Hello I'm just entering high-school but I got really big goals. I'm trying to get to a really good engineering school like MIT. I'm gonna divide it up into 3 topics
1. Classes: I'm currently taking honors bio, honors geometry, Ap world history, STEM engineering, eng 9 ( required for 9th graders) and mandarin 1. Advice on what classes to take from here are wanted. I also wanted to know if Ap classes outside of math and science are necessary for engineering schools. Also subject /difficulty level distribution (honors for English, Ap for math etc) are also requested
2. Extra curriculars: I'm really interested in 3 clubs. Frc robotics, science Olympiad, and gas club. From what I'm hearing frc is a time sucker. I want to get above a 4.0 and I'm not sure if I can balance everything when it becomes like meetings every second day for 3+ hours. Any advice on this is appreciated. I'm really interested in it but I don't want it to become to the point where I'm losing too much sleep and can't study as much during the week. I also don't want to be the guy that's working on school stuff during meetings.
3. Parents. My parents didn't give me so much pressure until I started getting into special programs, earning good grades, advanced classes and now they are really disappointed when I get a A- even though I used to get C's. They put a lot of pressure on me and I would like some advice from anyone who experienced this.
4. General advice would be appreciated I don't want to head into this blind. I'm thinking of taking the act/sat this year advice on that would be good and anything else you went through and got where you are.
Preferably I would like people who got into IV league schools so please state if you got into like mit or Stanford or somewhere similar but any answers are appreciated. Thanks and have a nice day.