Am I making an honest mistake with my course schedule?

<p>Hey all. I've been considering what my teachers have been teling me about my math course for the rest of high school. I'm not sure whether or not I'm making a mistake by dropping out of my current honors course, but would like to know your opinions.</p>

<p>Current option:
-Pre-calculus over summer
-AP Calculus AB next school year (and will most likely take an outside class for BC test)
-AP statistics SR year
-AP Physics C would be available to me since I would have gotten A's in pre-calc
-With AP Calc AB and Phys C, the doors to National AP scholar award are in reach for me if I successfully self-study 3 APs. If I don't, AP Scholar w/ Distinction is a certain.</p>

<p>Teacher's option/opinion:
-No pre-calc over the summer
-Pre-calc Honors / Calc A during the school year
-AP Calculus BC in SR year
-NO AP Physics C, so national AP scholar award would be almost impossible, unless I self-study about 4 APs. I would need to self study 1 AP for AP Scholar w/ Distinction.</p>

<p>What do you guys think? If some are you are a little uneasy about my capabilities for self-studying 3~4 APs, I'm pretty sure I can handle it, since I don't have many ECs.</p>

<p>Have you taken AP tests in the past? And are you planning to have National AP Scholar by Senior year?</p>

<p>I have only taken 1 AP test in my sophomore year (previous school year, I'm becoming a junior). I'm planning on getting the AP scholar awards by the end of jr year, since that is the deadline for them.</p>

<p>If you think you can handle it, then go for it. Are you planning to take AP physics C off of pre-calculus alone? That might be difficult.</p>

<p>To be honest, AP Physics C is well known to be a pretty easy class in my school, though that comes from there being a bad teacher and doing pretty much nothing in that class. I'm quick with science, though, and have already considered what you've stated.</p>

<p>I say go for your option. If you are thinking about taking those classes, then I'm pretty sure you can handle it.</p>

<p>Also if you can for sure handle self-study 3 APs, then go for it.</p>

<p>Alright, thank you.
Still looking for more opinions!</p>

<p>Do your current option. Even if you don't get as good of grades you would get with the teachers' option, I think colleges would like your incentive to challenge yourself. Pre-calculus over the summer will prepare you well enough for Calculus AB. Also, I doubt you'll have trouble self-studying 3 APs in 2 years. Just pick easy subjects or subjects that you like (or native languages, maybe).</p>

<p>Sorry, if I didn't make it clear, Pi, but I meant 3 or 4 APs in one year since I'm currently a rising junior</p>

<p>Definitely stick with your schedule. It's more impressive and gives you the AP scholar option. The teacher might be worried that you're overloading yourself based on what he knows about you, so you'll definitely have to push yourself.</p>

<p>I think it's fine selfing 3-4 APs. Just manage your time properly.</p>

<p>What APs do you plan to self?</p>

<p>I plan to self Human Geo, Psych, macro, and micro
I really don't think the teachers are worried about me overloading myself; it's more like they want me to stay on the honors track for calc BC. they believe calc BC is way more impressive than AB, but the fact that BC would take place in my junior year seems not so great to me.</p>