My son needs to take Calc Honors next year (sr year of high school). He took Trig Log Calc Honors as a sophomore, but it was a waste of a year. Catherine's son had same teacher -- so it was same problems, but then add to that that he was out sick with mono for 6 weeks.
He did not take Calc this year (i.e. Junior Year) because it would have been the same teacher, and we could not live through that again. Plus, he didn't want to take that risk for his junior year transcript.
Instead, he took AP Stat - which is fun for him, but not really a math class.
So, I need to get him ready this summer to take Calc in the Fall. First, I'm not sure if he should take a pre-calc class -- or take a calc class and just audit it, my thought being that he'd pre-learn the material before school starts.
So that's my first question: Calc class vs Pre-Calc. class
Here are the 3 options I was thinking about:
1) MIT Online math class. I haven't looked into, but I understand they have High School courses. He loves this idea. I wonder whether an online course could work for him.
2) Local community college (Mercy).
3) Local Private school summer course (Horace Man was recommended). IT needs to be some place he can get to via public transportation, as I can't drive to from every day.
The other thing to add is that he has a summer job lined up (90%) -- so the most time-efficient way for him to do that is a variable too. i.e MIT sounds appealing because it's on his own schedule. Horace Mann sounds good because it's only 6 weeks (I think). I haven't checked into Mercy College schedule.