Class Course Selection

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  1. pirate73

    pirate73 New Member

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    Hi, I am new here. I am a Sophmore in High School and would like to attend either the CGA or the USNA. It is time to schedual classes and was wondering what classes I should take for my junoir year and my senior year to maximize my chances to get in.

    I am taking: US History, French 3, Honors Algebra 2, Exploritory Art, English, and Honors Chemistry

    Next year I can take AP Chemistry or AP Biology, Honors Pre-Calc or College Pre-Calc (can count as college credit), US Government or AP US Government, Regular English, and Electives such as: Art, Business, Economics, Computer Education, and Independent Living/Home Economics.

    Then for my senior year I can take College English (can count as college credit) or Regular English (I am not an AP English student), College Biology or AP Biology, Regular or AP Physics, AB or BC Calc. I also have the opportunity or option to do a senior project. It doesn't count towards GPA, they are usually fun and to learn/do something out of the ordinary.

    A little more about me, just became an Eagle Scout, Order of the Arrow, Hiked Philmont, Freshman Football, Freshman Varsity Letter Winner in Swimming, JV Lacrosse, as a Sophmore started both ways for Varsity Football, Letter Winner, Impact Player of the Year, 2nd Team All Conference, Lineman of the Week, Longhorn Steak House Player of the Week, Varsity Swimmer on track for second Varsity Letter. Other extra curriculars: Key Club, FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athelets), Church Camp Volunteer, Church Youth Group, Cleveland Clinic Math eXpressions. I am a candidate for the Freshman Mentoring Program. I am also on track for National Honors Society. Currently my GPA is 4.212.

    Thanks:thumb:

    P.S. Not sure if I should post on Naval Academy forum too?
     
  2. USCGA13STN

    USCGA13STN Member

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    Here's my advice: always take AP classes if you can. AP Chem will probably be more helpful if you get in since 4/c year you'll be required to take a gen Chem but not a Gen Bio class. AP USGOV will obviously be the best choice, Realize that at USCGA college credit classes are not accepted. In addition make sure that you're holding key leadership roles in your extra curricular. Try working on getting into Brotherhood level of OA and working as an SPL or ASPL in the troop, try getting captain for your varsity teams etc.

    Keep up the good work.
     
  3. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    As STN said, stick with the AP's when you can. I would also recommend taking AP physics and AP Macroeconomics if that's an option, since you'll have to take those here.
     
  4. pirate73

    pirate73 New Member

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    Thanks guys for all of your help. I think I have a shot at being captain for football and somewhat of a chance for swimming. Anything else you can suggest?

    Thanks again:thumb:
     
  5. cdb3

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    From what i have learned try to cut out those 'fluff' classes like Exploritory Art
     
  6. USCGA13STN

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    Yeah, make sure that you do well on your standardized tests and in general make sure you volunteer in the community a lot! Community Service is a big thing!
     

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