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    AP Classes?

    I'm currently a freshman and I want to be enrolled in AP Computer Science. However, my counselor enrolled me in AP Environmental Science. Now I'm thinking of being in both. How hard are these classes? (I have some experience in programming; basic knowledge of C++)

    Requirements:
    1 year of HS algebra
    Biology & Chemistry taken

    I'm in Pre-calc so I meet the standards for math. However, I didn't take Chem yet. (In Biology atm)

    I know that a game hacking forum isn't really a great place to discuss topics like this, but hopefully, someone can answer this. Thanks!

    EDIT: Just to clarify, I am allowed to be in AP CS, but my counselor enrolled me in the wrong class. I wanted to be in APCS; she enrolled me in AP Env. Sci. So now I'm thinking about being in both.

    1 more question, if I take these AP classes in 9th, will my GPA go up? I don't really get how the 10-12 GPA and the Weighted & Non-weighted GPA works..
    Last edited by merp.; 09-16-2012 at 11:54 PM.

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    smart kid ehh? i guess you'll have to wait till next year, unless your counselor will make an exception.




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    Honestly you should go to 2 AP classes the first time. AP classes are totally different then regular classes (there just harder). You should start with one then work your way up.

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    precalc freshman year wat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhett View Post
    smart kid ehh? i guess you'll have to wait till next year, unless your counselor will make an exception.
    I am allowed to be in APCS, my counselor just enrolled me in the wrong class, and now I'm thinking about being in both Env. Sci and Comp. Sci.

    Quote Originally Posted by noob555 View Post
    precalc freshman year wat.
    yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merp. View Post
    I am allowed to be in APCS, my counselor just enrolled me in the wrong class, and now I'm thinking about being in both Env. Sci and Comp. Sci.



    yes.
    what state are you from?lol.

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    AP classes are college level classes. The more you have the better off you are. My school only had 2. Very disappointing. The key is taking only as much as you can manage. If you can manage with 2, great, if you feel like you're going to slip, drop 1. You can always take it next year.

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    Every AP class I've taken was incredibly easy and a waste of time (AP tests are shitty). School IMO is a waste of time, you can learn everything you need from 5th grade on by yourself. That being said, you should ask other kids at your school who have taken both classes and see how it is, that's how I based my class selection in high school.





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    My High School's experience with AP classes has been that most universities don't take them seriously. I.e, Calc and AP Calc are virtually the same in their eyes. I'm not sure how other subject works; but I was told to take the courses if I wanted a head-start in the subject and not to expect any credit for taking them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by noob555 View Post
    what state are you from?lol.
    California. 0_0

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave84311 View Post
    Every AP class I've taken was incredibly easy and a waste of time (AP tests are shitty). School IMO is a waste of time, you can learn everything you need from 5th grade on by yourself. That being said, you should ask other kids at your school who have taken both classes and see how it is, that's how I based my class selection in high school.
    The thing is, nearly all my friends are freshmen; only one of them are taking an AP Class (doing APCS cause he wanted to do it with me) All of them except for my friend taking APCS, don't know that you can take AP classes online. (Usually it's 10th grade+, then IB 11+) @Dave84311 Did you take AP Computer Science/ AP Environmental Science? If so, how was it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Azathᴏth View Post
    AP classes are college level classes. The more you have the better off you are. My school only had 2. Very disappointing. The key is taking only as much as you can manage. If you can manage with 2, great, if you feel like you're going to slip, drop 1. You can always take it next year.
    But the thing is, if I take it next year, I'll have 4-6 AP classes... 2 are mandatory and I have to take 1 more (my brother did, I have to follow his footsteps)
    -AP Calc (Mandatory; taking pre-calc this year)
    -AP USHistory (Mandatory; pre-ib program requires it)
    -AP Euro (Bro took it so i have too. Plus, it's mandatory to take in 11th, so doesn't make much of a diff i guess..)
    Last edited by merp.; 09-17-2012 at 01:53 AM.

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    Honestly you should go to 2 AP classes the first time.

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    I decided to take both AP Env. Sci and AP Comp. Sci. Thanks to those who helped!

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