Class Schedule Junior Year

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  1. Mudge540

    Mudge540 Member

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    Hey all, looking for some advice. I have three AP courses next semester. AP Earth and Environmental Science. AP United States History. AP English 3. This will be my second semester of Junior year. I would like to Peer Tutor for my AP World teacher, I got an A in the class Sophomore year and a 4 on the AP exam. Would this look by in my schedule by admissions board? This teacher will probably write one of my Teacher Recommendations. Thoughts?
     
  2. MiddyB

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    Excellent but what are you doing in the way of Math? Also have you taken Chemistry and/or Physics?


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  3. Mudge540

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    Took Honors Chemistry Sophmore year and got an A. Will take calculus senior year, Will get a B in Honors Pre Cal this year,
     
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    Physics i don't know if i will take, perhaps my senior year as well. Will talk to my guidance councilor but Calculus I will take for sure. The Peer tutor one time wont look too bad with 3 AP right around it will it?
     
  5. MiddyB

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    Peer Tutor will be fine. When you take AP Calculus, definitely shoot for that A. You should definitely look into AP Physics or maybe a higher level Chemistry to take senior year. I was like you and took Chemistry sophomore year and Environmental Sciences junior year but nothing senior year and I regret it. Plus the Academy is STEM centered and they want to see a similar trend in your high school transcript with As beside them.


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  6. MammaMia

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    DS had a study hall first semester of junior year due to a registrar mistake (registered for 7 classes, they only gave him 6, discovered this a week before school started). He was captain of a fall sport team so the extra hour to do homework was welcome. He was taking 3 APs and 2 honors classes that semester (his 6th class was theology, which is not offered in an honors level). He took a class in that study hall slot second semester. He now has an appointment to USNA. In the context of a rigorous schedule, a period spent tutoring shouldn't hurt you, and demonstrates service and leadership. Agree with previous posters that you should also take the highest level of math and science you can (whether that's Chem or Physics - though familiarity with the concepts of physics before you take a college-level course in it is highly recommended).
     
  7. falconchic88

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    Take AP Chem! Some candidates I know met with the Dean of admissions in August and did not have AP Chem on their transcripts or schedules and he specifically told them to CHANGE their schedules around to include AP Chem. The ones that had taken AP Chem already were asked to send in their AP Chem test scores.

    DD had a break in her sched this year due to a scheduling conflict between Latin 4 and AP Physics, she took the AP physics and is Peer Facilitating/Scientific Research for Honors Chem in the open slot. Sometimes there is nothing you can do about scheduling so Peer Facilitating will turn it into a positive leadership experience for you.
     

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