Plus there's another influx of 100 or so in 9th grade. The attrition is a feature, not a bug, which gets back to my initial point - it's not enough to just let more kids in, you have to prepare them for the grind (I wonder if, along with testing, a "Latin Prep" type program at other BPS schools could work - a 1 to 2 year more intense curriculum that results in a guaranteed seat at an exam school over a specific GPA...)Maybe things have changed since my time there, but, I think my class started at 600+ and maybe graduated around 300. Not sure if more seats would really be the answer given the historic baked-in attribution ("look to your left, look to your right" and all that).
Yes! Although this is pretty much just a "Latin Alumni Discuss Latin" thread at this point.Yeah, getting pretty off topic. Maybe we need a BPS thread.