There is no such thing as one's "peak" when it comes to intellectual prowess or potential. Not so for one's social life while in school; you know that. Isn't it possible for you to skip a grade and still maintain contacts with your present social group while perhaps expanding your friendship/acquaintance circle a bit with some older students? Also, couldn't you work with your school's teachers and guidance counselor to create a more challenging curriculum? What about some independent study work? This doesn't have to be a black and white decision. Trust your instincts about what "feels" better for you at this age and stage of your personal and school life. I'm sure that you will make the best decision.
Deciding to Skip a Grade
Carleton Kendrick has been in private practice as a family therapist and has worked as a consultant for more than 20 years. He has conducted parenting seminars on topics ranging from how to discipline toddlers to how to stay connected with teenagers. Kendrick has appeared as an expert on national broadcast media such as CBS, Fox Television Network, Cable News Network, CNBC, PBS, and National Public Radio. In addition, he's been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, USA Today, Reader's Digest, BusinessWeek, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and many other publications.
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