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Class Rank - July 31st 2009, 02:49 AM

So, I'm entering my Junior year of high school (public) and I am number 5 in my class of 520, which I am super-psyched about.

The thing is, next year I am only taking 3 AP courses as opposed to the other top students' 4, 5, or 6. The reason for this is that I still need to get credits (Arts, Tech) which aren't AP.

My state has a rule where the top 1% of students in a class get automatic admission to public state schools, so I need to stay in that tiny margin.

I'm worried that next year my GPA will drop dramatically because of my lack of AP classes. Class rank at my school is cumulative. I was wondering...how far down in class rank do you all think I will fall? I really need an estimation...


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Re: Class Rank - July 31st 2009, 02:54 AM

they rank you in your year?!.. errr.. thats kinda.. harsh for people who are at the bottom.

as for your question sorry i have no idea.. i don't even know what AP means to be quite honest.


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Re: Class Rank - July 31st 2009, 03:03 AM

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they rank you in your year?!.. errr.. thats kinda.. harsh for people who are at the bottom.

as for your question sorry i have no idea.. i don't even know what AP means to be quite honest.
haha, it's cool.
yeah, it sucks for those at the bottom, but there's not a list or anything-you have to submit paperwork to actually get it. Luckily, normally the people on the bottom don't care enough to get the rank, so it's all good.


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Re: Class Rank - July 31st 2009, 03:14 AM

if you get A's in your non-AP classes it will keep your GPA afloat, and will help. good grades NEVER drop your GPA, because the system is designed in mind that everyone has a flaw of some kind, and not every one is good at everything.
   
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Re: Class Rank - July 31st 2009, 01:46 PM

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if you get A's in your non-AP classes it will keep your GPA afloat, and will help. good grades NEVER drop your GPA, because the system is designed in mind that everyone has a flaw of some kind, and not every one is good at everything.
That's a relief, I'm just worried because AP and non-AP classes are weighted differently at my school. AP is in a 6.0 scale, and non is in a 4.0 scale--it's all really confusing...


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Re: Class Rank - July 31st 2009, 05:31 PM

that's actually how it is at my school as well.
honestly, i think if you keep A's in all your regular classes you should be okayy.
but i think your best bet is talking with your guidiance counselor and see what he thinks !


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Re: Class Rank - July 31st 2009, 05:38 PM

If you get A's on your AP classes you get 5.0 gpa if I'm not wrong.


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Re: Class Rank - August 1st 2009, 07:11 AM

In some schools AP classes are weighted more than non-AP classes. Basic mathematics will tell you that if you get the same grade in both (assuming you haven't done any other courses for this example), the AP course would yield a higher GPA. However, since people have numerous courses piled up already, if you get high marks in your non-AP courses, then those won't put a large dent in your cGPA.

As for the rankings, I never had that at my high schools. At graduation, the top people in certain academic disciplines got awards and you could also get your name on the Dean's List (or whatever you call it at your school). However, there was no ranking in a list.
   
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Re: Class Rank - August 7th 2009, 12:01 AM

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That's a relief, I'm just worried because AP and non-AP classes are weighted differently at my school. AP is in a 6.0 scale, and non is in a 4.0 scale--it's all really confusing...
That's how my high school was, and I was in the same position as you. I was ranked first in my class through junior year and only dropped to second out of 320 my senior year because there were some students who took 5 or 6 AP classes and I only took 3. You should be fine. As long as you maintain As and Bs in the classes you have, you certainly won't drop out of the top 10%, no matter how many AP classes other kids are taking.


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