I would recommend taking the classes you have an interest in but also having a broad range. The classes you have an interest in during high school will help you discover what you would like to study in college. By being interest in your classes now, you will be more motivate to do well and enjoy what you are doing.
Also, by having a broad range it will allow you change if you are not happy in the degree you decided. It would allow you to have some flexibility.
The world is turning more digital every day, with that advancement in technology we face challenges and we also have excellent tools out of all that digitization that help us work more efficiently. As multiple people already mentioned that you should look at what you are most interested in doing and what you like doing.
I would add that we will really need people that know how to interact with other people on a individual basis and treat every one with personal attention, listen to them. We already have people engaged too much with Face book, Virtual games and have almost lost the beauty of being social , by social I wanted to stress by not being on social media rather being with people and talking to them in person. Having said all that I would say no matter what you do try putting in a few modules that will help towards public speaking, counseling & human behaviors.
I say that after 15 years of working in a Tech company, working on technology 100% of the time. Technology how ever good it may be, how well intended its used, it does not make better Human beings that is done through the soft skills and knowing other people.
Don't worry about it! High school is such a great time to grow as a person, discover what your passions are, and what you are good at. There are not many jobs that depend on the classes you took in high school, or college for that matter... The most important thing is to do well in school, and finish strong.
If I could do it over again, I would take some running start classes Jr. and Sr. year. I had a few friends who graduated high school with their Associates degree from the local community college, and had it paid for by their school! If you were able to do that, and have your undergrad finished after high school, you could get away with only paying for 2 years of university, and use that to focus on what you are passionate about and decide to major in.
Hope this helps!
Hi Naomi. Do you know which degree you are interested in exactly? Your question doesn't specify which degree. The classes you might take in high school for an accounting degree could be very different from the ones you'd take for architecture or engineering or journalism.
It would be best for you to take a well-rounded curriculum covering all the basics...depending on your college major, add in more specific courses that make sense for you...if your goal is engineering/science, add in more math classes. If your college goals are medical related, add in more math & science. If you want to study in the arts, add in more English, languages, art classes. Basic classes such as computers & math have served me best!
Focus on taking challenging classes: Advance Placement or Honors. Keep your GPA high, and start studying for the SAT.
Think about what it means to be an entrepreneur and earning money. It's nice to do something that colleges define, it's better to focus on what it takes to earn money.