BHS math placement question
Hi, I am looking for advice from BHS parents on math placement. We are moving to Berkeley, and my student will transfer to BHS at 10th grade. He is looking to go into AC. The dilemma we are having is regarding his math placement. Per BHS rule, he has to go into Math 2 or advanced math 2. But he is already doing math 2 (covering geometry, some algebra and trig) in his current school and will be doing Math 3 BC next year (10th grade) if he were to stay. I understand that math 2 in different schools may not have the exact same content, but the major portion is similar. He is a very strong math student and is already very bored in his math 2 class. It would make no sense for him to repeat math 2 again next year at BHS. Not only will it look bad on his transcript, but I also worry that he may lose motivation on math completely. Currently BHS seems to be quite firm that no exceptions will be made to allow students at 10th grade to be placed into math 3, but on the course catalog they also say that they will try their best to place students into the level that suits them the best. I am totally confused by these contradictory statements. I am therefore seeking advice from families who have gone through similar issues in recent years as to what we can do to convince BHS to place him into advanced math 3 at 10th grade. We are willing to take the placement test and have BHS math teachers review his current content. Who in the math department at BHS might lend a sympathetic ear to us? Are there anyone who have successfully convince BHS to place your students into an upper level of math recently? What other options do we have? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Worried mom.