DD13, 8th grade got a B in her College English Freshman Comp. class. She had to learn what many of us had to learn when we hit college... Her first essays were not passing material, as she wrote them and turned them in with little work. She also got an A in her Algebra II class..but what was really great is that she got an A on the district wide comprehensive mid-term. She went from a sixth grade Algebra I class self taught, no finals etc. to high school Geometry and now high school Algebra II and she has struggled with the comprehensive district wide mid-terms and finals. The other reason that I like it is that I feel more comfortable with her comprehension of the material and her acceleration. I find myself not always so sure we have made the right decisions. YIPEEE