New thoughts on CAS vs AC?
Hi - I'd love to start a discussion on the small learning communities at BHS. The last post regarding CAS was 2015, before the "new" math. Don't get me started on common core - but, it is what it is. My question to the Berkeley Parents community is - how do you think CAS is these days compared to AC? I have a daughter that started in AC, now in independent study, because her priority is now music, and she needs the time to practice. Independent study - BTW - has been a lifesaver, allowing her to do what she needs to do, and still get an excellent preparation for college.
My younger daughter does not have any learning differences, but she is interested in a smaller learning community. She is in universal 9th grade, and much choose a SLC soon. My main questions: are the students in CAS as "college bound", so to speak, as AC and BIHS kids? Are the teachers as rigorous for those that are focused? On paper, and on back-to-school night, CAS sounds great. I would love to hear what it's really like. Thank you so much! Hive 5 mom.