What are your plans, goals and hopes for the future? In which subjects do you have the most ability and interest? In which subjects do you
experience the most difficulty?
Select subjects that you can reasonably expect to pass if you make a good effort. If you don’t expect to pass a subject, no matter how strong the arguments are for taking it, you won’t accomplish your purpose by taking and failing it. If the subject is essential to your goal for the future, first prepare yourself, then take the course.
Choose subjects that will make some positive contribution to the development of your strengths or the overcoming of your deficiencies. For example, if you have high ability in mathematics, take as many math courses as are available, and develop this ability to a high level of proficiency. If, on the other hand, you find math difficult, persevere in it at least to the point where you have mastered the courses needed for whatever you choose to study or work at in the future.
Choose the subjects required for admission to the field of work or the institution of higher learning you will wish to enter following graduation from high school. No single program will meet all requirements.
As a rule, it is wise for students to take as many academic subjects as they can successfully complete. Many students meet academic requirements for college while completing sequences in other areas of interest such as art, music, business, life management or technology
No specific program is required for all colleges or all careers. Each program should be individualized according to your abilities, interests, motivations and purposes.