Should I skip my junior year in high school?
I'm currently a sophomore in high school and I've already met all of my school's graduation requirements. My parents think that I should just skip junior year (I've already done my college search and taken all the tests I need, so that's not an issue) because it's a waste of my time. However, all of my teachers and friends would love if I stayed. So here's my big dilemma: if I stay with all my friends I can take more exciting classes to better prepare me for college (and my academic dean even said I can take calc II and physics II at a community college senior year to really get a feel for college life). But if I skip junior year, my family and I save 30 to 50 grand on tuition because I have 2 older siblings in college and my parents' EFC (expected family contribution) is approximately divided by the number of kids we have in college at one time. So it comes down to this: if I stay, I can spend more time with my friends and I think I'll be happier, but if I go then I'm more likely to afford the top tier colleges that I'm interested in. Also, I skipped 6th grade so I'm already younger than everyone in my grade and skipping another year won't help that problem.