AP Chemistry AND Honors Physics in the same year?

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AP Chemistry AND Honors Physics in the same year?
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Sun, 01-23-2011 - 4:30pm

My daughter will be a junior next year, and this is the sign-up period for next year's classes. Her honors chem teacher is

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Fri, 02-04-2011 - 10:12am

I've never heard of anyone gettting actual college credit for an AP course, although some high schools claim you can.

I'm surprised about this - our dd18 got tons of college credit for AP courses, as well as higher-level placement in her college courses- she is in her second semester of college, but is well into her sophomore year in terms of credits, and she is also taking classes that she enjoys more because she placed out of a lot of the basic ones. Most colleges will tell you right on their website what credit they give for what scores.

Actually, it might end up working really well for your dd even if she goes into the arts, because she might be able to place out of her requirements for math and science. Our dd18 is NOT a math/science girl, but she did get exempted from further math, which was like a big present for her (doesn't sound like your dd would have the same problem if she's taking AP Chem and Honors Physics :)).

I hope she enjoys them both. If it's too crazy, she can always drop to regular Physics, but I bet she'll do fine!

Theresa

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Fri, 02-04-2011 - 11:43am
My dd's school has college in h/s course and jr and srs can get college credit for these,especially if they plan on attending Pitt or Penn State(I am in Pittsburgh)The school charges around $200 for these course.Then there are the Ap courses and to get college credit they woul have to take the test for whatever classit is that they are taking AP.Then there are honors,and reg courses.

 

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Fri, 02-04-2011 - 12:40pm

I have to agree that I have heard of a lot of kids getting college credit.

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Fri, 02-04-2011 - 12:44pm

We are in PA as well and my son is seriously considering Penn State.

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Fri, 02-04-2011 - 1:22pm
I don't know my daughter is only a Freshman so all this stuff is new too me.I think that the College in Hs class are actual college courses then there are the Ap courses where they have to test out.I did get a letter in the mail this week telling me to have Gabby take honors English nest year since her freshman scores on the PSAT may qualify her for Ap courses in English as a JR.She isn't there yet for math

 

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Fri, 02-04-2011 - 1:24pm
This is all still new to me since my dd is still a freshman.I also doubt she will take any ap courses or college in h/s courses in math or science since math truely is not her thing.Based on her Freshman results on the PSAt she may be eligable for English Ap course tough and we will have to see with the math and science she will probably stick with honors there.

 

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Fri, 02-04-2011 - 3:57pm

Good luck to her!

We found that colleges treat AP credits differently.

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Sat, 02-05-2011 - 3:24pm

"So, it's credit - not especially usable credit - but maybe it helps for an "off" semester"

The college I went to, and likely where dd#1 will go as well, will give credit but typically only for a 4 or 5, and almost never a class you would take as a major, or one you wouldn't place out of in the first place. My dd will likely not take AP Spanish because after 4years of hs language the college doesn't require any more.

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Sun, 02-06-2011 - 8:42pm

That's good to know about the arts schools. Oddly enough, DD hates math. She does well in it, but it does not come naturally to her, which may be why she dislikes it. She'd be thrilled if she only had to take minimal math in college, although I'm pretty sure she'll continue with science. I will be interested to see what she makes of physics, a subject I dropped after a week my senior year in high school.

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Sun, 02-06-2011 - 10:12pm
My son doesn't like math either, but he really likes Physics. I don't quite understand that, but maybe it will be the same with your daughter. Actually when I think about it I liked physics a lot more than Calc too.