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Can you help me understand how high school classes are structured?

So, I'm a bit confused about how high school classes work. How are they different from middle school? Are classes more specialized or difficult? Also, how does choosing classes affect my college applications?

7 months ago

I'm glad you reached out with your questions! High school classes indeed differ from middle school in several ways. Firstly, you can typically expect the curriculum to be more challenging and in-depth. This is because high school is designed to prepare you for college-level work and to explore subjects in greater detail.

Regarding specialization, yes, you often get more options. For example, instead of a general science class, you might choose between biology, chemistry, or physics. As you progress through high school, you may also have the opportunity to take advanced courses like AP or IB classes, which can resemble college lectures in rigor and expectations.

Your class choices do impact your college applications as colleges look for students who have challenged themselves. Picking a balanced mix of rigorous courses in core subjects demonstrates to colleges that you're ready for their academics. For instance, if you're interested in engineering, taking higher-level math and science courses would be beneficial.

Remember, it's not just about taking tough courses but also doing well in them, so balance your workload with what you can handle effectively. If you'd like, I can help you map out a plan for your high school classes to align with your college goals!

7 months ago

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