<p>I'm planning on taking 3 of the following science courses next year:</p>
<p>Chemistry Honors (Highest Chem course at our school)
AP Enivronmental Science</p>
<p>This year, I'm taking AP Physics B and I have A's for both semesters.
I also have some other choices- AP Stats, AP Music Theory, AP Computer Science that could be chosen in place of APES. </p>
<p>Would some of the information learned in each be useful for the other classes? I heard that APES is a bit of everything including chemistry and biology. In that case, should I take APES even though it is considered the "easy" AP? Do most competitive colleges just unweight the extra 1.0 GPA or what? From what I've heard, most people self-study this course instead. Why/why not should I take AP Environmental Science? </p>
<p>I have fair interested in the subject and it would probably help improve my reading and writing skills (which I need for the SAT). I loved Biology this year</p>
<p>Generally, should junior courses be more rigorous than senior courses? I have the following senior courses mapped out:</p>
AP Amer. Govt.
AP Comp Sci.
AP Music Theory (mabye)
AP Stats (if enough people sign up for it)</p>
<p>Since I'm planning to take Chemistry Honors in my junior year and the same teacher teaches AP Comp Sci (he doesn't teach at all and gives hard tests/quizzes), it would be a better idea to take the classes in different years right? That way, if I really do hate his teaching style, I'll be free from more stress than if I took both of the classes together. He is the ONLY person who teaches both classes... unfortunately. =[</p>
<p>Would taking 3 sceince courses junior year look bad? I mean they all complement each other a bit.. I'm planning on taking AP stats and AP Comp Sci. senior year. Why shouldn't I take those 3 science courses next year?</p>
<p>It doesn't look bad; it's just a little much. Science classes require more time because of the lab period. It just makes more sense to spread them out. And to answewr the environmental science question, many people at my school do think it looks bad and so they don't take it. Also, a 5 gets you half the credit a 5 in Bio does, so I think that tells you right there that colleges don't care as much about it.</p>