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Rate my 4 year plan!

thelittleswimmerthelittleswimmer Registered User Posts: 875 Member
edited December 2015 in High School Life
I would really appreciate any feedback for my 4 year plan (freshman currently)! I hope my schedule looks well-balanced. If it helps, I'd like to pursue an occupation in medicine, hence some of my electives. I guess the only thing that worries me is that my counselor let me know that for junior and senior year, my lunch period would basically be nonexistent, due to a lot of other elective required courses I have to take for credit...

9: Hon. Physics
10: AP Bio (already have taken Hon. Bio and Hon. Chem for credit, so that's why I'm skipping straight to AP)
11: AP Chem
12: AP Physics I & II

Another option my counselor preferred was for me to repeat Honors Chemistry in 10th grade and take AP Bio & AP Chem junior year, mainly for the labs they do in Hon. Chemistry. I'm hesitant to do this since the Hon. Chemistry course I have taken already covers 95% of what the high school's does from looking at the syllabus&textbook and taking both AP Bio Chem junior year would impact my schedule significantly.


Hon. PreCalc
AP Calc BC
AP Stat
Math class at local university


US & World History I
US & World History II
AP Euro
AP World


Hon. Eng I
Hon. Eng II
Hon. American Lit (required course.)
AP Lang & Comp


Photography I, Art I
Art II, Art III
Art IV


Latin II
Latin III
Latin IV
Latin V

Electives/Other Courses:

9: ---
10: Principles of Biomed Sci. ||| Marketing Research or Business Entrepreneurship (required courses)?
11: Anatomy&Physiology ||| American Gov, Personal Finance in summer (required courses)
12: Med. Interventions

For freshman and sophomore year, I also have the required PE and Health classes for both semesters.

Thank you!!

Replies to: Rate my 4 year plan!

  • wonderfulreadswonderfulreads Registered User Posts: 212 Junior Member
    Science: This all looks fine, but I would possibly recommend taking AP Physics your sophomore year, and then taking AP Biology and AP Chemistry, for memory sakes.
    Math: When you say continuing at a local university, do you mean continuing on to Calc III and Differential Equations? If so, I would probably recommend doing that your junior year as well, instead of a gap year of no calculus (since AP Stats is only algebra based).
    History: Are you taking regular history freshman/sophomore because there is no honors available or because you struggle in history? Going from regular to AP could be a bit of a class shock, but is definitely doable, as long as you are prepared for it. Again, the order seems a little weird to me. Shouldn't AP World be taken right after you finish "& World History I + II", then AP Euro?
    English: Looks peachy.
    Electives: Looks peachy.

    Make sure to get clarification on all required courses, and to get those all done one way or another.
  • thelittleswimmerthelittleswimmer Registered User Posts: 875 Member
    edited December 2015

    Thanks for the feedback! I really appreciate it.

    Science: I thought about taking AP Physics sophomore year, but generally it's a senior course and known to be the absolute hardest at my HS in terms of classwork, teachers, and exams. I admit that Physics isn't my best science class as well (I prefer Biology and Chemistry :) ).

    Math: Yes, I was thinking about either Calc III or Differential Equations for senior year. Unfortunately, my school requires 3 years of math in order to graduate, hence the AP Stat class. Additionally, my GC told me that if I took a math course at the university, it would be on my own time and would not be included in my high school credits, but I'll look into it to see if I can take an additional math course at the university junior year.

    History: I'm taking regular history freshman/sophomore since there is no honors available. Switching AP World and AP Euro around makes sense--I'll remember to change that on my schedule!

  • wonderfulreadswonderfulreads Registered User Posts: 212 Junior Member
    @thelittleswimmer Ah, well that all makes sense. I hope everything works out!
  • thelittleswimmerthelittleswimmer Registered User Posts: 875 Member
  • SightreaderSightreader Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
    Quick question: Isn't human body systems (the second level of biomedical sciences) between PBS and MI? On your schedule, you skip that class. Other than that, it looks good.
  • thelittleswimmerthelittleswimmer Registered User Posts: 875 Member
    @Sightreader: Between PBS and MI, my school gives me the option to take either Human Body Systems or Anatomy and Physiology. I decided to take Anatomy and Physiology instead because it goes more in depth :)
  • awesomepolyglotawesomepolyglot Registered User Posts: 3,807 Senior Member
    Are you from VA by any chance?
  • BucketsUCSCBucketsUCSC Registered User Posts: 783 Member
    @thelittleswimmer as oppose to taking AP stats why not take AP Calc AB sophomore year, then Calc BC Junior Year, and then Calc 3 senior year
  • thelittleswimmerthelittleswimmer Registered User Posts: 875 Member
    @awesomepolyglot: No, I'm not from VA. :)

    @BucketsUCSC: Calc BC generally covers all of Calc AB in the first semester so it would basically be an accelerated repeat. I thought about that option, but my counselor wouldn't let me take both for that reason.
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