My Ultimate IDEAL Schedule

<p>I am a rising sophomore, and I have thought about the classes I will take. I plan to go into law school, but there are rarely any electives in my school related to law, except some business, so I would use some electives spots as AP's. Here's my ideal schedule:</p>

<p>Sophomore Year (Already Determined)
- French II
- Chem. Hon.
- Eng. II Hon.
- Alg. II Hon.
- AP Euro
- AP Psych</p>

<p>Junior Year
- AP Spanish Language<em>/French III
- AP Bio or AP Chem
- AP English Literature
- AP Calc. AB</em>*
- Speech/Debate**</p>

<p><em>= I am a native in Spanish, would it be a waste taking it? I also don't know if colleges look down upon changing the foreign language. That worries me.
</em>= I plan to self study pre calc in summer, you think it's doable?
*= It's mandatory as a 'fine arts' credits, plus, I would like either, honestly.</p>

<p>Senior Year
- AP Calc BC
- AP Macro/AP US Gov.
- AP Eng. Lang.
- AP Bio/Chem (Whichever I did not take in Junior year, possibly Bio?)
- AP Art History
- Philosophy/Computer related class?</p>

<p>I know Sophomore year seems slack, but I took the ones I could, anyhow, please help me out. I would greatly appreciate it. I don't need to know review books, I need to pick between bio or chem, if I could self-study next summer pre calc, stuff like that.</p>

<p>Sounds boring, take tennis or something.</p>

<p>"I plan to self study pre calc in summer, you think it's doable?" Yes, I do. Either find a textbook to go through or learn online through places like Khan</a> Academy</p>

<p>"I need to pick between bio or chem." Since you are planning to take both of them, I would suggest taking whichever you believe to be easier senior year- you'll be so busy that year anyway that you should take the less demanding of the two courses. If it was me, I would take AP chem junior year and AP biology senior year, but this is something that you'll have to decide for yourself.</p>

<p>"I am a native in Spanish, would it be a waste taking it? I also don't know if colleges look down upon changing the foreign language. That worries me." I would take French III; as you said, you're a native in Spanish, so why take the AP class/exam? Colleges won't be impressed that you aced an exam in your native language. I believe you'll get more out of French III, and it will look better on your transcript than switching to AP Spanish Language.</p>

<p>Mandatory fine arts credits got the best of me, too. If you're a math oriented person, definitely self-study precalc during the summer. It's not really my thing, but I enjoyed Calc BC all the same. You could still take the AP Spanish exam without enrolling in the course, right? That's if you really like French. If not, get your language credits in and get it all over with.</p>

<p>Hope that helped. Let me know if you have any more questions. T</p>

<p>I wouldn't say that any of those years seem slack, even sophomore. It looks like you are taking a full, rigorous load of courses. If you had to choose between Bio or Chem, I would say Bio just because it is so much easier. Precalc is not that hard to do on your own if you are strong in math. I know that I personally would have never been able to teach myself Precalc, but I am definitely not the strongest math student out there. Many of my fellow students who were much better at me than math said they thought it was an easy class. Other than that, your schedule looks great. Colleges want to see a schedule like that. But do you have any ECs to go with these?</p>

<p>Since my best subject is math, I'll study it, then. I'll be sure to stick to French, I don't know if I can take the test without course, though. I'd have to ask.</p>

<p>As for bio/chem, thank you, I will take Chem first since I'm strong in math, but also strong in Bio for senior.</p>

<p>EC's, well, I plan to try out for VBall, soccer varsity, Bball, and maybe Track. Any of those, hopefully. In clubs, I plan to join Forensic club, the Young Democrats club, etc...</p>

<p>Precalc over the summer is definitely doable, even if you aren't a math person. I did it and it didn't take much effort. It's good that you're planning early. Good work.</p>

<p>Thank you, I will try to do well in Algebra II to do well in my future math courses.</p>

<p>Sophomore Year - doable.</p>

<p>Btw, why not self-study Precalculus during your sophomore year? I did that when I was a freshman taking Algebra II and my friend did that, too. Or for better preparation, take Precalculus at the community college.</p>

<p>Junior Year - I recommend AP Chem. AP Bio + AP USH may be overkill since you have to absorb so much information for the ap exams.</p>

<p>Senior Year - I don't know how much of an overkill AP Bio + AP Art History is compared to AP Bio + APUSH, but I guess with two years of AP experience in high school, you might be able to handle it.</p>

<p>I'd have to call FIU which I think is the one which does not require me to take the dual enrollment CPT first to take the course, but thank you, I see what you mean. I'll try it out.</p>

<p>And yeah, I was thinking the same of taking ap. chem. first, considering I'll be taking Chem. the year before, I'll have fresh memory.</p>