My district in its "transition" to Common Core next year is requiring nearly all of our 8th graders to retake Alg 1 as 9th graders. These are kids that have passed the course, many with As, and passed all the required tests. They will already have received A-G (college eligibility credit) for the course as 8th graders. This means they cannot possibly reach AP Calculus in our district unless they take a class at a local college to get ahead first. Students that are currently in High School will be "grandfathered" in to the current system and allowed to continue on the Calculus path as always. This was done not for A-G considerations but simply for HS credit reasons. My concern, beyond holding our high achievers back, is that my kids are not going to be competitive come college app time in 4 years. I'd like to know how other districts are handling this. Are your kids who had Alg 1 this year as 8th graders repeating it next year? Is your district dropping Alg 1 8th grade completely (as mine is)? How are parents and teachers reacting? Though this is primarily a CA question (since we had statewide 8th grade Alg 1) I'd love to hear from anyone on this.