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High School Class of 2020

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  • ltwixsterltwixster Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    @Microsoft_Ninja I'm in honors precalc too, you aren't alone
  • collegeready33collegeready33 Registered User Posts: 149 Junior Member
    Just out of curiosity what math class is it best to take before taking the Math II Subject Test? I'm taking the Chem Subject Test in June when my class is over. Are you guys taking any subject tests, or the SAT or ACT? If so what or when?
    *lol sorry for the boatload of questions
  • Microsoft_NinjaMicrosoft_Ninja Registered User Posts: 89 Junior Member
    You take sat math 2 after precalculus
  • Microsoft_NinjaMicrosoft_Ninja Registered User Posts: 89 Junior Member
    I'm taking physics and math sat this year
  • nick3162nick3162 Registered User Posts: 125 Junior Member
    edited November 22
    How does this plan for SAT II's sound to you guys...

    I'm currently taking AP US History, in addition to Honors Precalculus. Logically, it would then make sense for me to move on and take Math II and History subject tests, am I not mistaken?

    I feel a bit of pressure off of the fact that 2 out of the 3 of my subject tests will be my sophomore year, though I will be saving Physics for junior.

    Are there any objections to this? Should I be saving more subject tests for 11th grade?
  • anthonytheboyanthonytheboy Registered User Posts: 300 Junior Member
    @Microsoft_Ninja I'm in Algebra 2, XD, so...

    Have a good day!
  • Microsoft_NinjaMicrosoft_Ninja Registered User Posts: 89 Junior Member
    @nick3162

    that plan is perfectly fine, in fact it's great. It will receive pressure for you next year, when you also have to take the real sat next year. Imagine having to take the sat and three sat subject tests in 1 year? not good right?
  • nick3162nick3162 Registered User Posts: 125 Junior Member
    @Microsoft_Ninja

    Yeah definitely, I hear what you mean. I guess there's not much of a way around it though, if you aren't taking AP Sciences or Precalc as a sophomore.
  • wydlifewydlife Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    Is anyone still debating whether to select AP or IB? I understand most of you already have the chance to take AP this year but for me, its about the GPA and diploma program. I think this year, with all honors (expect gym) the maximum GPA is a 4.5, but with AP its around a 5.0 and then some IB classes + AP is a 5.4
    My school is going to do a reunion type of thing, but I just don't know.
    How is the AP rigor for some of you?
    What did you hear about the IB rigor at your schools?
  • MahindraMahindra Registered User Posts: 363 Member
    @wydlife I would stick with AP. It's less hassle for the same college credits. In fact, I think I read somewhere that colleges only place a slightly greater emphasis on IB than AB.
  • Microsoft_NinjaMicrosoft_Ninja Registered User Posts: 89 Junior Member
    @wydlife

    here's a complicated answer:

    the rigor would depend on the number of AP's you take. The choice between AP and IB depend on what you as a person want. For example, at my school IB is mainly for people who enjoy humanities classes, like english. This is evident in the IB program itself, as most of the required classes (e.x theory of knowledge) are humanities classes. I am a STEM person, so I'll stick with AP stem classes. Also, what's the point of IB, are you planning on going to college somewhere outside the U.S?
  • thehhs12thehhs12 Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    Wow! Next year I am talking:
    APUSH
    AP Lang
    Pre-Calc H
    AP Stats
    AP Environmental
    AP Psychology
    Penn State Business or either or AP Econ
  • MahindraMahindra Registered User Posts: 363 Member
    edited November 27
    Is anyone planning to apply to MIT RSI in 11th grade?
  • Microsoft_NinjaMicrosoft_Ninja Registered User Posts: 89 Junior Member
    @Mahindra

    I am, even though there's nothing special about me. I have zero awards lol.
  • MahindraMahindra Registered User Posts: 363 Member
    @Microsoft_Ninja You could do olympiads (ex. USACO, USABO). I've heard they help in college admissions plus many RSI admittees have done them
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