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How many APs Junior year? What Classes Look Best?
(I also posted this in another thread sorry)
For my junior schedule next year, I'm currently signed up for 3 APs
I'm most worried about Bio, because I've heard it's really hard, I mainly chose it because there's no math
My school has trimesters, (3 semesters instead of 2) so I have 5 classes at a time in 3 month trimesters.
I took APUSH this year, and I loved it. I thought it was pretty easy. I figure by extension I could take AP Euro and do well (just how much does success in one predict sucess in another?/ how similar are they?)
I'm worried that 4 APs might be too much, AP Euro and AP bio are both 3 tri classes- instead of 1 or 2 like most other classes. If I added AP Euro to my schedule, 10/15 class slots would be APs, and I'm also taking Spanish 3 and Pre Calc. That would leave only 1 non core fluffy class for the entire year. (instead of 4 if I didnt take AP Euro- Programing, Investments, H Creative Writing, and Painting)
I really want to kick it up a notch this year, because I've had an absolute crap freshman year and a mediocre sophomore year. Right now I have a 3.4 gpa, and I know I can do better. On one hand I want to take really hard classes and show that I am capable of more, on the other I don't want to compromise my already lame gpa by over working myself.
And to what extent is AP Bio more valued than AP Euro, I already have a social studies credit with AP Econ, so maybe AP Euro would be redundant. Then again I've always been strong in English/Social Studies and weaker in Math and by extension science...so does it make sense to double up on Social Studies APs? Or are ss classes seen as less important/rigorous?
If I didn't take AP Euro Junior year, I'd take it senior year, but I feel like I'd do well and would rather have the class front and center in the all important Junior year.
Does anyone have some thoughts on another AP I could take in substitute of AP Euro or the other classes above.
I'm also planning on taking on more EC responsibility, founding a tutoring club and running the MUN club.
My ideal school would be someplace like UofM, but at this point I realize that's an incredibly unrealistic reach.(Im a legacy though? and my sister might go there?)
oh and I have no idea what I want to major in/ what I want to do (I'm working on it I promise) so ambitions/passions aren't really a factor here!