Posted by At AVHS, a member of the Amador Valley High School community, 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.
Posted by Parent of Two, a resident of the Val Vista neighborhood, on Sep 11, 2009 at 11:24 am Parent of Two is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
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.