I am a rising senior. I am debating on what to take for my final year of high school and hoping to beef up my college apps as much as possible as it is my last year of high school and I want to apply to highly selective schools (such as Rice, WashU, UPenn).
I want to go on the pre-med track and probably major in biochemistry. My current schedule looks like this:
core classes: Ap Literature, AP chem, AP Gov/ AP Econ, AP Calc
Elective: AP Physics C??, band, AP Stat, Independent student mentorship class
I, unfortunately, did not realize how important foreign language was in the college apps process. I stopped after freshman year meaning that I have 2 years of Spanish foreign lang credit.
I have an “open” spot for electives in which I’m not really sure what is best to take. Right now I have taken AP Physics C (hence the question mark) but I am not sure that is the best choice anymore as I am not naturally good at physics and I feel like that would be a lot of stress especially with college apps. I am debating between taking Spanish 3 (even though I have had 2 years of gap), AP Physics 2 (as it is good for pre-med according to the college board), or AP Environmental Science (as it is an easier ap class and it will allow me to have less stress and focus on college applications and other extracurriculars while still being a science class).
I do not mind putting in extra work but I just want to make sure that it is worth it and I am going in the right direction. Could someone give me a recommendation on the best class to take or even suggest a different class for me?
Thank you so much!