I'm not failing. I have a 76 thats my lowest grade. I can handle the work but if I go into regular American history my grades will be so much better that I will get on the honors roll. I can handle the work but the DBQs r hard for me and so r tests and FRQs. This is my first AP claѕs I am taking. Also the colleges I want to go to don't accept this AP claѕs for credit. My teacher is a tuff marker and last year in history I had a 92 average in history but that was regular history. I'm proud and feel so good to be in an AP claѕs. I've always wanted to be in an AP/honors class. Getting accepted into AP boosted my self esteem but now that my grades are low my self esteem has hit rock bottom. I keep failing DBQ essays and FRQ essays. When i get on the honors roll my self esteem also goes up but wen i don't i feel like shιt. i would also feel bad for dropping this claѕs but it will help my grades. Should I stay in AP or should I drop out and go into regular??
I think you should just stick it out. A 76 isn't even that bad. This is your first AP class, so it's natural that you're having a hard time adjusting. I think that instead of focusing on how well you would be doing if you were in regular American history, why not just strive for better grades in your current class? Just imagine how high your self-esteem would be then. It's still the beginning of the year; you have plenty of time to pick up your grade. Unless you're legitimately struggling or are completely uninterested in the subject, dropping the class is the easy way out.
I think that if you start something, you should go all the way and finish it when ever possible.
Even if you don't manage to make the grade you hoped for, it is probably better to learn that you have some limitations, rather than dropping out and kidding yourself afterwards that you withdrew because it didn't fit in with your grand scheme.
Stay. Work harder. Much harder. Give everything you can. You will succeed and you will feel very proud of yourself.