We are fast approaching the time of the year that high school students choose next year’s classes. A common question is whether to register for the more rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The successful completion of AP classes has benefits for both the college application process and college itself. The common mindset students often share is whether to pad their GPAs with easier classes or take a risk with an AP class. If your teachers agree that you are at the level of an AP course, we believe the answer is clear. Here are some reasons we believe challenging yourself is always the better choice.
The college application process can be a stressful experience for both students and their parents, especially when early admission is factored in.
Young students and their parents should start to plan ahead in the earliest years. At Chicago Academic, we never recommend adding stress to young students or aggressively stretching them past their natural strengths.Read More