I am a sophomore in high school and am planning on majoring in engineering or computer science.
These are the courses I'm planning to take my junior year:
- taking this because I want to improve in writing; will probably help with ACT and college essays
- should be a breeze
- will receive at most 5 hours of homework a week, so it's pretty easy
- it is online because school does not offer Chinese at school but pays for online course
AP Computer Science A
- considering going into computer science, or another STEM field where I can apply my computer science skills
- should be really easy, as so I've heard
AP Physics I&II
- planning on majoring in STEM-related fields, seriously considering becoming an engineer, and physics is important for engineering
- notorious for being the hardest course out of all grade levels
- I am on the advanced math track; this is the farthest I can go since I can't skip math levels
College Prep US History (essentially regular-level history)
Does this seem like a good schedule for when I become a senior?
I decided not to take AP Seminar and AP US History even though I am interested in them because I thought it would be a complete overkill. Although it would be nice to take more APs and learn more things, I want to put myself first and not sacrifice too much sleep for all these APs. I know I can manage 4 APs so I'm generally happy with my schedule. However, some of my classmates are taking more APs than me, so I'm worried if this is going to put me at a disadvantage for college applications. I didn't think it would hurt to not take those aforementioned AP courses since I am going to be majoring in STEM and doing a minor in business.
Would it hurt though? Does anyone have any suggestions? Any advice is appreciated :)