I have a couple of questions for you about your AP choices.
Well, first I need to thank you. I had no idea that there is another government course beyond AP US Government.
So the "GoPo" has a more international flavor?
Sailor Dude loves politics, international news, US history, and following the money trail.
Next year, I am committed to having him take PAHS' AP Macro course, because it is an area of high interest. I had thought to have him take the AP US History course for which they have a very good reputation, but now I am wondering if the "GoPo" class might be more up his alley. In our state, high school students are required to take 0.5 credits Econ and 0.5 credits government, which means I would have to add a government component anyway if I go with my original plan.
Ds is currently working on a paper for this contest for his AP Lang. class and it reflects some of his interests. This makes me think that AP GOPO would be more meaningful academically than the US History course or even the US Government course.
I hope this makes sense. I was one of those who turned in their AP syllabus yesterday. "Overkill" would be putting it mildly.