By the way it is normal to take Algebra I in 8th or 9th grade (13/14) although honors kids do take it as early as 7th grade. Our district has around a (10%, 45%, 45%) split as to what grade (7th, 8th, 9th) that they start Algebra.

Yes, sorry, "late" was probably the wrong wording. If you're taking algebra after 8th grade, however, it is still in the bottom half of math-takers, so to me it does suggest motivations closer to remediation or catching up, than personal enrichment.

Still might be a cool course.