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What High School Classes Should I Take?

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June 19, 2019 / By Neile
Question: Well, My first question is I had CP Biology when I was a Freshman in HS. I had Environmental Science when I was a Sophomore. Now I'm a soon to be Junior once I get my Scheduled Classes. Can I request to be put into AP Bio. I love science and I want to pursue a career in it but I don't know if I can request it or do I have to be a minimum GPA. How is it in your school or how did you do it. Also I want to know how Hard would it be from that jump. I found CP Bio to be interesting but not hard. I like challenges but would it be smart. Whats the Pros and Cons of the Move and of the course. I hate history since its boring but I do good in it. Should I seek AP US History or just stay with CP. English is another good one which I don't know about the AP course for it. I don't like Math that much so I would stick with basic not only to stay with a comfort zone but just because its annoying. I think its repetitive. I Don't have to take Chemistry but I want to also since it will look good on my Transcript. The other question is would I be able to take so many classes in 1 year. I have enough credits to graduate by the end of this year so technically in my senior year I would only have to take basic electives which I would add other AP Classes and Honors Classes just to be more prepared for the SAT and College. I also like Environmental Science and I did really good with it but it was too easy is the AP or Honors version of it better? So What do you think? Is it over kill for so many classes what would my work load be? Note: My counselor will say pretty much nothing thats useful for this situation especially since she is the one in charge of doing another 1,000 some odd kids for now. I don't want to change my schedule in the Middle of the year so I need to tell her exactly what I want.
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Lotus Lotus | 1 day ago
[1]"Can I request to be put into AP Bio. I love science and I want to pursue a career in it but I don't know if I can request it or do I have to be a minimum GPA" [[a]] Im pretty sure you can (; you do need to have good grades, though (that's how it is in most schools). So I'm pretty sure you need to be at least in the A or B range. But last year, [[freshman year]] i took physics, and in my NEW school for sophomore year they only have the option of chemistry. So basically, I'm skipping biology and getting right ahead to Chemistry, and the school system agreed to that (you need 3 years of science, not any specific subject). I don't think it will be that hard. Since im basically skipping biology, and bio kind of feeds into chemistry, im going to Barnes and noble to buy a book on Bio and i will just study that to catch up. If you are a good student, im sure you will be able to handle it. (: I think it will be good to take it, because it will look amazing on your college applications. who knows? You might be interested in a career involving science. [2]"Is it over kill for so many classes what would my work load be?" If you stay organized, im pretty sure it won't be overkill. I don't know the requirement for your school/ district area, but you should look in your student handbook/ course selection handbook. They have all the answers. Sorry, im only a sophomore so i can't tell you the difficulty of the classes. But i can tell you one thing: If you DO love science, stick with it. Colleges will see how determined you are about the subject, which they LOVE. So if you really like science and want to stick to it, do it. Math will look GREAT on your transcripts, so don't drop that subject. English is less important than math, but if you like it than i suggest taking AP. History--well THAT subject everyone can manage AP. Just STAY ORGANIZED. If you don't slack you will excell. Once you start to slack a little it keeps slipping. So just remember to keep it up and then it won't be overkill (:
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Kathlyn Kathlyn
most colleges are going to want student to take in HS: 4 years of english 3 years of science-with two labs 3 years of math-algebra 1&2 geometry 2/3 years of the same foreign language 2 years of history- US and World. Having calculus and physics is a good idea. The more honors and AP classes the better. If you already have taken environmental Science I would not take it again at a higher level. How AP and honor level classes work at our HS doesn't matter. You need to find out how they work at yours. Have you talked to the AP Bio teacher?
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Kathlyn Originally Answered: In a sentence, not at the beginning, would i capitalize High School? or would the sentence be high school?
No, it would be lower cased - so high school. It would be capitalized if it was part of a school's name. Like Riverdale High School or something like that. Not when in just normal basic use.
Kathlyn Originally Answered: In a sentence, not at the beginning, would i capitalize High School? or would the sentence be high school?
No, keep it in the lower case. The only time to capitalize that would be if you were talking about a specific high school, such as New York High School. The general words are not capitalized. :)

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