I'm currently a Sophomore in High School taking Academic Chemistry and a Straight A student (except for a B+ in Spanish 3, atm), and since I want to pursue Physics as a career path, I really want to take AP Physics. I am only in Geometry right now, but I'm planning to take Algebra 2 over the summer to put me into Pre-Calc. next year. I have heard that you should really be doing Calc. for AP Physics, but I am willing to take that challenge. I have also been spending quite a lot of time doing independent studies into Physics to build up background knowledge. On the other hand, my state college does have a nice Physics department (rated in the 20's for top-physics programs), so if I don't take AP, I assume I still have a good chance to at least get into my state college for a BS, and then continue on to get further education at a more science-eccentric Grad school. I also can take AP senior year, but I feel like I wouldn't enjoy academic Physics, since I am getting rapidly more passionate for it. Any Advice?