Im a junior.
Its called environmental systems class. I think its because i failed the science taks. Is that going to affect how colleges view me??
I dont mind taking it especially if it will help me improve. But, I dont want it to affect my ambitions and things. I never failed TAKS before.
It may effect college depending on what you want to do. Are you going to be a scientist? Then you should take physics. Are you planning to be a basketball coach? Then it may not be as important. Each college, and each school within the college, has it's own requirements for what they want you to have taken in high school, such as two years of a foreign language or algebra. Maybe you can take physics in adult ed (night school) or in the summer. If your grades in science are usually good and you just bombed the test go talk to your guidance counselor. Maybe there's another way you can show competency, or maybe you can double up on science classes and take two at once. Many states/districts also have online high schools now, and you may be able to take it this way.
It may be a state or district law or policy that you have to take remedial science, and there's nothing the school can do about it, but it can't hurt to ask.
Some colleges, such as community colleges, don't usually care what science you took as long as you have a high school diploma, so you can take the harder science classes at community college, and a four year school will look more at your grades from that time than when you were in high school.
There are many options open to you. This shouldn't totally trash your ability to get into a good school. Get creative, and ask the counselor for help. Get your parents involved if you're not getting the answers you need, but take the initiative and try finding out yourself first. Good luck!
The purpose is to help you pass TAKS. That should not hurt you too much, colleges will still accept you with this. The only ones who would truly know what it was would be the schools on Texas but if that is the only remedial class you have and you do well in all other areas and your test score are good you will be fine.
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