<p>Hi. This is my first thread on CC.
I need advices about getting into college.
I am a sophomore in public high school (near Los Angeles. 2500+ students).
I moved to the USA in April 2011 (from Russia). I took a test in our School Unified District Office. They put me in ESL (4th level out of 5) classes and Algebra 1 (even though I did 25/25 correct).
My counselor told me that I won't get credits for any of the classes that year (I came too late).
So, my schedule in April-June looked like this:</p>
<p>ESL 4 Reading
ESL 4 Writing
Intro World History
<p>I went to summer school and did ESL 4. There, I realized that I don't ESL classes.
In September, I got out of ESL and now I'm in Regular English.</p>
<p>In April-June I got 100% in Algebra 1 (well, of course. We were studying PreCal stuff in Russia). It was the only class I got credits for (my teacher is a very kind man).
In September, I was in Geometry. I tested out of it in the beginning of October, and now I am in Honors Algebra 2.</p>
<p>So, my schedule and grades for 1st semester (10th grade) are:</p>
<p>Biology (I need it in order to graduate) (B)
Honors Algebra 2 (A)
World History (A)
Jazz Band (I'm a keyboardist) (A)
English 10 (A)</p>
<p>I was sick for two weeks, and that affected my grades (that's why I got Bs in PE and Biology)</p>
<p>I'm sure that I'll have all As this semester. My W GPA will be 3.98. And UW GPA will be 3.83.</p>
<p>I want to become an aerospace engineer. I know chemistry, and I had it in Russia. I want to take AP Physics B next year. Should I take Chemistry over the summer? Will my app look better because of that? </p>
<p>So, my junior year schedule will look like this:
PE (I need credits for the 2nd semester of freshman year)
AP Physics B
Health 1st semester, Career Prep 2nd semester (need credits)</p>
<p>I just wanna know what should I do to get into good colleges like UCLA, USC, maybe even UCB.</p>
<p>I can't have many ECs now, because I'm teaching my younger sister how to speak English. I spend about 2 hours a day on that. But I'm in 2 bands that are after school. And I'm a volunteer in local Armenian Church (by the way, I'm Armenian). </p>
<p>Advice people please. Thank you very much!!!</p>