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Is AP Right For Me?

clightfield24clightfield24 Registered User Posts: 148 Junior Member
Currently a freshmen in high school. Have a big understanding in basically every class. I don't study for anything. I think that that will hurt be later in life, that I make a habit of succeeding without studying.

I get easy A's without studying, and slacking off, and sometimes even shutting my eyes during class (not during like teach time, but during like videos or work time. I can't work in a classroom, I like to work alone where I can think aloud and do my own thing (I don't cheat for my A's).

I am extremely interested in computer science, and I have been since I was about 9. I was 8 or 9 when I developed my first game. I know html pretty well (haven't used for years so it's not as great as possible).

I am wondering if it would be better for me to begin AP science, math, and computer class.
What do they consist of?

I think it's a good idea to so that I get in the habit of studying.

One Important Note: My school does not offer any AP classes. We have to take them online and only about the top 5 students in each grade level take them (I am in that range).

It is my understanding also that any age can take them if they are ready, but I am not 100% sure.
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Replies to: Is AP Right For Me?

  • clightfield24clightfield24 Registered User Posts: 148 Junior Member
    Bumping this
  • TheMizuTheMizu Registered User Posts: 143 Junior Member
    Maybe try the class you like the best for one year since you are so young. Be aware that AP Calculus requires knowledge up through Precal, so you might not be prepared for that yet. Depending on the course, the AP sciences can get difficult. AP Bio or AP Chem might be good if you have a solid foundation in biology and chemistry.
    I have no experience with AP Comp. Sci., but I believe if you are passionate and naturally good at it, it shouldn't be that bad.
    Don't forget other AP's -- psychology, history, etc. Try and be well-rounded with the things you study, but don't go overboard with AP especially since you are so young.
    Good luck. :)
  • MITer94MITer94 Registered User Posts: 4,747 Senior Member
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