Next year I'll be entering Grade 11 and enrolled in a Calculus and Data Management (statistics) program, where students learn calculus first semester and during the second, divide the period between AP calculus material and data management. However, it's important to know that I'm interesting in applying to engineering or medical science in University and thus, statistics isn't required or relevant. I'm not fascinated by statistics either but it's required in order to learn the AP material which covers Calculus I. Essentially, after Grade 11 (assuming I participated in the program), I would have completed all mathematics courses offered at my high school. This is concerning since I will have a 1 year gap from mathematics. My question is, should I drop the dual credit program and simply take regular Calculus (which excludes integration) and instead have a 1.5 year separation from mathematics rather than 1 year? Honestly, I don't know if the additional data course with be beneficial, but the AP calculus material will. Additionally, I'm curious to know if in Grade 12, I can contact a local University and potentially take a first year Calculus course? I'm not sure if this is possible but, it would allow me to continue my mathematics studies.