Hi Friends! First, let me apologize in advance because I do not know how to use College Confidential well. From the very minimal college research I have done, it seems that junior year is a pretty important year regarding academics. I would really appreciate some advice regarding which classes I should take in my junior year and whether self-studying is a good idea. For context, I go to a small (public) school in the middle of nowhere in Florida, so no Disney or Sea World around here haha.
So my school is an early college program but I can take additional courses through Florida Virtual School which is available to all public school students for free. My school only allows me to take AP electives, foreign language, or history on there. So to the point of this post here is what I have so far and I was wondering which I should go with or whether you guys have better options!
AP European History
Organic chemistry 1 (taking AP this year)
Introduction to Philosophy
Written Communications 1
Introduction to Eastern Philosophy
Written Communications 2
Organic Chemistry 2
My full-year classes would be AP Spanish Language, AP Computer Science A, and self-studying AP Psychology or AP biology.
So the alternative schedule I was thinking of was not taking orgo in high school and doing biology on my community college instead and replacing philosophy with a core class because I was told that it’s better than taking electives. Please let me know what you think and whether this course load is rigorous (I am aiming for ~T20 universities)?