In order to take full advantage of the rich curriculum at Akron Central School and to prepare yourself for a successful and rewarding college experience, you should aim much higher than the NYS minimum graduation requirements.
Admission officers at colleges and universities expect students to complete successfully a challenging set of courses. And while it is important to take challenging courses, its equally important that courses be chosen in which your chances of success are good. Earning Ds and Fs is never impressive, regardless of the course. If you can do successful work in advanced courses, you should be taking them. But remember, each student is different, and courses of study can and should vary from student to student. For a student who has interest in the science or engineering areas, for example, a high school program would probably contain more courses in the math and science areas.
Finally, there is no magical number of AP or honors level courses that will result in a college acceptance. Please seek advice from your teachers and counselor as you decide your high school course of study. We're all on the same team; we want you to be placed in courses where you will learn and be successful.