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HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE- OPINIONS AND CRITICSM WELCOME

bubba5274bubba5274 Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
I am currently a sophomore so some things are not set in stone, but they are most likely what will happen. My family and I are searching for summer programs and I may be going on a missionary trip to Haiti next summer.

Freshman:
Honors English I
Honors Earth Science
Honors American History
Speech I
Geometry
Health/PE
Technology, Engineering, and Design
French I

Sophomore:
Honors English II
Honors Biology
Honors American History I
Algebra II
Child Development
Digital Media
French II
Psychology/Sociology

Junior:
AP English Language
AP US History
AP Environmental Science
Honors Chemistry
Honors Contemporary Law and Justice
Honors Speech II
Honors French III
Advanced Functions and Modeling

Senior: (still deciding)
AP English Literature
AP Psychology
AP Statistics
AP Government and Politics
AP or Honors French IV
AP Biology (unsure)
Honors Anatomy and Physiology
Civics and Economics


I will be self studying AP World History, AP Human Geography, and possibly AP European History in either my junior or senior year.

EC:
Student Government- Legislator
National Science Honor Society
Key Club
National Achievers Society
National Honor Society (currently a sophomore so this is a possibility)
Track and Field

Displaying leadership is difficult, but at any opportunity I get I will try my best to achieve a leadership position.
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Replies to: HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE- OPINIONS AND CRITICSM WELCOME

  • LaDiDaDaLaDiDaLaDiDaDaLaDiDa Registered User Posts: 173 Junior Member
    I have one question for you. What are you mainly interested in? AP classes obviously help with your GPA, but they can hurt it as well. I get why they would be alright. Some honors classes at my school are easy A+'s as well.
  • bubba5274bubba5274 Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
    @LaDiDaDaLaDiDa I plan on becoming a political psychologist. I understand what you are saying, but I want to take the most intellectually challenging classes and I will make sure they don't harm my GPA
  • LaDiDaDaLaDiDaLaDiDaDaLaDiDa Registered User Posts: 173 Junior Member
    @bubba5274 Oooohh lala. Muy interesante. I am in the same boat as you. If you can handle it, by all means go for it.
  • awakeningvenusawakeningvenus Registered User Posts: 1,220 Senior Member
    I would be worried about the transition from three AP classes to six. And if you're going to self study those other three classes, I would suggest doing it in Junior year because by the looks of it, you won't have much time during senior year.
  • MeanderMeander Registered User Posts: 330 Member
    AP MEH covers a ton of material.
  • guineagirl96guineagirl96 Forum Champion Math/Computer Science, Forum Champion Richmond Posts: 3,855 Forum Champion
    The biggest flaw I see is that there is no physics in your schedule. It is very hard to get into a top college without taking physics.
  • CandyPants16CandyPants16 Registered User Posts: 133 Junior Member
    "It is very hard to get into a top college without taking physics."

    Is this true? I skipped physics and went straight to chemistry. My schedule is really rigorous, but I've never taken a physics course. Any advice then, that may help the original poster too?
  • awakeningvenusawakeningvenus Registered User Posts: 1,220 Senior Member
    @guiineagirl96
    I'm actually curious about that too, like CandyPants16. I'm planning to take AP Chemistry in 11th grade and AP Physics 1 in Senior year. Should I try to take two years of Physics instead, or is one okay?
  • Animefan1998Animefan1998 Registered User Posts: 718 Member
    What would be the point of talking only 1 year of AP Physics if you're not going to get the full benefit? I think it might be better to take AP Physics both years if you already took both Biology and Chemistry, or just take AP Chem junior year and then take regular Physics senior year. Just my opinion.
  • guineagirl96guineagirl96 Forum Champion Math/Computer Science, Forum Champion Richmond Posts: 3,855 Forum Champion
    @awakeningvenus‌ there's nothing wrong with only taking one year of physics.From what I've seen from your other threads, you seem to be in good shape! But colleges look to see that you've taken at least one year each of bio, chem, and physics (doesn't matter the level).

    @CandyPants16‌ without knowing the rest of your schedule, I can't tell you much, but if you haven't taken physics, I would strongly recommend taking it. Is there room in your schedule in future years, could you take it online, in the summer? Even without taking it though, you could self study and take an SAT II or an AP exam... something that would let colleges know you've had experience with the subject.
  • awakeningvenusawakeningvenus Registered User Posts: 1,220 Senior Member
    @guineagirl96‌
    In that case, I was thinking of maybe taking AP Physics 1 Junior year and AP Physics 2 Senior year instead of Chemistry and then Physics 1. I already took Honors Chemistry, but I also don't really like Chemistry that much.
  • CtesiphonCtesiphon Registered User Posts: 2,112 Senior Member
    If you are applying to top schools they will want to see a well-rounded applicant in all the fields.

    It is highly recommended that you take at least one year of biology, chemistry, or physics, honors or AP or whatever, simply because many STEM-based majors will require introductory classes to those subjects.

    Even if your major is more humanities/social science/english/ basically non STEM you will want to have at least one of the main 3 AP sciences under your belt. Honors Physics usually suffices for something like that.
  • LosingCrayonLosingCrayon Registered User Posts: 569 Member
    To the OP: I don't think you need to take AP Psychology :P It's considered the easiest AP (even easier than Human Geo). If you really want to look impressive, try taking Physics (regular, honors, or AP). Colleges do look for 1 year of Bio, Chem, and Physics, just like how everyone here's already said xD It would be WAY better for you to take AP World/Euro in high school. Getting at least a 4 is hard enough on those exams, let alone for those who self-study. I'm not saying it's impossible, but it's definitely a challenge.

    @awakeningvenus‌ If you want to be an engineer, then you should consider AP Physics C instead of 1 and 2 :) But if you're just taking it to have Physics, than even just 1 would be fine. If you don't like chemistry, you don't need to take the AP :) It's a really challenging class anyway (from what I've heard), and if it doesn't even interest you, there's no use wasting your time. Taking 1 junior year and 2 senior year seems good :)

    @CandyPants16‌ I thought most people took Chem in 10th and Physics in 11th xP If you've never taken Physics, you should if you want to go to a decent college. It's not necessary, but it would definitely help :) As long as it's Physics, it doesn't matter xP
  • halcyonheatherhalcyonheather Registered User Posts: 8,987 Senior Member
    CRITICSM
    *criticism.

    I'm not usually this annoying, but it's self-referential.
  • bubba5274bubba5274 Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
    @halcyonheather I apologize for my typo. I made this post late and the grammatical error slipped by me.
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