My sister-in-law who teaches high school and college English just posted this article from Inside Higher Ed.
It challenges the advice to high schoolers to take “the most challenging courses available” in order to be a good candidate for college admissions.
Good thoughts to ponder, since I would probably be on the end of the spectrum that would push my kids to take on more than maybe they would choose themselves. I should know better too, because I took 7 AP classes in high school and I would rank my junior year as one of the worst years of my life. I was sleep-deprived, probably borderline for an eating disorder, and anxious all the time. But these days, partly due to the ever expanding AP course offerings, I have heard of some homeschooled kids trying to do 4 or 5 AP classes in a school year, and starting them freshman year.
Thoughts? Do you think the home school environment is less stressful or more stressful than a brick and mortar school environment when it comes to AP classes? Any experiences or hard-earned wisdom to share?