Ayy, there is no consistent standard across or between schools as regard to high credit,s other than "all these extra-curriculum". I honestly did not do those volunteers works other than to put them on my applications, and it's degrading (to my defense, I was a fob so i gotta grind to catch up in high school).
My high school offered International Baccalaureate course (IBs) only and they are so useless in term of accreditation in college it's nauseating. I latter found out that most univ. dont even recognize them, as with my previous univ. They only were there to inflate my grades...
I also later found out from my 3rd year english teacher (who was leaving) that our school had an AP track in place, until a certain number of activist teachers transfered to ours decide to change that. The program got approved, however there was not enough fundings or even teacher to cover both or a hybrid version, so they ditched the AP track and went full IB.
And here is the kicker: my school was a bottom feeder school, being 60% hispanics, ranked 5th / 6 schools in the district, the 6th being a school, for a lack of a better word / dictionary, a school for troubled kids that got kicked out from other school, to get their GEDs?
So lets me summarize the situation for ya: school is failing academically, but for those that were trying, the higher-learning courses are not the preferred track by most univ. meaning you dont even get any credits from them.
About the "lead" teacher that spearheaded this terrible terrible decision, she taught mostly african literature in our senior years, and it was frustrating af. (A Collector of Treasures for example, i dont remember others ..). And a few years later she left tour school for somewhere else, trying to push for an IB program at said school to, i heard last.
I should have known to not take those and instead take classes in community colleges instead, those actually count for something. If your future kids have enough self-control to thrive in those classes (you know the stereotype of community college), go for it.
Now youre telling me that AP classes are not even taken seriously? How many #blm do my future kids need to include in my application now to get accepted?
(sorry for the long rant, such is life in commiefornia)