I see 5 main reasons to start studying architecture after the 9th grade, and I don't think it's too early or pointless.
1. Acquaintance with the profession. Already at an early stage of immersion in the profession, you will understand whether it is yours or not. Before spending a lot of effort, time and money on the profession of an architect or designer, it is advisable to decide how much it is for you and whether this is really what you really want.
2. Simple tasks available to middle and high school students. If competent specialists are selected in an architectural school, then the initial training program for young talents can be built on the basis of simple and uncomplicated tasks, while developing perseverance and a careful approach to business in children.
3. Additional time to gain experience. In recent years, in some architectural universities, there has been a reduction in educational hours in specialized subjects. If this trend continues, then nothing good will come of it, even if you have a state diploma in your hands. And if, all of a sudden, there will be changes in a positive direction, and the situation will improve, then you need to understand that public education is very inert and it will take a long time until the lost is restored. Ask yourself the question - are you ready to wait for the weather by the sea?