junior year schedule?

<p>i'm having issues w/ my junior year schedule, can you tell me what you think? I want to go to a competitive college like Stanford, or Yale.</p>

<p>Fall:
AP Calc BC
AP US History
Physics
Speech and Debate</p>

<p>Spring:
AP English Language
AP Physics B
Calculus D/Linear Algebra (College classes offered at my school)
Creative Writing/Poetry</p>

<p>The problem is my counselor won't let me take AP Physics without taking physics first, so I can't add another AP. But then I will only have 4 APs my junior year! Another problem is Calc D, though it is a hard class, is not weighted.</p>

<p>this year i took AP World, AP Calc AB and AP Computer Science.</p>

<p>should I drop physics and ap physics for two other ap classes (like ap bio or ap enviromental science? or drop calc D and take AP bio instead.</p>

<p>i am more into math/physics, but i like biology and enviromental science.</p>

<p>Please help! thanks! <3</p>

<p>Only 4 APs? I'll be taking a max of 4 my whole time in high school. Admittedly, I'm not aiming for HYPSM, but I am aiming for a top LAC. You should be fine with "just" 4 AP classes in a year.</p>

<p>I took 4 junior year and the majority of people in my school who are aiming for competitive schools take 3-4 and my school has some VERY great admissions results (out of 350ish in senior class 6 or 7 HYPSMs along with another 10-20 nonHYP Ivies). Is the physics at least honors? I think dropping math would be a VERY bad idea.</p>

<p>I have a general question about schools that have different classes each semester, how are you prepared for AP exams if the class is finished 4-5 months before?</p>

<p>hmmm okay. thanks for the advice. does your school offer lots of AP classes? like 15+? the physics isn't honors, it is just a prerequisite for AP physics B.</p>

<p>we have review sessions on the weekends, and there is lots of cramming involved. =)</p>

<p>I'd say my school offers definitely more than 10 so probably around 13-15? I'd say average taken for the "competitive" applicant by the end of HS is somewhere between 8 and 12.</p>

<p>I'm thinking I am going to stick to this schedule? Ideas?</p>

<p>That's absolutely fine! 4 AP classes, especially when they're bigger APs like US History and Physics, is plenty enough for those schools. (I wish I had the opportunity to take math past Calc BC at my school...)</p>

<p>4 APs? I mean I'm taking 6 my senior year but I'll have a total of 8. Don't worry about it.</p>

<p>Just out of curiosity... why are you taking Calc BC even though you took Calc AB? Honestly I think college admissions officers will look at that and roll their eyes.</p>

<p>I would leave some APs for senior year honestly, to avoid looking like you're taking a year off. They'll see that you're challenging yourself, stop worrying.</p>

<p>Perhaps they teach only second-semester calculus in their BC class, since students have already taken AB? I'm pretty sure the non-AB material in BC is required for multivariable calculus ("Calc D") and beyond...</p>

<p>Geez, I wish my school offered this many AP classes. We only have ONE. And that's AP English and it's a senior level class, so I'll be taking it this year. We have some actual Honors classes and even more CP classes (college prep in case you didn't know). But those obviously aren't as high as AP level. I've taken the toughest classes available all three years and will be this year too, but I feel like I'm a loser compared to some of you people lol. My school just sucks.</p>

<p>Yale and Standford aren't competitive colleges. They're above the competition.</p>

<p>Re: thinkstoomuch11: I feel your pain. My school only has two AP's- US History and AB Calc. We don't have official honors, but there are harder and easier classes. For example, the smart freshmen take Biolgoy while the lower freshmen take Physical Science. Even that doesn't really replace Honors or College Prep, though, so I wish that they would add that.</p>

<p>That's intense to want to take more than 4 ap's... at my school even though a lot of ap's are offered, you are only allowed to take max 3 junior year and 3 senior year</p>

<p>Re: getacar: Yeah it sucks doesn't it? It's one of the reasons I'm not even gonna try to get in an Ivy League, my application wouldn't even really compare to other people's apps</p>

<p>If you are planning to go into physics/engineering, take AP physics C (self-study if you have to). AP physics B is for people who are not serious about physics and plan on going into other areas.</p>

<p>I'm taking BC because I want to have a solid foundation in math. We can't take D without taking BC. I could have skipped AB, but i didn't. :/</p>

<p>I'm not allowed to take C because it isn't offered second semester, but I'm going to take it my senior year. Is that okay? Or do you think I should self-study this year to do it?</p>

<p>Thanks so much for the input!</p>