AP Biology, AP Chemistry and AP Physics. Pick Two.
Hello everyone, as you can tell I have recently joined and this is my first post, however, I am not truly new because I have read many threads over the past two years. Anyways, I will be a Sophomore in High School this coming year and like any ambitious student, I am looking to the years beyond next.
Which has brought me to a dilemma: I am part of a Math, Science and Technology Academy at my High School and within this program I can take one science class Junior Year and one Senior Year. I could probably take another science class upstairs, however, I most likely will not be able to take other classes (i.e. German IV and V) plus scheduling conflicts and so I have decided to not chose this option. This causes me to not be able to take one of the following: AP Biology, AP Chemistry and AP Physics. I would appreciate it if you based your advice on my specific situation.
I want to be on the Pre-Med track and major (as an undergraduate) in either Neuroscience or some other sort of Biological Science, depending on the majors each college offers.
I am interested in attending one of the following:
Stanford, Duke, Northwestern, UPenn, U of Chicago, Notre Dame, Georgetown, Michigan, Marquette, Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, UNC, USC, UVA, MSU and Carnegie Mellon.
Through the Math, Science, and Technology Academy I am taking the following classes freshman and sophomore year:
I will have completed Advanced Biology, Advanced Conceptual Physics, Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Statistics, Advanced Geometry, and Advanced Algebra II.
Therefore I will have prior experience with all 3 subjects.
I have had all 3 teachers whom teach each of the 3 AP subjects.
Teacher A (AP Chemistry)
I excelled in his class and enjoy him as a teacher. Teaches like a college professor (lectures and tests).
Teacher B (AP Biology)
A very nice teacher, except I did not enjoy her teaching style and I feel that I did not learn the material very well. Also, talking to former AP Biology Students, she is not that good at teaching it.
Teacher C (AP Physics)
Young teacher who is passionate about teaching. I enjoyed his teaching style and learned the material better than in Teacher B's class but not as good as Teacher A's class.
AP Physics is the hardest class offered at my high school and I think Biology would be more beneficial for college. However, the teachers play into my decision.
I am leaning towards taking AP Chem and then either AP Bio xor AP Physics
Thoughts, comments, question, concerns...? Anything will be appreciated.