AP being a Magnet Student
Hello! I am curious about the best APs I can take as a Magnet student at a public school in Maryland. In my Freshman year, the Magnet course outline was already made for me and I couldn't take APs. Next year, I am taking APUSH because that was what was recommended by my counselors and advisors. What classes should I aim for in my Junior and Senior year relating to AP classes? Am I still able to become a National AP scholar? Please let me know if you have any information because I am confused right now. I hope everyone is managing through these uncertain times!
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To be honest, the total number of APs you take will matter more to colleges than the specific ones that you take. So try for as many as you can reasonably fit into your schedule, but in terms of which ones to take, just aim for the ones you're most interested in. You'll likely do better in those than in ones you might feel less of a connection with, and it will set up your schedule to show off your particular areas of interest.
Ask your school counselor or equivalent. I'd aim for APUSH, AP Gov, AP Lang and/or AP Lit as a bare minimum if possible. I also found AP Physics and AP Enviro were both great classes that I would recommend taking just for the sake of it.
As far as asking for APs go, it sounds like you and your school made an outline. If you're doing well in your main classes, asking for a few APs should be achievable, although granted I'm not familiar with magnet schools very much. Your school administration would be able to give you better answers for your situation than I could.
Hey! I'm in a magnet school myself, and can help with that. I honestly would concentrate on taking AP's that are you want to pursue in college/future. So if you want to do science/medical, you would do AP sciences, math you would do AP Maths. Honestly as a magnet school student AP's are pretty hard so the fact that you go to a magnet school already stands out. You definitely want APs in the career of your choice, and AP's in other fields. Good luck!