Sophomore Year Schedule- Good Enough?





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By Uclaismyway (Uclaismyway) on Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 09:37 pm: Edit

Does this look good for sophomore year? Rate the difficulty:

AP European History
Spanish 2
Algebra 2/Trigonometry Honors
Journalism 2 (Newspaper)
English 2 Honors
Chemistry

Is this the average/common sophomore schedule?
THANX

By Javaprogrammer (Javaprogrammer) on Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 10:51 pm: Edit

Give us an idea of the schools your looking into.. i.e (ivy league, elite, average,,)?

By Premed88 (Premed88) on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 11:58 am: Edit

Yeah, I'm a sophomore too. My classes are:

Advanced Spanish 2
Precalc Honors
Chemistry Honors
American History Honors
LA Honors
Computer Programming

By Premed88 (Premed88) on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 11:59 am: Edit

I want to go to Ivy league

By Anothersuitcase (Anothersuitcase) on Sunday, April 27, 2003 - 01:34 pm: Edit

In terms of kids who are aiming for top-tier schools, it's a fairly average schedule. My schedule this year as a sophomore is similar, only I have two choir classes as well (I attend a performing arts high school) and honors classes are called "Advanced":

Algebra II/Trigonometry
Advanced English 10
Latin III
Concert Choir
Advanced Chemistry
AP European History
Consonance (Women's Chamber Choir)

By Uclaismyway (Uclaismyway) on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 12:28 am: Edit

Well... I'm aiming at Lower Ivies and maybe Stanford. I'm also interested in UCLA and UCI and maybe CAL. Is this schedule putting me on the right path?

By Curiousone (Curiousone) on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 06:05 am: Edit

Ucla, depends whether other APs and honors classes are available at your school for sophomores.

By Premed88 (Premed88) on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 01:28 pm: Edit

is my schedule too low for Princeton??

By Heythere (Heythere) on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 05:24 pm: Edit

Freshman Year:
Chemistry (Hn)
Geometry (Hn)
English 9 (Hn)
Spanish 3 (Hn)
Symphonic Band
Health
Early Western Civilization
Area Studies: Africa


Here's my schedule as a sophomore this year:

AP Biology
English 10 (Hn)
Algebra 2 (Hn)
Spanish 4 (Hn)
Latin I (Hn)
Physical Education 10

Junior Year

AP Chemistry
AP United States History
Precalculus (Hn)
Composition (Hn) Semester Course
American Literature (Hn) Semester Course
Spanish 5 (Hn)
Latin II (Hn)
Self Defense
Pathophysiology & Pharmacology (Hn) Semester Course
Bioethics (Hn) Semester Course

Planned Senior Year

Civics/Current Issues (School/State Requirement)
AP Spanish Language 6
Latin III (Hn)
AP Physics B -Classical Mechanics & Electricity & Mag.
AP Physics B -Photonics
Meterology (Hn)
AP Calculus BC
Journalish (Hn)-Semester Course
American Literature (Hn)-Semester Course

By Tigeruppercut (Tigeruppercut) on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 06:04 pm: Edit

(using my friend's account)
please rate my sophomore schedule for next year and probably extra curriculars...

Adv. Orchestra
AP euro
Chemistry Honors
PreCal Honors
English 2 Honors
Dual Sports (Tennis, Cross country)
Spanish 3

Key club (community service), newspaper editor, Introduction to Business, Bible & Science club.
also in piano, and gonna do other stuff

aiming for UCLA, UCBerkely

By Uclaismyway (Uclaismyway) on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 07:51 pm: Edit

As to the question about my schedule compared to other sophomores: The only class available on a higher level is pre-calculus honors, which I do not qualify for due to my current level in math. However, I plan on taking Pre-Cal over summer.
Also: My planed Junior and senior schedules:
11TH:
AP US HISTORY
HONORS ENGLISH 3
AP BIOLOGY
AP PHYSICS B
AP CALCULUS AB
JOURNALISM 3
SPANISH 3

12TH:
AP PHYSICS C
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
AP ENGLISH (LIT.)
AP BIOLOGY
AP SPANISH
AP CALCULUS BC
JOURNALISM 4

WHAT DO U THINK??? (THE REASON 4 THE EXTRA SCIENCE CLASSES IS BECAUSE I WANT TO BECOME AN M.D.)

