May 28, 2020
You donâ€™t say what your long-term goals are, but we think the subtext of your question is â€œHow will admission officials view my transcript? Which classes â€˜look betterâ€™?â€
Thereâ€™s no gray area here. Admission committees give far greater value to A.P. classes than they do to those electives you name. It seems like you can probably sneak in at least one of the â€œfunâ€ classes in addition to A.P. World History, butâ€"at least for admission purposesâ€"the A.P. option beats the others by a country mile (and maybe you'll have some fun there, too!).
Adcoms also appreciate students who seek enrichment opportunities beyond their high schools. so if you can't fit electives into your schedule. perhaps you can seek out a photography class (or psych, journalism, etc.) at a local community college or through a nearby adult-ed program.