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why can't classes be normal?

Original post made by Anonymous, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Sep 10, 2009

I have found that here in Pleasanton, classes are either too easy or demand too much work. Why the extremes? Has anybody experienced something similar?

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Posted by My 2/100
a resident of Mohr Park
on Sep 10, 2009 at 10:49 pm


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Posted by Bird
a resident of Pheasant Ridge
on Sep 10, 2009 at 10:53 pm


What or where are you comparing Pleasanton schools or classes to?

What grades are you referring to?

Could you give some specific examples?

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 10, 2009 at 10:59 pm

I don't think there is enough work personally.

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Posted by At AVHS
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Sep 11, 2009 at 9:11 am

This seems to be the case at Amador in areas like math.

Once you reach the Junior class, there's either AP or Math 1-4. I don't know why there can't be more 'normal' tracking at Amador. Students either have to declare themselves to be AP & Honor or idiots. There are very good students losing their self-confidence because of this system.

The extremely high students should have their classes, the lower students their support classes, and then general classes for everyone else.

But the parents are part of the problem. It's all about weighted GPAs, titles, groups....not what is best for the student at this time in their life.

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Posted by Parent of Two
a resident of Val Vista
on Sep 11, 2009 at 11:24 am

Parent of Two is a registered user.

You, as a parent, needs to help your child schedule and plan their classes to meet not only their graduation requirements, but their college goals and their aptitudes. If you DIDN'T sit down and plan their schedules with them, then you should contact a school counselor immediately and setup a meeting rather than complain about the school on an anonymous board.

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