Next Year’s Classes

Picking next year’s classes can be a scary and stressful experience.  Should you take that extra year of a language?  Do you want to do Honors, AP or Regular?  Will you be able to juggle those four APs, yearbook, and two sports teams?  The process can be incredibly overwhelming.  There are a few things to keep in mind while trying to decide on your classes.

If you plan on applying to four year colleges, make sure to show them that you are challenging yourself.  If you can handle another Honors or AP class and still maintain a good grade point average, go for it.   Do not take more than you think you can handle.  Being enrolled in six APs but having a horrible grade point average is not a good look.

Play to your strengths.  If you are really good at your language, take the honors or AP version of the course next year, even if you do not completely love it.  If you are amazing at your sport, make sure that you have time to make it to all your practices and training sessions for your various teams.  There is no one-size-fits-all game plan for approaching classes to impress colleges.  Make sure that yours is tailored to you.

If you still are not sure what you should take to impress the colleges you are looking at, come in and speak with one of our managers.  They are very familiar with the college application process and all of the local high schools.  They will sit down with you and look at the big picture and figure out what is right for you.


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