Here s how regular honors and ap classes compare. The requirements to get into honors courses vary.
So yes it is a good idea to take them in high school unless you would rather j.
How to get into honors classes in 9th grade. You will probably also get a more qualified teacher. But the teachers there didn t let anyone take honors in 9th grade even if the were a genius because they said that colleges will only look at your gpa in 9th grade and will be 10x more focused on 10th and 11th grade. In high school honors classes separate the better students so that they aren t held back by the slower students.
Take the most challenging courses for which you can make a decent grade. You cannot excel if you aren t there to learn and discuss the material. For example if you re in regular algebra in 8th grade you ll have to go to regular geometry in 9th.
You won t be an honors student if you are chronically absent. Every student is unique. Im in ninth grade and spent 7th and 8th in a private school.
Ask your school counselor and your parents about tutoring options and summer enrichment in math science and english. Getting into honor classes talk to your guidance counselor student adviser or the instructor of the honors course you wish to take to find out what requirements you must meet before taking the class. Being in these courses will set you on a path to honors courses in high school so make sure you ve laid the groundwork for this.
Boost your skills and knowledge and deal with the areas. He got a b because of spotty homework completion and some careless mistakes on tests which put him in the non honors class for geometry in 9th grade though a year ahead of the standard track. Taking ap classes in 9th grade may be the best path for some students while others might be better off taking honors courses and waiting until sophomore year to begin ap study.
But try to make academics your priority. I got straight a s and amazing sat scores. You can move up in english more easily but once you re locked into a math track it ll be harder to move ahead.
School is filled with distractions from your friends to sports and parties and once you get to college no one will call your parents if you skip class. He excelled in geometry with ease and got an a. By 8th he was bored with math and school and also pretty depressed.