Recent a mom named Tamra wrote in with the following question:
I’m listening to podcast 160, about all the AP and other exams in May, which has me wondering about AP courses in general. My first child will start high school in the fall, in a new school district. When we’re looking at course options do you recommend choosing AP courses to get requirements “out of the way” in subjects he doesn’t particularly enjoy, or is it better for him to focus his efforts on getting ahead in areas that do spark his interest?
In her wide ranging answer to this question, Megan covers:
- What is the difference between Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes?
- What to ask your school when you’re an incoming freshmen to learn about how AP and IB classes work at that school.
- How to research college requirements to have an idea of the role AP classes might play in your high school student’s life
- How to put all these answers into a plan for what AP courses to take when in high school