English 1, 2, 3, 4
Algebra 1, 2
Spanish 1, 2
Chemistry 1, 2
American History (in the US)
World History 1, 2
Government & Economics
some computer class, learning the basics
Home Ec & Child Development
Theater (all 4 years)
Choir (all 4 years)
Band (2 years)
Show Choir (1 year)
Journalism (1 year)
Modern Dance (1 year)
This was in 1997
Accepted to a few private and public universities, including University of Texas and Harding University.
Pre-med and medical school are heavy math and science studies, so getting a good background in all offered maths and sciences would be good.
You can sometimes test out of some classes by taking advanced placement courses, so look into any of those you can. Basically, you take the class, take a test at the end of the course, and get college credit for it if you pass.
If you're in America, I would STRONGLY suggest taking Spanish for a foreign language. In a lot of the US, 1 in 3 patients you come across will speak Spanish as a first language. If you don't do that, go for French, especially if you live anywhere near French-speaking areas of Canada. As interesting as Latin, German, Japanese, or other languages would be to learn, knowing Spanish and/or French is most likely to help you in your daily life in the future.
IN my freshman year, I took health class, english, math (algebra), P.E. is mandatory, joined a sport (badminton), and science (both subject similar to bio/chem)
You should join a sport or as many clubs as you can. You'll meet a lot of people. Also, if you have ceramic, take it. =) it's really fun. You can take a lot of classes. I also loved U.S. History because my teacher was really cute and great!
Uhm, I graduated with a 3.27
I'm attending Cal State University, Long Beach! =)
Well I was a high school freshman last year and my schedule consisted of:
French, English Honors, Global Honors, Media Arts (photoshop, adobe illustrator, etc.), Biology Honors, and Math AB Honors (In New York there's math A and math B but since they are each a year and a half one of the years end up being AB)
so if you want to be a pediatrician and get into a good school take the most challenging classes that you know you can do well in, also take a lot of science classes because doctors have to know all sciences from biology to chemistry to physics
the first 1.5 years I was at a boring public school
I got Bs motly with no effort, I did the homework in the 8 minutes between classes mostly
then 1.5 years at a private HS, we had no grades, we had to write evaluations and the teachers did too
then I went to college and got an Associates Degree
then when I turned 18, I was allowed to take the high school test
my favorite classes were metal shop and welding
If you want to be a pediatrician, go heavy the sciences, biology, chemistry in particular. Algebra I & II, geometry also.
If you take a foreign language go for three years, or four if offered, and preferably Latin. You will learn a lot of Latin in med school. Unfortunately, hardly any schools teach Latin any more. Years ago, all high schools did.
I went to UConn.
I was #15 0f 550 students...
I took 4 years of Spanish, 4 of English, 4 of Social Studies, 2 of PE, 1 of Health/ Driver Ed., plus 2 years of Speech, Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, Algebra 1 Geometry, Algebra 2, Trig.actually graduated midterm my Senior year.
I got admitted to Univ. of Texas.
When I was a freshman (9th Grade), I took Geometry, English, PE/Health, Orchestra, Civics/Economics, and French 2. Since you want to be a pediatrician, I recommend you take Biology ASAP. Take AP Chemistry junior or senior year if available.
After high school, I went to Georgia Tech and North Carolina A&T.
Heres my schedule hun and best of luck (freshmen to freshmen)^^
I'm a high school senior now and When I was a freshman I took, English , Spanish 1, Geometry, BEST, Health, Gym, Global Studies, and Biology. My GPA is currently a 3.9 and I want to hopefully be admitted to Central Michigan University or Saginaw Valley University as I wll hopefully study to become a teacher. If you wanted to study to become a pediatrician it would be good for you to take several math and science classes. I hope this helps! Good Luck your freshman year!
great question, shows that you are thinking of the quality of your HS education, not just your GPA
now, let me see, a pediatrician, that's like a doctor, right?
I think someone has already said take the hard classes and take a lot of science, that is good advice
I remember people advising those interested in medicine to take Latin as a language because of all the medical terms, but I do not know if that actually helps anyone or not
In high school I was in a Biomedical and Environmental magnet program. Freshman year I took Algebra II honor, honor biology, honor english, french 1, Tech Studies... The other 3 years I took a bunch of other honor & AP sciences and math classes... I also did dual enrollment with a local college during my junior and senior yr, as well as 1 year internship at a local hospital ER.. There isn't one set schedules you should follow but I do advise you to try to advance in science and math courses (especially AP classes) Many of the major colleges are likely to only accept score of 4 or even 5 only especially if you are going to be a science major.... But even if you don't get the necessary score to get college credits, it exposes you to the material which make it 100x easier to understand when you take it in college!! I graduated HS with i think a 3.7 and ranked #13 in my graduating class. I am currently a sr @ University of Miami... Just remember to never give up and work hard for what you want! =)
The sciences classes I have taken so far in high school are:
However, since you want to be a pediatrician it would be best for you to take many science classes. The most important classes you should take are biology and anatomy.
Freshmen year i took
honors algebra 2
-soph year took
AP european history
-junior year took
AP english language
AP US history
-senior year took
AP english lit
AP Calculus BC
AP american gov
AP comparative gov
GPA was 4.3 weighted
University of illinois
university of wisconsin
university of michigan
waitlisted at WashU
rejected from Stanford
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