High School Senior Schedule
I will be an incoming senior this September and I will be taking 7 APs. I've been vacillating on whether I should switch some APs for others, or to just drop some of them entirely. My projected schedule is:
1. AP Physics B
2. AP Psychology
3. AP Art History
4. AP English Literature
5. AP Environmental Science
6. AP Spanish Language
7. AP Calculus AB
My school is on a block schedule. So on odd days, I have periods 1, 3, 5, and 7 and on even days, I have period 2, 4, 6, and 7. I have period 7 everyday. If I drop a certain class, the order of my classes might be rearranged. I don't want that to happen because I REALLY LIKE the balance I have. I know very well that I'm biting off way more than I can possibly chew with 7 APs, but I'm really determined and giving this my last "hoorah" in the college admission game. To make this more manageable for myself, I was thinking about dropping AP Physics which I'm assuming will be the hardest class in my schedule, and instead changing it to AP Statistics. Is this a wise move?
To put this in perspective, I've taken 4 APs already. I took AP US History as a sophomore and AP European History, AP Biology, and AP Government as a junior. My goal is to one day become a pediatrician. I took AP Biology along with Chemistry Honors as a junior. I don't see myself taking AP Chemistry as much as I wish I had the guts to do so. I was so confused in Chemistry Honors and AP Chemistry would be suicide for me. Would I be at a significant disadvantage in college if I don't take it? How about in context of not taking AP Physics? Can anyone from personal experience shed some light on this?
Thanks in advance for your replies.
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