Class list for 11th grader

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  1. Serve.USA

    Serve.USA Member

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    I recently got my class schedule for this upcoming school year;

    Dual Enrolled English
    Dual Enrolled History
    AP Macro Econ.
    AP Micro Econ.
    Calculus- Honors
    AP Calculus
    Chemistry II- Honors
    Biology II- Honors

    * Dual Enrolled is when you take a college class in high school, very similar to AP but you get credit without having to take an AP exam.

    -Will West Point look down upon these Dual enrolled classed because there is no AP english or AP history offered this year?

    There is no AP chemistry offered this year which is a concern, so I can either take Biology II and AP Biology, or can take Chem II and Biology II due to Chem II and AP Biology being at the same time? Or should I try to take online AP physics instead of Biology II or Chem II?

    Maybe I should drop one AP Economics class so I can take possibly something else?

    Im really confused what to do and am wondering how competitive I will be if I dont get to take AP chem until senior year second semester? Will me taking AP chem senior year have any weight during their deciding?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated and please feel free to list any suggestions to change my schedule to better suit what West Point expects in a competitive canidate?:smile:
     
  2. kinnem

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    Don't bother with the online courses.... take what the school offers. If AP Chem isn't offered, then it's not offered and you needn't worry. as long as your taking the toughest courses you can at your school you'll be fine. They'll know AP Chem was not an option for you.

    Probably my personal bias here, but I think everyone should take micro and macro economics prior to college graduation. Looks like a chance to knock then out here and perhaps have some backup college credits in hand for plan B. Now if only I could have convinced DS to take those courses.... :rolleyes:
     
  3. Serve.USA

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    Forgot to mention that both the Econ classes are online as well
     
  4. Dixieland

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    I think you should run your schedule and questions by your FFR or MALO. I'm not familiar with the kind of school where so many classes are online.

    Please keep in mind that West Point will require recommendations from a math, English, and chemistry or physics teacher. Even though candidates ask every year, no, you cannot substitute your biology teacher.

    From the stickies at the top of the USMA forum page: "Make sure that in High School, you take 4 years of math (including Trig and Pre-Cal), 4 years of English, 4 years of science (including 2 years of lab science), 1 year of US history, 2 years of foreign language. Geography, economics, government and a basic computing class are recommended as well."
     

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