DS is 12, he has been with CTY for 3-4 years. He LOVES the set up, he loves the program. He loves all things STEM, and working at his own pace - lightening speed most time. So whats the epic fail? His last 2 classes have been computer science, they have been ummm less than ideal. The material seems antiquated, I know tech changes very quickly but this stuff is so old its not even funny. He's had horrible facilitators, getting feedback and assistance seems to take days. Then the 'help' provided doesn't answer his inquiry at all.
The final straw was his literal outburst on the final exam. I know he knew the material. This is beyond simple stuff for him but he HATES tests, he is much more of a 'do a project' type kid. M/C tests are torture. He got 50%. This is a kid who had 95% plus before the final.
I hate to complain to CTY because they are wonderful people. I know part of CTY is the 'tests' and he will be going back to Honors Math next week. yes more tests but NOT m/c tests.
I know my kid is not a test kid. He is a 'higher level thinker' and much more project based and application based. He loves to write papers, do research for science classes, make stuff etc.
IDK if I'm looking for a solution or just to whine a bit. This has been an extremely trying last couple of weeks to just get the class done.
Does anyone know if there is something similiar to CTY sans the laborious testing in each class? I really need the accredited classes and credits for DS.