AP, IB, and AICE classes aren’t the only challenging high school courses. In fact, high schoolers may struggle with any number of core classes: Math, Science, English, History, Foreign Languages, etc. Really it all comes down to the individual student, teacher, and school.
For example, one student may excel in English and History but struggle in Math and Spanish. Another student may excel in Biology but struggle in Chemistry. It all depends on the student’s learning style, natural strengths, and interests. The difficulty of a class also depends on the teacher’s overall standards and expectations. After all, an A+ assignment for one teacher could easily be a B for another teacher.
The main takeaway here is that each class and each subject has the potential to be challenging. And what’s challenging for one student may not be challenging for another student and vice versa. This is why it’s important to focus on setting yourself up for success, no matter what your strengths and weaknesses may be.
I like the angle on this but, why AP? I think the goal of this was to create a healthy blend of every core course offered at schools.
I think adding a section or two on other courses offered in high school would be good.
Thanks for the feedback. I’ve reworked the article so that it addresses challenging high school classes more broadly. Let me know your thoughts!