HOW TO SKIP A GRADE
An age-grouped guide for how to skip a grade. for those with A+ to B- Grades or those bored in school. This guide has been presented at Harvard and at 4 Academic Conferences with heavy research and feedback. Please make sure to account for psychosocial and dynamic factors for grade skipping. Here's how to skip a grade (resources; cool hobbies; and sleep easily managed affordably and without at-home parents *although it helps). No grade-skipping exam needed! No fear of missing essential content that a kid could use later on in life (like knowing the states when google maps isn't working).
MORE THAN A MILLION CHILDREN IN CALIFORNIA ALONE ARE READY TO SKIP A GRADE.
THIS WOULD SAVE THE U.S. BILLIONS AND ALLOW FOR STEM MAJORS TO GRADUATE EARLIER, BE ENTERTAINED, AND INCREASE THEIR SELF ESTEEM. MORE TIME FOR PHDS,
MDS, JDS, MASTERS, FAMILY, AND ENJOYING LIFE. FREE COLLEGE TUITION; EASIER ACCESS TO IVYS; MAKE NEWS HEADLINES; AND NO NEED FOR DEPENDING ON SAT/ACT/AP EXAMS OR EXPENSIVE PRIVATE SCHOOLS. PETITION AND SUPPORT YOUR CHILD'S RIGHT TO ADVANCEMENT.
Approaches by Age Group
1. Petition for age 4 or 5 entrance via district
2. Enroll in online kindergarten at age 4 to allow for early 1st grade entry
3. Do not "red-shirt" or hold child back. Districts only do this to raise standardized test scores.
4. Integrate IPAD or IPHONE if desired with list of learning-focused videos. Always aim for 1-2 years higher in age for learning content.
1. Dual enroll in online courses 1 year above; allow them to remain in school.
The following year; allow them to advance 1 year above. If socially uncomfortable; continue the next year at school along with another higher year online (this can cost $200 per course).
2. If you want to fully homeschool (100% free) make sure someone is always at home as monitor.
3. Enroll in 1-2 year higher social groups to aid in psychosocial aging.
4. Online grades can be finished in as little as 1-3 months with monitoring; allowing for advancement for as many years as desired.
5. Pause at the level that meets your child's development or level of understanding.
1. By age 8 students can enroll in middle school courses and some high school courses.
2. As content becomes difficult; google free tutoring resources in area.
3. Allow student to study non-graded content at a college-level that they like (youtube anatomy courses, physics courses, astronomy courses and more from Berkley, Harvard, MIT)
Ages 10-12:1. By age 12 students can learn all high school content to achieve diploma (sometimes by age 10!) with the help of free tutoring. Online schools have daily coaches as well.
2. Once in high school; student can dual enroll into a 2 or 4 year college and finish both high school classes AND college requisites within combined credit classes.
3. Ensure student is in high school and college level social activities by engaging them in more independent activities such as volunteering, starting a business, and attending group events.
4. Dual enrolled students have reduced or free tuition up to 3-7 classes a quarter/semester.
1. Shift student's focus to their own hobby via college extracurriculars and courses.
2. Engage daily mentoring from college student to ensure motivation and social devlopment.
3. Allow student to study in library rather than at home to boost independence and internal motivation to study.
4. This is the prime age for mastering hobbies by adulthood; ensure that are involved or have sought local sports; arts; and academic teams. 1-3 items is good. Continue volunteering and have them do a personal project that involves researching a subject and reading 5-10 text books about it.
5. Traditional students can dual enroll and finish remaining high school courses online within a year and begin college the following year.
1. Ensure or switch to a highschool with dual enrollment where student can attend live college courses to finish diploma and 2 year degree together.
2. Hire a gifted education counselor or do enough research to plan for finishing prereqs for graduate schools or for finishing a 4 year degree in 2 years while also in highschool.
3. If only finished 2 year degree; apply as a transfer to a university and finish remainder in 1 year by taking less important courses online at other schools or during summers.
4. Ensure student has tutor if below a B in any exam.
5. Provide student time to pursue masters or run business/nonprofit or travel before graduate school if finished with college early.
1. Traditional students can dual enroll and finish remaining high school courses online within a year and begin college the following year.
2. College can be finished in 2-3 years. Ensure student takes required graduate school exam and has at least 3000 hours or 15 unique volunteer/work/hobby experiences regarding graduate school.
3. Allow student to focus on their own interests via PhD-level textbooks and licensing exam videos (USMLE,,BAR, CFA etc).
4. Some PhDs can be finished in 2 years. Some masters in 1. But MDs and JDs are always 3-4 years.
1. Skip years in college via enrolling in a 2nd cheaper college for easier classes (or online college).
2. Finish all graduate school prereqs and entrance exams by summer of 1st/2nd year.
3. Use saved 1-2 years to finish a 1 year masters or begin graduate school early.
Below are resources provided to execute the actions from the presentation.
For younger children add monitoring via an affordable babysitter, parent during at home hours, college-level family member skyping/monitoring screen while they also study, live-in college student with reduced rent while they also study (free tutoring!)
Online K-12: www.keystoneschoolonline.com
File a Business/Nonprofit: https://www.legalzoom.com/sem/biz/business-formation
Website w/out coding: www.squarespace.com
Social Media Designs: www.canva.com
Find Lectures: www.youtube.com (or google "_____ lecture series")
Dual Enrollment Programs: Search dual enrollment in your district
Publish/print/ship books on amazon for free without daily efforts: createspace.com
Hire contractors for the business: upwork.com, freelancer.com, fiverr.com
Make an app: appypie.com (google for more!)
Local age-level groups: Meetup.com