A in a Regular course or a B in an AP...another viewpoint
A in a Regular course or a B in an AP? We've all seen this question asked many times on CC. What I am curious about is which course will teach a student the most? On CC at least it seems we put so much emphasis on being accepted into the "best" colleges rather than what a student might be learning while in HS. I've been reading a number of threads in various forums of students and their parents being concerned with academic rigor but not really asking what environment would allow they or their child to learn the most and inspire their enjoyment of learning.
Would a student be better struggling through an AP Calculus course, maybe even sneaking out an A, but hating math or taking a more relaxed Calculus class and enjoying the experience and having their curiosity about math peaked? The same could be said for nearly any course. There seem to be a lot of very stressed kids out there who are attempting to mold themselves into the kind of students they think schools want them to be rather than find schools who will best serve the students they are. It's been something on my mind as I read some recent threads and I was curious of the opinions of others.