Assistance with my high school class schedule.
Hello, I am a junior in high school and I have a few concerns about my schedule and how it will affect how colleges look at me. I am taking four h/ap classes lang, apush, phsyics, and pre calc. I am also taking two regular classes that are spanish 3 and xc. In my state, California, the uc system of colleges have a system that require you to take a year of a fine and practical art. This semester I would like to take theatre 1a as my fine art. I am only taking one semester as I finished 1b as a freshmen. I am a very high rank in my class, about 4 or 5 in about 700. I do sufficent extracurriculars. I know that junior year is the most important in terms of grades. My question is since each ap class is weighted and assuming i get As, should I still take the fine art even though it will lower my average and put me a bit lower in class rank? Do colleges also look at your work load of classes and your grades rather than your weighted gpa? i find it troubling that some bimbo who is doing easier honors classes than me but only doing 5 is getting a higher average. the average would drop me down from 4.6 to 4.5. I do have a second question also, i have sustained an injury in xc and I cannot run at all this season, would colleges care a lot if i dropped the class but still come back to track next semester? I am not on varsity yet as our division is one of the best in the country but I would probably be if I was in another state. i'm good but not amazing. what should i do with my class and my sport? Any help would be appreciated.