Hello, I'm currently a freshman in high school, who's interested in attending the U.S. Naval Academy. As I was looking through the FAQ's of the admissions page, I came across how USNA takes into consideration the caliber of a candidate's high school, as well as the percentage of students that go onto a 2-4 year university. I currently have a 4.0 g.p.a., ranking 1st in my class, and I'm about to take Boxing in place of my Martial Arts class that I quit. However, since I come from a rather "mildly rough" town in California and attend a school that doesn't have the best reputation, I'm very concerned about this. I have the option to transfer to another school next year, one that is better than my current high school, but I would leave most of my friends in doing so. Does the academic rigor of a candidate's high school really make a significant difference, such as all other things like extra-curricular activities and G.P.A. in applying to the academy?