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Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Ted, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Ted

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    Im a freshman in high school and I'm trying to prepare for the academy. I'm in honors / AP classes which I know are good. However I don't know what to do for my electives. I'm using one for Spanish but I don't know how to use the other. Do academies like students with computer computer or bussiness classes? Or can I take a class that would be easier like culinary arts?
     
  2. classOf2016

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    A computer or business class would be an excellent idea. From what I learned during the admission process, useful technical knowledge is highly regarded. Whatever you do, DO NOT take take a class because it's "easy." Chances are, the admissions board will know that too.
     
  3. osdad

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    Do not try to outguess the admissions board. Take ones that you enjoy not because you think they'll make your application look better. Three years is a long time and interests change. Study the class profiles available online and see what electives admitted Mids have taken. (I recall seeing that many listed Theater, Band, Choir, Student Goverment...)
     
  4. 2012mom?

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    I generally agree with osdad, but IMO, the OP and other potential candidates need to take 5-6 solid courses per year, at the most challenging level that's offered. If there is additional time available for "softer" electives, then go for it. As an example, my 2012 almost-USNA grad took honors or AP classes each year in English, French, math, science, and history/government/social science, plus a religion course (private school requirement). In addition, she took honors or AP art for two years, after she completed other requirements like PE, health, etc.

    While a computer class would be useful, use that "extra" course to do something that interests you.
     

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