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Am I on the right track?

IlyacrisIlyacris Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
edited September 2012 in High School Life
I'm a freshman in high school. My goal is to become an oncologist or gynecologist. Of course, the Ivies are always on my list of dream universities, but in the end, I just want to be accepted to a really good school that I'll enjoy. Really, my question is if I'm on the right track to getting into a top university. This excludes EC's as of now. These are my projected schedules for my high school career:

9th Grade
English 9 Honors
Geometry Honors
Biology Honors
Business Software Applications (required)
Spanish for Spanish Speakers II Honors
Health Education (required)
Advanced Orchestra
Principles of Biomedical Sciences

10th Grade
English 10 Honors
Trigonometry/Pre-calculus Honors
Physics Honors
World History AP
Spanish for Spanish Speakers III Honors
Advanced Orchestra
Sports Medicine I
Human Body Systems

11th Grade
English Language and Composition AP
Calculus AB AP
Biology AP
U.S. History AP
Spanish Language and Composition AP
Advanced Orchestra
Anatomy and Physiology Honors
Medical Interventions

12th Grade
English Literature and Composition AP
Calculus BC AP
Chemistry AP
U.S. Government AP
Epidemiology Honors
Advanced Orchestra
Biomedical Innovations
Biotechnical Engineering

Courses over summer (over the span of four years, of course): Algebra II Honors, Chemistry Honors, AP Physics B, AP Macro/Microeconomics, AP Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Literature and Culture

Also, I currently have an unweighted GPA of 4.0 at a competitive school.
Anyways, I just want to know if any other scheduling is recommended, or if this is good.
I'm trying to make smart choices, but neither of my parents know, nor my brother. My friends don't know, and my counselor is to busy to get back to me. So I ask for your help,
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Replies to: Am I on the right track?

  • CE527MCE527M Registered User Posts: 4,989 Senior Member
    Yeah, looks good, as long as you think you can handle all of the APs and summer work. If you think you can do that, then sure, looks great.

    Ha, what`s with the "Spanish for Spanish Speakers"? Sounds fancy. My school just calls it Spanish. Unless you`re one of the country hicks, in which case it`s, "Spay-nesh".
  • IlyacrisIlyacris Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Alright, thanks. I know it'll be really tough, but hey, I can at least try. Nothing is set, so that's good. I'm most definitely overestimating myself. :P

    Haha, Spanish for Spanish Speakers is for native speakers. I'm Hispanic, and I can speak Spanish fluently, as well as understand it and read it, and I'm getting the hang of writing it fairly quickly. Really, we focus on grammar, literature, that sort of thing, and the whole class is taught in Spanish. For the kids who are not native, the classes are also called Spanish.
  • MutaRiSCMutaRiSC Registered User Posts: 1,248 Senior Member
    I like your schedule. It seems on track for a good school. Be sure to have good ECs.

    Best of luck!
  • CE527MCE527M Registered User Posts: 4,989 Senior Member
    @Ilyacris....ah, I see. Yeah, my school doesn`t have that.
  • KaerozeKaeroze Registered User Posts: 301 Member
    I think that's fine. Man your school offers a variety of health-related classes "epidemiology". Wow! I do have to say though, don't immediately decide that you want to go into a specific field at such a young age(I assume your a freshman). You have plenty of time and think of other options or thing that interest you in case you find out you absolutely hate the body or get squeamish. I still don't know what I want to do and I'm a junior, I have ideas, but none of its set. But you're taking advanced classes and I wish you luck.
  • CE527MCE527M Registered User Posts: 4,989 Senior Member
    My school has about 2 classes related to health. Good thing I have 0 interest in medicine.
  • IlyacrisIlyacris Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Haha, well, my school offers different program areas and medical is mine. That's why I have set courses in that field for the next four years.
  • CE527MCE527M Registered User Posts: 4,989 Senior Member
    That`s a great plan you have! Too often, I see students not care, or just not think about their other years of high school, and then they aren`t set for college, or aren`t accepted to too great of one because they didn`t zero in on something they liked.
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