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Easy senior year vs rigorous?

avm405avm405 11 replies12 threads New Member
Im choosing to have a job and work this year. Last year i took 2 ap classes, 2 honors, and was struck on how hard it was. Luckily i made it. Now im a senior and planning to take 4 ap classes 1 honors is it worth it? I dont know how i could do it with a job if i struggled last year. Or should i just take 3 ap classes, 1 honors, 2 on level, and an off period???
Overrall i know colleges want to see rigorous courses but im really just so tired of it all.
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  • TotallyTrudyTotallyTrudy 360 replies33 threads Member
    I'd do the 3 APs. Taking 3 instead of 4 won't make or break your college acceptance. It's best to not overdo it. Get really good grades in them though. Quality over quantity
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  • avm405avm405 11 replies12 threads New Member
    Thank you. I think thats a good idea too. I dont want to over do it at all. I think i can make good grades in those classes. im planning to take ap eng 4, ap comp sci, ap stats, honors pre cal, govern/eco, art 1, and an off period. do you have any experience with any of them??? :)
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  • TotallyTrudyTotallyTrudy 360 replies33 threads Member
    Sorry I don't personally. I'm taking honors PreCalculus this year also. My friend who's taken it says it's pretty hard.
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  • smallkid9smallkid9 276 replies5 threads Junior Member
    I had an early release period + orchestra + AP Lit,Gov,Eco,AB Calc. Idk about your school, but gov and eco tended to be a bit busywork (to counter senioritis of those with college acceptances). English and Calc took majority of my effort senior year.
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  • joscarterjoscarter 51 replies12 threads Junior Member
    I took Honors Pre-Calc last year and had a great teacher. However, it also depends on your Algebra II teacher as well-there were some things I didn't know because they weren't covered Algebra II and should have been. Plus I'm not that good at math so there's that.
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  • avm405avm405 11 replies12 threads New Member
    @smallkid9 awesome!! so do you think i should just stop worrying and take that early release period and stay with 3 ap classes? do you think colleges would really care about that??? i heard that colleges dont like to see you took an off period but im doing it cause i have a job. Do i have to tell them that in applications?? thanks
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  • smallkid9smallkid9 276 replies5 threads Junior Member
    One of the few similarities between my school's valedictorian and me was that we received permission from HS to have an off-period due to eventual graduation with excess HS credits.

    Anyway, colleges aren't going to hold a grudge against you for doing it. They know their applicants have their own circumstances which may/may not had influence their academic career. You can mention your job in the application if you wish.

    Best of luck to your studies (and work, too) :)
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