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Childs grades

Hello all, My child is currently a sophomore at Melrose High and she is a very intelligent and well behaved student. Recently i was checking her Aspen and her GPA is only a 4.4. To be quite honest I am very concerned. She is taking 3 AP classes and honors pre calculus. I feel as if other students are holding her back with their below par ideology. The other, dumber, students (practically the whole school) are affecting her fu What should I do to help my child's grades? I was thinking of taking all her electronics away (Just her telephone, we already took way TV and non school related computer work) as well as making her go to the library for 4 hours a day until she has at least a 4.7 GPA. Thoughts?

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Yes. My thoughts are you are an idiot.

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Hi "HS", actually I am not an idiot. Talk to me when you have a 153 IQ along with a degree from Oxford University. I was just using this platform to find an answer to my question. If you have a problem with that, i suggest you leave.

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Get her out of MHS ASAP.........

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I am saying you are an idiot for thinking your child is the only smart one in the entire High School, and calling everyone else dumb! You also may not be that smart if you have to go on Melrose messages for an answer!!! Oxford huh????? Sometimes people like you think you are so much smarter than everyone else, but really, you have no common sense!!!

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I would posit that your child's biggest impediment is you.

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Oh Nick, Dilly Dilly, not everyone can be the smartest one in the room!!! Although there are several new comers to the city vying for the title.:grimacing:

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Have you considered home schooling? I was home schooled by progressive parents and graduated at the top of my class.

I am actually trying to get all the parents to pull their kid's out of the public school system. If you are aware of what happened over at Hoover school recently, I dont know how anyone could want their kid's in this school system.

Good luck with it

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So, if you had no brothers and sisters, graduating at the top of your class, in home schooling, means that you were at the top of a class of one?

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Have you ever noticed that those who most loudly proclaim how smart they are as a rule................aren't?

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Swell
So, if you had no brothers and sisters, graduating at the top of your class, in home schooling, means that you were at the top of a class of one?
I never gave it much thought but yes, I guess I graduated top of a class of one. I hope you are not trying to denigrate my academic achievements.

Can we please get back to the initial post please. They should pull the child prodigy out of the school system.

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Far be it from me to cast aspersions!

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You spelled aspirations wrong. I used to win spelling bees in school ! :joy:

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I admit that I did not use the common spelling, but instead used the less accepted euro-nomadic spelling, as I am want to do.
However, in your haste to correct me, you have also made a faux pas, in that it is spelling “bea”, named after the late Bea Benaderet!

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Hester
You spelled aspirations wrong. I used to win spelling bees in school ! :joy:
as·per·sion
əˈspərZHən,aˈspərSHən/
noun
plural noun: aspersions

an attack on the reputation or integrity of someone or something.
"I don't think anyone is casting aspersions on you"
synonyms: vilify, disparage, denigrate, defame, run down, impugn, belittle, criticize, condemn, decry, denounce, pillory

as·pi·ra·tion
ˌaspəˈrāSH(ə)n/
noun
plural noun: aspirations

1.
a hope or ambition of achieving something.
"he had nothing tangible to back up his literary aspirations"
synonyms: desire, hope, dream, wish, longing, yearning; More
aim, ambition, expectation, goal, target
"his greatest aspiration is to win an Olympic gold medal"
the object of one's hope or ambition; a goal.
"fabrics and oriental rugs were my aspirations"
2.
Medicine
the action or process of drawing breath.

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They're both wrong, it's spelled asparagus!

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We need to get back to encouraging this child prodigy and every other exceptional child to leave the system.

By the way, those who are correcting me for correcting someone else should be reminded to stop the micro- aggressions.

Thank you

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Your child is not special

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Let's do the simple math here. Lets say you get an A (93 to 96%) in all of your classes. You say your child is in 3 APs, 1 Honors, and the rest CP / electives. According to https://www.melroseschools.com/sites/melrosemaps/files/uploads/mhs_program_of_studies-_draft1_0.pdf an A in an AP is a 5, an Honors is a 4.5, and CP is a 4. The GPA is just the average, so if you calculate it out your child's highest possible is (5+5+5+4.5+4+4+4) / 7, or a 4.5. Now, if your child is a super child and gets 100% on *every assignment ever* that would be (5.33+5.33+5.33+4.83+4.33+4.33+4.33) / 7, or a 4.83.

My thoughts? If you push your child as hard as you propose she will be a nervous, antisocial wreck. We don't need more of those today, we need well rounded students that participate in clubs, have friends, and decent academics.

Give your child a life, or she will resent yours.

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AP classes are overrated colleges look at more than that. A 4.4 GPA is very good and calling other children stupid is immature.