I am a junior in high school and I know I have a long ways to go in terms of school. Freshman and half of sophomore year my grades were so terrible (c's, d's, and f's). This caused my GPA to go down to a 1.6. By the end of my second semester of 10th grade I raised my GPA to a 2.4. I just finished my first semester of junior year with 5 A's and 2 B's. I am doing better than I did a few years ago because I actually try and I am no longer ill. I don't take any honors, AP, or ACP classes. I am in all regulars and my counselor seems to think that that's the best option for me. She put me in ICP (integrated chemistry-physics) which is the super easy version of chemistry. I don't have much high school left. I'm going to take chemistry and anatomy next year as well as some required classes. I know my counselor will fight me on this because she sees little to no potential in me. I have dedicated myself the past year to studying and I really do care about my work. I want to challenge myself. I had bump in the road at the beginning of high school because of my health. While most of my classmates take higher level classes I take regular. Do any of you think it's possible to do pre med and come out strong with dedication? Have any of you ever done bad in high school or didn't take an AP class in high school and was still successful in becoming a doctor? Whenever I picture my future, all I see is me being a doctor and I want nothing else. I just want to your thoughts and opinions on all of this and your own stories if you'd like to share.