Posted by student, a member of the Gunn High School community, on Mar 12, 2007 at 5:44 pm
This happens at Gunn too. Some students qualify to 'jump' a math grade level, allowing them to take freshman level college classes over at Stanford during their senior year. Several extremely gifted students have jumped two grade levels (for math), meaning that they take college classes at Stanford in their junior year at Gunn.
Most of these students jumped a math grade level during their middle school years. I think around ten of my friends were taking Gunn classes while still enrolled at JLS. Apparently all you need to do is take a test and file some forms with a school administrator.
Good grades must be maintained however... Juniors and sophomores taking AP Calculus BC must maintain a grade percentage higher than 93% in order to attend classes at Stanford next year.
Posted by parent, a resident of the Green Acres neighborhood, on Mar 17, 2007 at 4:47 pm
There is no website. There is no "program." It is an informal arrangement. The students have to have gone through all the classes offered in math at the high school to even be considered. The department head of math must approve it.