I am currently enrolled at Thornton Academy as a Junior. Since I had all of my credits completed I had an opportunity to start dual enrollment classes. Last semester I completed psychology 101, and received an A. This semester I am enrolled in a English composition class, my current grade
I have seen that it is easy to fall behind and lose track of what needs to be done. I have for the past two years of my college experience tried very hard not to fall behind. I have worked diligently in all of my classes and it reflects in my GPA. I am also not taking the easiest way out either. I am taking full semesters with 15 or 18 hours each. I try to get a good mix of classes from different areas. This semester I am taking numerous upper level courses along with lower ones. Some of these classes include tasks that must be done each day and other ones only need to be done once or twice a week. I feel that achieving good grades through the variety of classes that I am taking is a great achievement for me. College is different from high school; students have more freedom. I am proud of myself for my achievement of maintaining my high grades throughout my first couple of years at Lincoln University. I plan to continue to preserve my high grades all the way until
My last few years of high school, I have thrived on challenging myself academically. I will graduate this May with not only a high school diploma but also twenty-two college credits. My senior year I completed nine college credits the first semester and I am currently taking six college
Currently I am enrolled in Dual credit classes such as History and English. These two classes will prepare me for the real world and college. Both classes will teach me discipline and new study/reading habits. Discipline, for turning in my work on time and learning to only depend on myself , not expecting any slack or help. Especially, for in the real world work environment/college where assignments will have to be met on the deadline no exceptions or excuses. New studies habits, where you will be expected to read and understand your work. Failing to do so may cost a failure on an assignment or harm to a person in the work environment.
Through my high school years, I have taken many challenging academic courses, extracurriculars, and community service. By taking AP classes through high school, I have become more prepared for challenging courses in high school and have become more responsible and independent for challenging work, from these Ap classes, I have become more prepared for Honors College. since sophomore year, I have taken the highest level course available. By being in a regular level course I did not feel as if I was being challenged enough and desired more. The high-level courses challenged me and pushed me further as the more challenging it gets the more prepared I would be for the future. As a highly motivated student, I like to be around other students who
I have always succeeded in all of my courses with high marks, earning a place in the National Honor Society. I have been in accelerated English, math, and science since eighth grade and took my first Advanced Placement course in tenth grade. Midway through tenth grade, I made the decision to graduate early considering my senior year would be very minimal in course work. To graduate early, I took economics independently last spring and challenged the U.S History and Government course. I am currently taking thirteen credits in college courses and going on clinical rotations three times a week in the hospital through the New Vision Medical Program.
University of Texas: Considering your lifetime goals, discuss how your current and future academic and extracurricular activities might help you achieve your goals. Staff members at Fieldcrest High School have always preached that if have no goals set for yourself, then that’s exactly where you’ll go; nowhere. I have
However, junior year of high school changed that: I was given the opportunity to take either AP Psychology, or AP European History. I felt that the obvious choice would be to take AP European History, since I’m European and therefore already had a solid foundation for succeeding in the class, but something inside me told me to take a blind leap of faith and choose AP Psychology instead. This choice proved to be one of the greatest decisions I have made in my life. Through this class, I emerged myself into the world of psychology and fell in love with it. I didn’t complete the assignments to get a good grade. I completed them because I cherished every minute of it, and I started applying the materials learned in class to real life
In 8th grade, instead of baking cookies or cake in cooking class or drawing pictures in art, I took German 1 to put myself in the position to be placed in AP German my senior year. My freshman and sophomore years of high school I took Photography to work towards taking AP 2D Studio Art along with other AP/accelerated sciences, maths, and english classes. Certainly, there are other students that took just as difficult of courses that I did, but I pushed myself to excel in other courses that others may not have taken.
In my Junior year of highschool I took a total of eight college level courses through Central Ohio Technical College, and passed each one. This was a struggle for me due to personal issues, however I studied hard and pushed through. The summer before my senior year I took an online Statistics course offered by the same college, and attended the Camp 4 Scholars at Kenyon College. I spent three weeks on campus having making memories, having new experiences, and building my academic skills in a Behavioral Neuroscience course, as well as an African American History course. In this program I learned many skills and had my mind opened to the world beyond my hometown though hearing others’ stories. I then took another course offered by COTC, and am currently taking an American Studies course offered by Kenyon. I believe that I have pushed myself very far academically, in addition to my other
I have challenged myself all throughout high school with Honors and AP classes, but I have gone beyond the classroom to further challenge myself. For instance, in the genetics-based research program, I was tasked with many scenarios in which I had to use my problem solving and reasoning skills to make the appropriate decisions for many laboratory experiments. Additionally, I had to interpret the results of the experiments in context with what I was attempting to prove through the experiment. Within my high school, I am also part of the National Honors Society through which I help the community’s schools with tutoring sessions. TCNJ’s Honors Program will allow me to continue pushing myself to the peak because of all of its challenging courses and opportunities. All throughout high school I have been challenging my academic capabilities and I wish to continue to do so as I continue to TCNJ.
Currently, I am taking four AP classes and one dual class. My workload is difficult, but my morals require my personal best effort. My personal philosophy is that everyone has an innate love for learning, and I have often times found myself exhilarated after finishing a complex problem. Often times, my contemporaries find my love of learning odd, but I know that I can convince their love of learning to show if they just step back and understand how fascinating school truly
I plan to attend the University of Florida, and major in Biomedical Engineering. In eighth grade, I decided that in order to get a head start I would do dual enrollment in high school. I took my first two official college courses my sophomore year of high school. Through Florida Southwestern State College, I was able to enroll in French I and II, along with Psychology and Human Growth and Development. My junior year, I decided to be a full-time dual-enrolled student at Florida Gulf Coast University. I plan to earn my AA in May of 2018. I hope that by earning my AA in high school, I will be able to reduce both cost and time in achieving my degree. If possible, I plan to enroll in the summer term at the University of Florida as one of the
A special accomplishment of mine that I believe sets me apart from my fellow applicants is that throughout my high school experience I have always been enrolled in AP and online college courses. By doing this I have been getting high school credits and college credits at the same time, so as some would say I’m “killing two birds with one stone.” I believe that this is a great accomplishment because while my fellow applicants were taking the easy way and only doing what was expected of them every year I wasn’t; instead, I was at home challenging myself to do more than what was expected of me. Many high school students don’t study on the weekends; instead, they go out to parties and they go and hang out with their friends I was not one of these
Throughout my education I excelled in every subject, until I entered high school. I began to take more rigorous courses and my grades began to drop. The coursework was a dozen times harder than any other courses I’ve ever taken and I struggled greatly. Instead of taking one AP course my junior year, I took three: English Literature, Physics 1, and Psychology.