277: Mistakes Families Make When Choosing High School Courses

Many families of high achieving students sign up for too many specialized courses in high school, and forget to prioritize the core curriculum.

Megan walks us through a set of reasons why we don’t want to make this mistake. Specifically, she discusses:

  • which classes are considered core and how many years you need
  • why four years in “other languages” is so important, even if it’s hard to do
  • examples of areas in which families make mistakes, such as specialized courses in medicine and engineering
  • the importance of choosing specialized courses IN ADDITION to, rather than as a REPLACEMENT for, the core curriculum.