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  • Re: High School Class of 2018

    I missed the August SAT because of my cousin's wedding, but I'll be at the October one lol!
    I got my class schedule and my counselor gave me AP Gov second semester. At my school, the whole class is crammed into one semester and it's a lot of work. I'm trying to get it moved to first semester because I play softball second semester, and (I didn't mention this to my counselor) but I plan to get a serious case of senioritis once I commit to a college. I emailed my counselor on Tuesday and she still hasn't replied.
    As of now, here is my schedule:
    1st Semester
    Creative Writing
    Honors Zoology
    Survey of Humanities
    Honors Composition/Freshman Writing Tutor
    AP Calculus AB
    Biomedical Innovations

    2nd Semester
    Interior Design
    Honors Zoology
    AP Gov
    Intro to Sociology
    AP Calculus AB
    Biomedical Innovations
  • Re: What is AP?

    First, I would recommend staying off this site until high school. For now, enjoy being a kid.
    AP classes are classes that prepare you to take AP exams, which are exams offered by the collegeboard, which is the same company that makes the SAT. If you do well enough on the AP exams, depending on what college you ultimately attend, they may give college credit. However, most students take them because a hard class schedule looks good on a college application.
    Don't worry about taking AP classes until high school, only like prodigy genius kids attempt the exams before high school. I took my first AP class freshman year, but it is completely normal for students to wait until their sophomore or junior years to take AP classes. Depending on the teacher/school, the classes are very hard and homework heavy, but they can also be very interesting.
  • Re: High School Class of 2018

    Hey everyone! I used to be on this thread like last year but I had to stop because my junior year was pretty rough. Anyway, where has everyone applied to? I've done six of my applications out of about twenty I'm planning on sending in (less if I get into University of Pittsburgh)
    So far I've done Grand Valley State University (ultra-safety school but still afraid I won't get in), Arizona State, Alabama, University of Pittsburgh, NYU (ahh!!!), and University of Michigan. Now I'm working on some summer homework and praying I get into literally any college. Is anyone else freaking out?
  • Re: Where does it end?

    I honestly think that the competition should be taken out of schools. We're all here to learn, at whatever level we feel comfortable learning at. If that's honors/AP courses, great! If it's not, great! Why rank students and compare them to each other? Everyone's background is so different from each other, it isn't fair to make comparisons like that.
  • Re: Should I have so much free time?

    Considering that it's summer vacation free time is a good thing. It's our break, jesus.