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Community College Classes vs. AP courses
I am an incoming junior into a competitive HS in California.
My intended major for college is CS / EECS / AI / Statistics.
Next year I will be taking AP US History, AP Chem, and Spanish 4 H. I have already finished AP Calc AB + BC and have taken Elementary Statistics at a local community college, so next year I plan on doing Multivariable + Diff EQ's at a community college.
For the upcoming year I elected not to take American Lit Honors for 3 reasons:
1) Not related to my major of study, better to develop a "spike".
2) Don't want to spread myself out too thin and risk doing poorly in the classes I have signed up for (2/4 teachers who teach this course are brutal).
3) Allow more time for extracurriculars.
Do you think my 2 APs + 1 college math course will be viewed as equivalent to some of my peers taking 3 APs? Is the course schedule of 2 AP's + 1 community college math course + 1 Honors class seen as academically rigorous enough for a selective college? In general, in the eyes of college admissions officers, how are community college classes ranked against AP Courses, is there any benefit to doing either one?