By Bkwrm98 (Bkwrm98) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 06:21 pm: Edit

Um why do you have 2 years of AP Bio? And why are you taking two years of calc? You only need to take calc BC, they're pretty much the same for the first half of the year. A year of review for AP bio isn't going to help you become an MD. Take AP Chemistry instead.

Or maybe my school's just strange.

Uclaismyway, for ivy's that's a pretty common schedule. Don't worry though, just try to get in more AP's for jr. and sr. year

My current soph schedule:
AP Music
Precalc H (such a waste of time)
American Lit. H
Italian 4 H
Wind Ensemble H
Chemistry H
World History H

I'm intending on taking at least 10 AP's during high school

By Uclaismyway (Uclaismyway) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 11:00 pm: Edit

My planed sophomore, junior, and senior schedules:

10TH:
AP EUROPEAN HISTORY
ALGEBRA 2/TRIG
HONORS ENGLISH 2
PRE-CAL (SUMMER)
CHEMISTRY
SPANISH 2
JOURNALISM 2

11TH:
AP US HISTORY
HONORS ENGLISH 3
AP BIOLOGY
AP PHYSICS B
AP CALCULUS AB
JOURNALISM 3
SPANISH 3

12TH:
AP PHYSICS C
AP ECONOMICS/ AP CIVICS
AP ENGLISH (LIT.)
AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE OR ANATOMY&PHYSIOLOGY???
AP SPANISH
AP CALCULUS BC (CANNOT TAKE RIGHT AFTER PRE-CAL)
JOURNALISM 4

WHAT DO U THINK??? (THE REASON 4 THE EXTRA SCIENCE CLASSES IS BECAUSE I WANT TO BECOME AN M.D.)

By Hahaha (Hahaha) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 01:40 am: Edit

Just to compare my sophomore schedule this year is:

AP Calc BC
AP World History
Honors English
Honors Anatomy and PhysiologyWind Ensemble
Spanish 3 honors
Organic Chem (At local university)
Speech and Debate (O period)

Uclaismyway, i'm kinda confused: Are you taking AP Bio again senior year? One post you said you were, the other post you said not.

By Carrimelo (Carrimelo) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 01:54 am: Edit

I think it's not just the advanced classes on a schedule that will impress a college...maybe also the electives you put in? Of course, you shouldn't do them just for that reason. =P

Here's my schedule if you're interested:
(My core classes are as advanced as you can get for a soph @ my school)
Leadership
Speech & Debate
Journalism Adv [newspaper]
AP Biology
Math Analysis Honors
English Accel
World Cultures Accel
Spanish 2
P.E. [yah it's required]

For Junior year, I'm planning to take
AP Chemistry
English Honors
US History AP
Spanish 3
Calculus BC
Leadership
Journalism Adv
Speech/Debate

By Uclaismyway (Uclaismyway) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 08:35 pm: Edit

Uclaismyway, i'm kinda confused: Are you taking AP Bio again senior year? One post you said you were, the other post you said no

Nope; that was a mistake. I'm only taking one, I never heard of repeating a class unless you are retained or in leadership, journalism,etc. Anyway; what is up with people taking calculus BC junior year? Why don't you take calculus AB first, you still have another year of math after anyway.

By Heythere (Heythere) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 11:08 pm: Edit

OMG...how do you take 2 AP Science classes in a year. That's insane! That would be more than half of the day at my school (lab periods and such!).

