3 years ago
Admissions Advice

Should I take English I (Honors/GT) and English II (Honors/GT) as a Freshman and Sophomore in High School?

I'm an 8th grader as of now, and I'm looking for help on deciding my high school classes. I'm thinking about taking English I (Honors/GT) and English II (Honors/GT) as a Freshman and Sophomore in high school.

While I'm not sure how many people are aware of what the GT program is, I hope some people do, so I wanted to say that I'm in the GT (Gifted and Talented) program, so I'm used to higher level/harder work and have always made B+ and A's in ELA throughout my academic years as the nine week averages.

My first quarter average this year was a 92 and my current second quarter average is a 89 (still subject to change), making my first semester average a 91. So I tend to do pretty well.

I have a fairly strong work ethic and can complete work in a timely manner if I choose to, but if I do end up misusing time, I have stayed up late in order to finish them.

I'm wondering how much of a difference there is between GT in middle school and these two high school courses. How hard are they and how much time/effort will they require? Would I pass these classes with at least a B+ based off of my abilities as a student?

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3 years ago

I don't know anything about the GT program, but my advice is: if it's an Honors class (and listed as such) and you can handle it, take it!! Take as many honors and AP classes as you can handle. I wish I had taken more honors and AP classes in my early years of high school. It really makes a difference when you're applying to colleges. You might get some B's in those classes, but a B in AP looks better than an A in a regular class. It'll require more studying, time, and effort, but it's worth it.

Hope this helps you!! I'm so glad to hear that you're already interested in high school classes.

3 years ago

College admissions do not care about middle school at all, GT or not. They will not see not ask for your 8th-grade quoter averages. Please note that 89-92 across the board is not a good grade in high school. I have no idea where you are from NYC GT is no different from the regular non GT program. You should have talked English 1 in middle school, not high school if offered. All colleges want is to see you taking hard classes if offered and doing well in them. 91 is not considered doing well if it is across the board

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