Sparklers, ACTIVATE! Your fellow Sparkler is in urgent need of soothing words.
I'm in desperate need of someone to tell me the truth, ugly as it may be. I am a junior in high school (it sounds familiar, I'm sure, but please stick with me for a minute here) and I am enrolled in 3 AP classes (english, history, psychology) and three advanced (precalculus, chemistry, and French IV). I try very hard and the majority of my grades reflect that. I have managed to earn A's in all of my classes... except one. Math is positively my worst subject! It's awful! I'm a bit of an english nerd and I enjoy the class which contributes to my success. My dilemma lies in that the math grade on my report card is like a blemish on an otherwise clean face. It bugs and frustrates me so much, I feel like crying and/or giving up on my dreams of getting into a good school.
The thing is, the normal math course for a junior to be taking at my high school is Algebra II. I am, therefore, a year ahead of where the average junior is. As I've already mentioned, I take advanced pre-calculus. The course is very difficult for me, and I try so hard it hurts! Still, on a report teeming with grades in the 90's, there's always that 85. This past marking period I earned an 84 (just shy of honor roll). IT'S ABSOLUTELY KILLING ME. Call me obsessed or whatever you will, but I cannot accept that grade. I know I shouldn't be this upset when other people actually failed for the quarter, but I've set my expectations so high that this is equivalent to a failure in my mind. Can you please tell me if colleges will look at my grades and say, "Everything is looking just dandy-- gosh, well.. what do we have here? *GASP* an 84? Not good enough." Is this an accurate reflection of the future because that is what I visualize in my own head. Sorry for rambling on, but I just need to know:
1) Do I still have a chance at getting into a good college?
2) With all the competition out there, will this kill my GPA?
I'm a wreck over here, thanks for taking the time to read this.
What say you?