So, it’s hard to say it. But, recently - my school counselor made me drop AP Chemistry to switch into College Prep Chemistry (, which is the lowest level of class at my school, below Honors classes). I felt really depressed about this because I sacrificed a lot for that class.
I only hung out with my friends twice the entire school year, skipped hanging out on Halloween with them, didn’t go to Homecoming, went days with little sleep or no showering - to further dedicate myself to the cause of getting a good grade for that class.
And I tried everything since September. Of the times I stayed after school, my teacher would often help others before me - once even helping a graduated college student before assisting me - for 45 minutes. Did the Problems in my textbook. And went to YouTube for extra practice - which is the only way I actually understood anything in that class.
The teacher gave us quizzes once a week on anything that could be in the textbook - all 11 chapters. And a quarter of the class is failing. A child who had a chemist parent dropped out.
And the tests were taken from former AP exams - so they often were at a different level of difficulty than the textbook was. I think the teacher was harsher on me because he thought I didn’t try, but I was desperate to learn, but just didn’t understand the concepts.
I have no idea what to do. I know that my school does offer a class online, but will not allow me to take this course online to put on my transcript.
I think the teacher did try to teach us the best way he knew how. But, he essentially just read out of the textbook. I called my state’s Board of Education to further ask about it - but heard that I needed to ask again Monday when there would be somebody in the office.
How do I redeem myself? I think the best way I could learn is from an online course _ if there’s any way I could get that on my transcript.