My DS is an rising sophmore and its a childhood dream to obtain an appointment to the Air Force Academy. DS has done exceptionally well in academics but is not a star athlete. DS is currently on the football but does not have any leadership position. DS is currently the lead builder on the Robotics Team and is currently a C/TS in CAP and currently the Logistics Person for the Squadron. DS loves CAP and is trying to position himself to achieve the Spaatz by graduation in 2019. Question: DS just heard from a individual who is currently applying to the Academy that DS shouldn't take any AP classes because if DS doesn't get a good final grade, the Academy looks down on it. DS current sophmore schedule is 4 honor clases in English, Chemistry, Alg II/Trig and Spanish and plans is to take AP English, AP Chemistry and AP US Govt in his Junior year and AP Calc and AP Physics is Senior. Will taking all these AP classes hurt him if he doesn't do well in them and should he stick with just taking honor classes.