Is taking AP Chem and both Physics C's a good idea?

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I got accepted into my states's residential high school and am going there next year for my junior and senior years. For my junior year I am doing:

AP English Lang
AP US History
AP Calc BC
AP Chemistry
AP Physics C M and EM (combined)
AP Comp Sci

I am taking these courses to satisfy prereqs for the classes I want to take senior year, and the course catalog for my school seemed to make Physics C appear accessible to those who had never taken a physics class/calculus class before. My senior year I am interested in taking:

AP English Lit
Multivariate Calc/Abstract Algebra
Research/Honors Gov & Econ
Modern Physics/Fluids, Thermodynamics and Optics
AP Bio
Robotics/Artificial intelligence

(A / separates semesters)

I am in two AP classes this year, AP Stat and World, though between my other classes I still get about 1-2 hours of HW a night, maybe 3-4 on a bad day :P.

For anybody who has taken a similar course load, was this manageable for you? I plan on doing sports and extracurriculars as well.

Thanks!
 

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I am in two AP classes this year, AP Stat and World, though between my other classes I still get about 1-2 hours of HW a night, maybe 3-4 on a bad day :P.

For anybody who has taken a similar course load, was this manageable for you? I plan on doing sports and extracurriculars as well.

Thanks!
Okay, let's assume a half hour of homework per AP class per night minimum, and 1.5 hours of homework per AP class per night maximum, on average. So you would have between 3 and 9 hours of homework per night. Are you okay with getting home at 4PM and working until 7PM or 1AM? You say you want to do sports, are you okay with getting home from a baseball game (or whatever) at 9PM and working until midnight or 6AM?
 
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It completely depends on the teacher and the school, AP courses are in no way standardized.
 

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