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How many classes should I take in my senior year of high school?

I'm planning my schedule for senior year and wondering how many classes I should take to maintain a challenging but manageable workload. How many classes did you guys take during your senior year and how did you balance it with extracurriculars and college applications?

8 months ago

It's great that you're thinking ahead to create a balanced schedule for your senior year. The number of classes you should take can depend on a few factors, such as your previous coursework, the requirements of your high school, and the expectations of colleges you're aiming for. Typically, students take around 5 to 6 classes, but this can vary.

For instance, if you've completed most of your required courses in earlier years, you might have room for electives or Advanced Placement (AP) classes in subjects that interest you. This can show colleges that you're continuing to challenge yourself academically. However, it's also important to leave time for extracurriculars and college applications, which can be quite time-consuming.

In my experience helping students, I've seen successful seniors handle their workload by taking a mix of challenging classes and courses they truly enjoy. They also stay organized and set priorities, allowing time for relaxation and self-care. Remember, senior year is not just about pushing the limits academically; it's also a time to continue exploring your interests and preparing for the transition to college life. Aim for balance, and don't hesitate to reach out for guidance as you finalize your schedule.

8 months ago

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