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Well folks, I am nearing the end of first semester of Junior year in high school, and what can I say: I screwed up bad. I had high hopes and aspirations shortly before I started the eleventh grade, but probably destroyed them with my performance this semester. Here is why I am concerned:
For Sophomore Year, my GPA was... not too bad:
AP Euro: B/B and 3 on Exam
AP Enviro Sci: A/A and 4 on Exam
English IIP: A/B
Algebra IIP: A/A
Spanish II: B/B
This brought it to a 3.5 UW and a 3.9 W.
Here is where my situation gets bad. Going into Grade 11, I decided to take on many more weighted classes. This backfired hard, and my grades are oddly enough in a position where I will finish with a C in my only regular class. Someone shoot me.
For this semester:
AP Comp Sci: Maybe an A, most likely a B
AP Statistics: B
AP Chem Lecture: B
AP Chem Lab (it's not weighted): A
AP US History: B (and damn proud)
IB English (weighted once I take my test): A
Regular Pre-Calculus: C
Spanish 3 (Taken over the summer): B and B
Abysmal would be a good word. Why I did so well in Algebra II but am basically the class Dunce in Pre-Calculus is totally and utterly beyond me. I would go into a test knowing everything but at a crawl-like pace, ultimately doing bad on a test due to running out of time. This pattern relentlessly hammered me to the point where I will end this semester with at best a C in the class.
At the very best, if I can muster up straight A's (and the B from Spanish) next semester, I can graduate High School with 3.5 UW and 4.0 W roughly.
As for EC's?
Varsity Shot Put/Discus
Chess Club President
Math Honor Society (I kid you not, I got in because I tutor Algebra students)
So why did I compose this list and what do I really want to know? I want to know how bad that C in pre-Calculus will hurt me. The class really hit me hard and was made more challenging by severe ADD, in addition to me taking other really tough courses.
I have yet to take the SAT. I plan on applying to all the UC's, UIUC, UT at Austin, Michigan, Cal State Long Beach, Cal Polys, University of Washington, University of Rochester, University of Wisconsin- Madison, and Ohio State. Do I have hope at any of these schools? Or did the C in pre calc ruin it?