I'm a current 10th grader at Andover and I'm in process of choosing my classes for next year. I signed up for english, history, math, foreign language, bio, and acting. However, I'm worried because NONE of my classes are AP prep classes. (ok some can choose to take the APUSH exam after history but the course isn't designed to). To be honest, this entire school year has been extremely rough for me academically wise because my grades are struggling and so are my stress levels.
At my old high school, I had the option of taking two AP's my sophomore year because it's an easier school. Here at Andover, I'm struggling with regular/honors classes because my school is so rigorous so idk if I'll be able to stack up on advanced placement courses.
In my situation, is it better to leave the Academy or stay and continue with what I have?? Here is a pros/cons list of my old high school and my current school:
OLD HIGH SCHOOL
pros: classes are MUCH easier, mostly A/A+ grades, student ranking likely in top 1-10
cons: unranked small suburban high school, club offerings are weak, class offerings are limited (there is no BC calc, computer science, etc)
pros: one of the best high schools in the us, a LOT of opportunities for extracurriculars, amazing relationship with students and faculty, i have a lot of fun!
cons: the academics are very very difficult at least for me bc I'm not used to the rigor, I'm constantly stressed, my grades are below/at the school average.