kinda long, tldr at bottom
Pretty much what it says in the title. I’m in junior year, picked a stupid schedule, and am getting savagely mauled by it.
I have a 4.0 UW and 7.0 W gpa I really want/need (strict parents) to preserve. I’m 3 weeks into school, and I really don’t think that’s going to happen.
I’m currently doing AP lang, calc BC, us history, govt & politics, physics 1, and econ. There’s also an honors Spanish in there plus ECs and online coursework.
My main issue is english and calc. I can do english, but I hate it with every fibre of my being, and it takes so much time. I also just got destroyed on the first calc test, and looking ahead on the syllabus makes me wanna take up abusing adderall.
If I keep all 6 APs, I’m going to end up with the first non-A’s on my transcript and a downward trend in GPA. My school doesn’t have honors calculus or 11th grade english (only accelerated courses), so there’ll also be an obvious dip in course rigour as well.
No idea what to do, but I have until the start of December to drop without it being put on my transcript. I have an appointment on Monday with my counsellor to see how it might affect my weighted and rigour. I’ll have ~7 weeks to convince my parents to sign off if I do decide to drop.
tldr: being utterly brutalised, do I try to maintain 4.0 gpa or course rigour?