Assoc. Manager of Events at ESPN Events
I can't tell you how many times I told myself that I wish I would have paid more attention in my college Spanish classes.
Knowing a second language is a valuable tool to have in today's society. It's just one more skill you have in life. Many employers post jobs seeking bi-lingual candidates.
Plus, if you are going to college there are often opportunities for you to get college credits by testing out of certain college elective courses since you already know and are proficient at the college level material. How great is that that you already know enough Spanish to only have to take one or two semesters of a language elective in college instead of the required three semesters, for example. It's like you've already passed a college course for the material you learned in high school.
Now with that being said, every human is different and every situation is different and every decision is different.
But my recommendation is that you high consider AP Spanish as the two biggest upsides are again: 1)knowing a second language can only help you; 2)potential for college credits.