Thanks again all.
1–While the students have 8 classes, only 6 meet per day on a rotating 4 day schedule. (It is so confusing as to what she has each day). There is a designated lunch where the whole school has lunch at the same time. The second half of lunch the teachers (and counselors I think) are required to be available to meet with students. That is also when science labs meet (on the day your science class is right after lunch) and when most clubs meet.
2–The schedule is pretty regimented on what classes you can take. For example, all sophomores must take, English II, Chemistry, US History I, the second year of your world language and PE II. The only choices she has is either to Pre-Calc or drop math (she has met the state requirement so if she wanted could drop math, though of course she is not doing that), the elective spot (AP Econ) and PLTW (AP Comp. Sci. Princ.) which she committed to the program. Things open up a bit junior year with various science classes, but English, History and PE are still required classes and the only difference is the level.
3–I would have to take the blame for the AP Econ, it is the only AP that meets the business/finance requirement to graduate. She wanted to take it as a senior. I thought 5 APs were too many senior year and said she should think about taking it as a sophomore. Maybe that was bad advice??
4–We strongly encouraged her against Latin, but she was insistent and we let her make the pick. (We both took French). And so far, it is her favorite class, so I guess she knew better than us.
5–Agree on counselor, we are encouraging her to reach out early in the new year, if she hasn’t heard from her yet. You can get to 7 APs junior and 6 senior year if you worked at it (would have to drop world language to do it), but IMO the benefit of Psychology/World/Euro to an engineering major isn’t worth it–so that would leave Bio, Chem, Enviro and Stats. Doubling up on science (with the labs and losing time for clubs) seems like a lot. Which is what the discussion with he is about. Additionally, she is Fall/Spring athlete so she is not getting home until dinner time at the earliest as it is.
6–There is no Honors Latin IV and PE is required all 4 years.
Thanks again! The insight is awesome.