By Azn_Cowboy (Azn_Cowboy) on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 11:11 pm: Edit

My Soph Sched:

AP Euro
AP Calc BC
PreAP Chem
PreAP English I
PreAP French II
Newspaper/Journalism (School paper, not a class)
JV or Soph B-ball (Not a class either)

By Uclaismyway (Uclaismyway) on Friday, May 02, 2003 - 08:26 pm: Edit

My Soph Sched:

AP Euro
AP Calc BC

why r u taking ap calculus bc sophomore year when u still have 2 years after?

By Uclaismyway (Uclaismyway) on Friday, May 02, 2003 - 08:26 pm: Edit

bump

By Azn_Cowboy (Azn_Cowboy) on Sunday, May 04, 2003 - 06:51 pm: Edit

So my time can be dedicated to other classes in my Junior and Senior years. And...if I want to, I can take math classes at a local college or something.

By Eugeneiiim (Eugeneiiim) on Sunday, May 04, 2003 - 09:14 pm: Edit

My sophomore schedule:
French 3 Honors
French 4 Honors (block scheduling :-))
AP Gov't and Politics
Physics Honors
Algebra II Honors
English 10 Honors
Computer Programming 2 (C++)
(Health/PE)
(Wind Ensemble)

Summer: Alg and Trig

Junior (anticipated):
Physics II (C) AP
Chemistry Honors
Calculus BC Honors
English 11 Honors
French 5 AP OR Comp Sci AP
US History AP
(Health/PE)
(Wind Ensemble)

By Bkwrm98 (Bkwrm98) on Sunday, May 04, 2003 - 10:10 pm: Edit

Uclaismyway, taking calc BC after calc AB, IMO, is a waste of time, since I believe the curriculums coincide. I'm taking AP Stat after AP calc BC.

By Intention04 (Intention04) on Sunday, May 04, 2003 - 11:37 pm: Edit

im sorry you people are sick...asking if taking five honors classes as a freshman or sophomore is good enough...please. i'm in the same boat as most of you, i'm planning on applying early to harvard next year. but there's no need to kill yourself!!! there is a clear distinction between challenging yoursell and consenting to suicide! my friends who are seniors who were accepted to schools like princeton, harvard, yale, etc. didn't have every single class they ever took as honors! i have fun but i also do well and take hard classes..don't kill yourself, jesus- have some fun, and get a life

By Azn_Cowboy (Azn_Cowboy) on Monday, May 05, 2003 - 10:38 pm: Edit

Taking hard classes doesn't mean you don't have a life.

By Uclaismyway (Uclaismyway) on Sunday, May 11, 2003 - 10:43 pm: Edit

Has anyone ever had a 4.0 gpa and had it dropped because of a B in Spanish? I think i'm the only person on the planet with that honor :-(

By Poutingminotaur (Poutingminotaur) on Monday, May 12, 2003 - 02:43 am: Edit

i think you all have wonderful schedules. also remember that colleges look at if you challenge yourself enough. so how rigorous your schedule is proportional to the classes your school offers. it is difficult to compare two people's schedule from two different schools because without knowing what classes the schools offer as a whole.

this was my sophomore year schedule:
english H
academic competition
latin 2
pe
chem h
calc bc ap
euro history ap

it lackluster to some of your schedules... but it is most rigorous classes my school offers for sophomores

and looking back... i really dont think taking all honors/ap/ib course load killed me in anyway. i still hang out with friends basically every week, go to dances, have a job, have boyfriends... its all a matter of balancing your time and organizing your life. but certainly, it helped me a lot with getting into good schools.

By Haithman (Haithman) on Monday, May 12, 2003 - 03:20 pm: Edit

this is what my soph. schedule is going to look like...

Honors World History
Honors Chemistry
Algebra 2
Geometry
G/T English 10 ( G/T stands for gifted and talented in case you don't know.)
Spanish 1 (i know i messes this one up!)
Mythology
CIP(computer class)
Entrepenuership
Computer Graphics

And that's all i think....

