2016 MA

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by sb1424, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. sb1424

    sb1424 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2014
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hello all I am a male 10th grader from MA I really want to attend either USNA, USAFA, or USMA. I am also really interested by ROTC options. Post academy I hope to get into special warfare but that is a long way off and all I am worried about is getting appointed
    3.7 UW GPA
    college math
    Accelerated French
    Honors history
    Honors English
    Honors physics
    Next year I plan on taking ap history English French and biology
    PSATs
    Writing 48 (73rd percentile)
    Math 52 (77th percentile)
    Critical Reading 58 (91st percentile)
    Extracurriculars/sports
    Best buddies
    Freshmen lacrosse
    Jv hockey (and most likely varsity later in the year)
    Next year I hope to start up a safe rides club I my school
    A little more info... I come from a military family including graduates of West Point and Norwich university. Post academy I hope to get into special warfare but at this pint all I am worried about is getting appointment
    I hope some of the vets on the forum could give me some pointers and areas to improve on or wether or not they think I am competitive for a sophomore
     
  2. sb1424

    sb1424 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2014
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh I forgot to mention that I already have a job at a major chain of hardware stores in the northeast
     
  3. Melitzank

    Melitzank Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2012
    Messages:
    474
    Likes Received:
    1
    You're going from taking no AP classes to 4? Be careful, that'll be an abrupt change.

    Practice for the ACT and SAT and strive to do well. Don't forget leadership.

    And welcome!
     
  4. sb1424

    sb1424 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2014
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    In my school you can't take ap until 11th grade and your right I might be stretching myself to thin with 4 APs
     
  5. Bandaid

    Bandaid Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2013
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Melizank is correct. Transitioning from 0 to 4 AP Classes is abrupt, especially if you'll be taking classes such as AP Calculus, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, or AP Physics at the same time. You should definitively look into CAP or JROTC if these programs are available to you.

    Welcome to forums!
     
  6. sb1424

    sb1424 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2014
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    I appreciate it and I am planning on joining a CAP unit in the next town over
     
  7. sb1424

    sb1424 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2014
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    One question can I join jrotc if it's not at my school. I can't tell if it's a class or a club
     
  8. Navyhopeful44

    Navyhopeful44 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2013
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    You must attend a jrotc high school to participate, there should be a list of schools in your area on the website
     
  9. Bandaid

    Bandaid Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2013
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    JROTC is class. I cannot answer if you could join other school's JROTC, you should ask your current school administration if you could.
     
  10. sb1424

    sb1424 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2014
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the help everyone
     
  11. New BGO

    New BGO Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2014
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    AP class selection

    You said you plan to take 4 AP classes but none of them are math or science related. At USNA, 65% of the majors must be either a math or science major. Be sure you take advanced math and science classes and do well in them.
     
  12. sb1424

    sb1424 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2014
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks I'll try. I'm not in the highest math class but my math PSAT was surprisingly high for me


    Sent using the Service Academy Forums® mobile app
     

Share This Page