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do I have to take high school AP physics?

I haven't taken any physics in high school. So far I've done honors bio, honors chem, and AP chem. Next year I am taking AP Bio, Calc 3/Differential Equations, AP spanish, AP english, and AP gov. Should I take AP Physics too or would that be too much? The other option would be to take regular physics or AP stats.
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 1612 replies25 threads Senior Member
    Which AP Physics? Physics C typically has a pre-requisite of a previous physics class. Is it Physics 1, as an “honors” version of what you refer to as “regular physics”?

    What is your intended college major, if you have one? Schools generally like/want to see all three sciences, but if you’re focused on a bio/Chem/life sciences major, just Chem and bio would be OK if both at the AP level.

    Is 5 courses (one a lab) your full schedule? My kids typically have 7.4 or 7.9 (lab science being 1.4, gym is .5).

    I’d take physics over stats. AP Physics 1 would be a good fit.
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  • stressedapkidstressedapkid 5 replies3 threads New Member
    RichInPitt wrote: »
    Which AP Physics? Physics C typically has a pre-requisite of a previous physics class. Is it Physics 1, as an “honors” version of what you refer to as “regular physics”?

    What is your intended college major, if you have one? Schools generally like/want to see all three sciences, but if you’re focused on a bio/Chem/life sciences major, just Chem and bio would be OK if both at the AP level.

    Is 5 courses (one a lab) your full schedule? My kids typically have 7.4 or 7.9 (lab science being 1.4, gym is .5).

    I’d take physics over stats. AP Physics 1 would be a good fit.

    It would . be AP Physics 1. I want to be biochem major. 7 classes is my full schedule but I am taking orchestra as well. Thank you!
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  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 8282 replies70 threads Senior Member
    I would definitely take physics in some form but I would lean towards just regular physics.. Talk to your GC to see what's typically done at your school. 6 APs is a lot.
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