My Gr 4 ds is being assessed for a possible grade skip to Gr 6. He has not been TAG as this point. I want to investigate all possible options for him before the skip though. We'll be meeting with the school soon to discuss this, and also whether he can be given enriched type of work in his class room by his teacher, or possible acceleration in some subjects. There are two schools with the International Baccalaureate programme that have the Middle Years Programme in our desired language (French). They are both quite a drive though (about 1/2 hr each way) and I've always liked that my ds is at a school in our community. Our closest high school has the IB diploma programme but not MYP, and it's only in English. My understanding of the IB diploma is that a student can enter university into second year. If my ds does skip a grade, that would make him 17 in 2nd yr. My dh thinks it is too soon to worry about all this, and successfully skipped a grade himself, but I just want to make sure we do the right thing.
I wonder if anyone can comment on the IB programme, particularly for the Primary and Middle Years age group. It sounds like it would have more of an advanced programme. We have yet to talk with the programme coordinators as it's exam time and apparently very busy for them through May.