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"Had I known just how far ahead I was and how much better things would be, I wouldn’t have been nearly so nervous. Sure it was awkward because classmates were perplexed why I left that class after Christmas. But it has been good... maybe not fifth grade, but this year it has been awesome."
"I almost bought the myth of acceleration being harmful to social growth. As it turns out, it was a most positive surge developmentally."
"Acceleration has gone off without a hitch and is probably the best thing we ever did for him."
Parent from Indiana