don't think many other people are either.

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