I am currently in 9th grade. My plan is to take honors physics (only algebra based, has algebra 2 as a coreq) next year, but I'm wondering if it would be benificial to skip it and go straight to AP physics C instead of taking AP chemistry that year (I'd do AP chem the next year when I was originally going to take AP physics C). In later years, I could do an independent study in physics. I am going to take the placement exam anyways, which I believe I can pass, and if I do, I would be able to make this choice. Would it be benificial to take honors? Would it be better to skip and do an IS in physics for 11th and 12th grade? A few important details about me: 1. I want to be a theoretical physicist 2. I am taking AP BC calc next year (I am in precalc this year), but I am already familiar with calculus from self studying 3. I already know a lot of algebra based physics (enough that I can do many of the AP physics 1 FRQs) Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!