Oh yeah my reaches are..
Dartmouth
Yale
Cornell

My safeties or good matches are
University of Maryland College Park
University of Miami

By Ndhawk (Ndhawk) on Monday, May 12, 2003 - 03:47 pm: Edit

I'm applying to mostly direct bs/md programs. A junior, my high school schedule:

Freshman:
Honors Algebra/Trig
Honors English 9
Honors Biology
Honors Latin II
World History (No honors offered)

Sophomore:
Honors Calculus
Honors English 10
Honors Chemistry
Honors Latin III
U.S. History (No APS offered for sophomores aside from us hist)

Junior:
AP Calculus BC
AP Chemistry
AP Microeconomics/ Junior Communications(Required)
AP Physics C
Honors English 11
Ornithology/Philosophy

Senior:
AP Statistics
AP Biology
AP Literature
Neuroanatomy/ Senior Comp (Required for AP Lit)
AP Latin

By Andymcgav (Andymcgav) on Monday, May 12, 2003 - 07:59 pm: Edit

How does my freshman schedule look?

English 5 Honors
Geometry 5 Honors
Civilization and Visual Arts 5 Honors
Conceptual Physics 4 (no honors offered)
Spanish 2

It's the most rigorous offered at my MA school, but seeing some of you people have like Calc in 10th grade is scary. Do you live in CA or something, where the schedules are different?

By Azn_Cowboy (Azn_Cowboy) on Monday, May 12, 2003 - 09:00 pm: Edit

No. Take the proficiency tests to skip classes you already know. Don't take Geometry. It's a waste of your time. Skip it. :)

By Haithman (Haithman) on Monday, May 12, 2003 - 09:32 pm: Edit

what do you mean skip geometry??, i think it's a requirment to graduate in the county that i live.

By Ndhawk (Ndhawk) on Monday, May 12, 2003 - 09:43 pm: Edit

I took geometry in the 8th grade, I took an algebra course in a couple of weeks one summer, not like I had anything better to do at home. I skipped precalc after I took Honors Alg 2. So I took Calc as a sophomore.

By Lki (Lki) on Monday, May 12, 2003 - 09:51 pm: Edit

howsa this?
SOPH
AP US Gov't
AP CompSci AB
PreCal w/ Analysis
French 5 Hon
English 10 Hon
Chem Hon
Physics Hon

JNR
AP Calc BC
AP English Lang
AP French Lit
AP Physics C
AP World Hist
AP Comparative Gov't
AP German (independent study)
Health (required)
Latin 3/4 Hon

Senior
AP French Lang
AP English Lit
AP Art History
Multivariable Calculus
AP US History
AP Euro History
AP Environmental

By Poutingminotaur (Poutingminotaur) on Monday, May 12, 2003 - 10:59 pm: Edit

i transferred into my middle school from a private school in 6th grade and they put me into algebra. so i took geometry in 7th, alg 2 in 8th, precalc in 9th and calc bc in 10th. now as a senior, im taking further mathematics ib... and apparently only about 70 kids in the world took that class last year.

By Azn_Cowboy (Azn_Cowboy) on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 - 12:54 pm: Edit

Yea, after taking AP Calculus BC next year, what other mathematics courses should I take?

By Ch2 (Ch2) on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 - 03:18 pm: Edit

wow - at my school they won't let sopohomores take AP classes. I am in my junior year right now and am taking 3 APs (took my last ap exam this morning!!) and the rest honors. This is my junior year schedule:

AP Chemistry
AP US History
AP Calculus AB
Biology H
French IV H
English III H
plus gym and health

That isn't that impressive compared to some of your sophomore schedules, but for my school it is considered pretty darn good, and plenty of people from my high school get into harvard, yale, and the other ivy leagues. so take a couple aps that you can manage and then focus on becoming more well-rounded - do sports, do volunteering, clubs, leadership, music, drama, etc. whatever you are interested in. colleges would rather see that then someone who took 7 aps but didn't do any sports and was only in like one club.

By Haithman (Haithman) on Monday, July 21, 2003 - 11:46 pm: Edit

umm 3 ap's sophmore year is pretty damn good dude.


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