Are AP classes hard freshman year? I really want to take AP environmental science and AP human Geography for my freshman. Can someone tell me how hard this would be if I am also taking all honor...

Are AP classes hard freshman year? 

I really want to take AP environmental science and AP human Geography for my freshman. Can someone tell me how hard this would be if I am also taking all honor classes? Also how do I get into the class?

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I would say yes, ALL AP classes are hard. However, those two classes are generally considered to be a little easier because they don't require as much background knowledge. Kids take them in ninth grade all the time, and many are successful. Remember, freshman year is often a big period of adjustment. Try not to take more than you can handle. I'd choose one of the two.
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npoore84 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Honors classes are a lot of work and require a lot of dedication, time, and studying to ensure good grades. As one that would be taking all honors classes, you need to be ready to spend a lot of your free time studying for tests, quizzes, writing essays, and the like. The work it worth it in the end when you take the AP test and pass it. When you pass the AP exam, in a sense, you a giving yourself college credit before you even enter a university. Doing this will put you ahead of many students during their freshman year of college. I would recommend speaking with the AP teacher as well as your counselor at school to see if you are ready for these classes and to ensure enrollment. Good luck!

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