My DS has always been ambitious in taking AP's- as a Junior he has taken 7 AP's (including 3 this year). He would like to take 4 AP's next year, and quite truthfully he's on the path to because he's on an AP tract where regular classes would actually hurt his GPA. He is a good student but does kind of just enough to get by... he's getting mostly B+ in his AP, with one A- . He loves the challenge of APs' and does not get stressed. However, he's getting penalized with his unweighted GPA's by challenging himself with his AP schedule. He's got a 4.2 weighted and a 3.4 unweighted.
What should we do going into Senior year? We were hoping to go early decision on most of the schools, and my son's school is on a quarterly semester plan. He would ideally like to take
AP Calc BC
AP Physics C (he wants to go into Engineering)
AP Stats or AP Envir Science
AP Lit (he has to due to requirements with his school)
I am thinking maybe he should take "easier" AP's and try to boost his grade first semester...
AP Calc AB
AP Envir Science
What are your thoughts on this... will the colleges see he's taking "easier" AP's and could this backfire on us. Or perhaps doing extremely well first semester- will it help his unweighted GPA?
Thank you so much for reading all of this, I appreciate other feedback, experiences.....