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THE MOST EXCITING THREAD OF ALL TIME: Junior Year Courses

StanfordFutureStanfordFuture 81 replies11 threads Junior Member
edited November 2012 in High School Life
Does this course load look doable? And in which classes will I be spending the most time?

AP Chemistry
AP English Lit & Comp
AP Calc
AP US History
Honors Spanish 4
P.E.
Study Hall

Thanks!
edited November 2012
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  • kypdurronkypdurron 2190 replies57 threads Senior Member
    Yawn..........................
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  • Ach7DDAch7DD 350 replies21 threads Member
    Depends on how much work/study your teachers assign. My schedule for my junior year was
    -Honors U.S. History
    -AP World History
    -AP Physics B
    -Honors English III
    -Honors Pre-Calculus
    -AP Statistics
    -AP Language and Composition
    I did manage to ace all my courses, and your schedule does not look so different.
    So I'd say it is doable, but you will likely be spending the most of your time in AP USH or AP Chem.
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  • KingAuroraKingAurora 66 replies5 threads Junior Member
    You should at least finish the majority of sophomore year before worrying about next year :)
    How much studying depends on your school and we won't be able to answer it here. At my school the studying from most to least would be: 1. chem 2. lit 3. apush 4. calc
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  • lbouchardlbouchard 149 replies26 threads Junior Member
    AP Chemistry combined with AP English is gonna be brutal. Chem might be the hardest AP (depending on school) and you read a TON in AP English.
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  • runallday4runallday4 597 replies116 threads Member
    I think it's different at each school. At my school AP English is about the same as honors. APUSH would probably be the hardest on your list. AP Chem also isn't that killer if you're a science person.
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  • emeraldEviemeraldEvi 181 replies5 threads Junior Member
    At my school that's completely doable, especially with PE and a Study Hall! You'll have to talk to current juniors and seniors to really get a good idea though. Here, Chem and English would take the most work, but it'll be different everywhere.
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  • OrangeD00DOrangeD00D 368 replies26 threads Member
    Talk to current juniors and see what they say.

    I heard a lot of horror stories about APUSH and AP Language on this website, but the courses at my school are actually pleasant and manageable.
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  • nothingto1nothingto1 140 replies17 threads Junior Member
    AP US History
    AP Language and Composition
    AP Biology (Afraid of the new changes done to the test this year by the college board)
    Pre-Calculus (Honors)
    Wind Ensemble (The highest of the three levels offered in my school)
    Symphonic Band (Voluntarily also in the second highest level offered in school)
    Cisco (Technical Class)
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  • goodnoodlegoodnoodle 1439 replies93 threads Senior Member
    Sorry to hijack the thread but since its so early in the year I don't want to make one of my own. I'm not sure what to with my elective period. Ill be taking AP Calc AB, APUSH, AP English Lang, Physics Honors, and USB.

    AP Stats (ill only take this if I want a GPA boost)
    Peer Counseling (I love the teacher and I like all the mental tricks you learn)
    Journalism (our journalism is a weekly broadcast, and if I can be an anchor I'd love it.)
    TA for Geometry (this is my favorite teacher and her class is so fun, but it seems like it'd be awkward with a bunch of sophomores and freshmen.)

    So ante opinions? Ill probably make a thread on this later in the year anyway...
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  • todayisfridaytodayisfriday 57 replies5 threads Junior Member
    AP Chemistry
    AP Spanish
    AP Environmental
    Honors Junior Language Arts
    Honors Precalc
    Maybe AP Microecon next semester
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  • cheerioswithmilkcheerioswithmilk 921 replies27 threads Member
    Honestly it depends from school to school. I actually have almost the exact same schedule except AP environmental science instead of PE, and it isn't bad at all. The thing is, the AP classes at my school aren't too hard. It would be better to ask people at your school that have taken these classes rather than CC.
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