Too many AP classes?
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|Wed, 02-27-2013 - 9:44pm|
I have the opposite problem that I'm sure a lot of parents would like to have but I feel that my son wants to take too many AP classes in his senior year--it's funny, don't most kids try to get an easier time then? lol Well he's a junior this year and is taking the 2nd 1/2 of AP History and the 1st 1/2 of AP English (both 2 yr courses). His history teacher actually tried to discourage them from taking AP English, saying that it would be too much work to do both--I don't really feel that was a good thing for a teacher to say. He actualy has done fine this year. In 1st semester, he was taking 7 classes altogether even though he really only had to take 6--he could have a study, but he chose not to. This semester, since he had 2 1/2 yr classes, he only has 6 academic classes cause he has to take gym.
He was saying next year besides taking the rest of AP English, he also wants to take AP Calculus, Statistics and Psychology. I don't really have a problem with Psych. Now he was just saying how he doesn't understand Pre-Calc at all. The 1st semester they had trig and he did well in that. Now they have a different teacher cause the old teacher had a baby. I don't understand how someone can go from not understanding pre-calc and thinking that they are going to do AP Calc (even though my DD was kind of the same). There are also 2 levels of AP Calc--DD took the easier one & DS wants to take the harder one! I think he's nuts. He doesn't even have to take math at all--only 3 yrs are required and he'll probably never need Calculus. He goes to a pretty large school and there are a lot of really interesting classes that he could take for electives, so in a way I don't understand some of the choices. Right now he thinks he wants to follow DD into nursing (and hopefully for my finances will get into the same state university). They have to take Stats for nursing so even if he does the AP exam in stats, I'm not sure that he could get out of that one--I did stats in college for Sociology and even was a TA and I just thought it was the most boring class. Well in addition, he also wants to take Physics and Anat. & Physiology. I just don't want him to burn himself out--he does tend to have a lot of anxiety althoug he's done pretty well this year. I mean besides this he does have to do college apps & essays and all that kind of stuff. But whenever I make a suggestion he won't listen to me and just thinks I know nothing because I am the mother even though I am a college grad--even have an advanced degree. He is somehow so worried that he won't get into college--duh! right now his class rank is 28 out of over 400 kids--and he did well on the PSATs so I really don't see a problem there. Oh well, I guess all that HW will keep him out of trouble.