Again, there's many options in curriculum and the style of education you choose to pursue. From online courses, half days at king career center, IB, AP, highly gifted, and courses for non-native english speakers, West has many options. Likewise, whatever route you head down (combined with your work ethic and procrastination level) is what determines your workload. As far as a class to recommend, I'd take choir, considering the choir at West is driven and successful while having one of the best teachers I've ever worked with in my life. Ms. Green is motivated, enthusiastic, driven, passionate, very knowledgable about what she does, and always on the look-out for what is best for her students. Olito for chemistry definitely gets you learning, and I've heard great things about Vano for IB lit/IB history of the americas as well.