This year, the Delta coordinators say that the required science class for juniors is AP Physics only. AP Physics is the only class that will qualify a junior for the program because the coordinators claim that is the most rigorous course, although some students say classes like AP Environmental Science and AP Chemistry are just as rigorous. Patty Smith claims that other AP sciences are not at the rigor of AP Physics. "It's too easy of a class, if it's an easy class then you're not one of the top students, you're not showing us that you're one of the top students; AP Environmental is not going to get you into four year college, four year colleges accept physics and chem."
This year, some juniors chose to not take AP Physics and were removed subsequently from the program, even though they had been members since middle school and were still in the appropriate math class and an AP science course.
These new requirements have been met with opposition from the junior class, as many wanted to wait until senior year to take AP Physics, or wanted to pursue other AP science courses. One junior that is in Delta, who prefers to be anonymous, says "The requirements are reasonable due to what the purpose of Delta is, but in terms of enforcing the polices, it has been inconsistent. The juniors are almost done with high school, and there are a lot of intelligent and diligent juniors I know that have been kicked out this year. It's only all of a sudden that something like this has happened, and it's unfortunate that it did happen especially to some really smart juniors."