AP Bio at Berkeley High? And other AP questions
My sophomore is deciding on his schedule next year, and his history teacher told him that AP Bio requires 2 hours of nightly homework, on average. For those of you whose kids are taking the class right now: Is this accurate? If so, he may not want to do it— even though he’s taking AP Chem right now and really enjoying the challenge. But two hours of homework on top of all the other subjects seems daunting.
I’m also just curious about AP classes at Berkeley High in general. My idea of AP is that you do one or two a year, in the subjects you truly love. But I’m also hearing things that make me feel that AP’s in Academic Choice function more like honors classes, and you take as many as you can if you want an academic challenge (which my child does). I’d love to hear from those of you with juniors and seniors: how do you see it? how many did your child take? My kid isn’t especially drawn to English, but he is strong academically— should he take AP Lit? Thank you!