Dropping AP class in high school
I'm in AP Economics right now, and it's by far the hardest class I've ever taken. I've gotten As in other AP classes, but in this class I've barely managed a C. I think it's just the teacher who makes it super hard because when I read the textbook, I actually understand it but in class, I'm just lost. And I think it's just me, because everyone else seems to understand the material perfectly. Even when I go in for extra help and have my teacher explain things to me, it just doesn't get through my head.
So my question is: should I drop the class?
My school just finished its 1st quarter (quarter=marking period). So, I could either...
1) Stick this through for 1 more quarter and probably make a D in the class for the semester (if I'm lucky, a C). I wouldn't understand any of the material even if I still took the class. Then I could drop the class 2nd semester before the deadline after which a "W" shows up on your transcript.
2) I could withdraw right now and have my report card note the withdrawal grade as a C. But this will greatly reduce the stress I endure from schoolwork and give me back my sanity.
I really, really want to drop this class but the only thing stopping me is my worry about how colleges will perceive it. How bad will it look, really? I mean, I've done well in all my other classes, give or take a couple of Bs in math classes..
I don't need this class to graduate, I'm taking it solely as an elective. So, I was just wondering what colleges would think and what you'd advise me to do.