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Do Podunk High Students Have a Prayer at Top Colleges?

Question:

How much will a school that is not academically rigorous hurt my daughter's chances?

My daughter, a freshman, is near the top of her small class (about 65 or 70 students). Her overall average hovers around 97 or 98; the school's grading scale is 4.0 for anything 90 or above. She is taking the most rigorous classes that are offered and plans to take the few dual credit classes that are offered — but they aren't offered until her junior or senior year.

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