I'm really just curious. In college, I always thought it was interesting that people always talked about tracking based on ability in elementary school was practically child abuse (people were so vehemently against it) yet no one ever thought it was a big deal in high school. My district is HUGE and I really only know about the programs at the other elementary schools nearby. I don't know anyone who teaches HS or a lot about what goes on there. We had a PD at the end of the year about differentiation and they had showed a video from one of our high schools where they were talking about how they taught all levels in the same classroom. This was a SS teacher, and he had 3 different assignments/tests for everything they did to accommodate the different levels in his classroom. The students were responsible for choosing which assignment to do, which I thought was really interesting. I wondered how they got students that were more advanced to be willing to pick the harder assignment and be okay with one of their fellow students doing the easiest assignment/test and possibly getting a better grade than them. For things like math, I can't wrap my head around how they would work it. Do they really try to teach algebra 1 and calculus in the same room? What about AP courses? I basically did 2 majors and a minor in 4 years of college and would have never gotten all that done had it not been for my AP credits. I also think not having honors/AP or at the very least college prep classes on these students' transcripts would hurt their chances of getting into a good college or getting a scholarship. This is probably going to sound bad, but as a student I really liked being in my advanced classes with other people that were interested/put in a good effort, etc. I feel like I learned a lot more and the teachers could do a lot more with the class that way. My senior AP English class was 8 people and we had some fascinating book discussions in there- everything was seminar style. The middle school I went to tracked as well. We are combining with a middle school next year and I noticed they don't track at all either. Their classes just say "math", "literacy", etc and who is placed in them is totally random. Does your school do this? How do you make it work? Do you like it?