Hi! I’m currently planning my schedule for my junior year of high school and I’m debating whether I should take AP chem or AP envisci. For context, the other AP classes I’ll be taking are AP calc BC, APUSH, AP lang, and AP compsci A. I love chemistry but I know AP chem is notorious for being an extremely difficult and challenging course, which is why I was thinking of taking AP envisci since it’s an easier course. For context I want to pursue computer science as my major in college, but I’m also passionate about social issues and I thought AP envisci might help me learn more about environmental activism. Does anyone have any advice? Any help would be appreciated!!
AP Chem will certainly be seen as more rigorous and valuable in college admissions. If you are currently successful in a course load that leads to this plan, I suspect you have the capability to succeed. Your current teachers would know better, as would your counselor and maybe parents, so consult with them.
(fwiw, my D is currently a Junior in BC, Lang, USH, Chem APs plus French 4 and two DE courses and has 739/740 points in APChem (100% first two grading periods and current). So high talent students can certainly succeed in the class.)