Competitive disctricts

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Sam2018, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. Sam2018

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    Ok so I know the whole what does it matter you can't move line whenever somebody asks about the relative competitiveness of districts for getting a nomination but what if you can move or are considering a move. If you were hoping for a USAFA nomination where in Colorado would you move?
     
  2. EOD/SEALmom

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    Montana
     
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    I'm not trying to be a pessimist, but I'm hoping the thought of moving is because of other reasons than for an academy nomination. Like for a new job or similar.

    When the dust settles, there will be approximately 6,000 nominations given out. In the end, only about 1,200 of this nominations will result in an appointment. What that means is, even if you do get a nomination, you'll only have about a 25% of getting an appointment. Is that worth moving?

    But if you were planning to move anyway, and a nomination is a secondary reason for moving, then obviously the best districts to move to are the congressional districts with the lowest population. Probably the western slope of Colorado. Meaning the Utah border side. Or, as seal mom said, move to Montana or Wyoming.
     
  4. Sam2018

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    LOL, well it would be for a job and it wouldn't be to anywhere but I've heard in certain districts in Colorado kids that are accepted to the academy come up short on nominations so I'd like to not handicap my kid anymore than moving late in HS would do already.
     
  5. fencersmother

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    Sam, you are a parent contemplating a MOVE of your family to increase, perhaps, your child's chances of receiving a nomination?

    If you wanted Yale or Harvard, I'd say the entire state of South Dakota would gain you acceptance should you score > 1300 on the SAT.

    I'm no genius, but I would strongly suggest your child become a STAR in high school: 4.0 or better GPA, Captain of the Sports Team, President of Senior Class, Owner of his own business, blah blah blah. Seems far easier than moving a high school junior. (My parents moved midway through my junior year of high school and I was mad at them for YEARS)

    Also, as a reminder: while the SAs are indeed wonderful and desirable, the goal is to be an officer in the Air Force. USAFA is a means to that goal certainly, but not the only one, as thousands of AFROTC students can attest.
     
  6. Sam2018

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    The move would be happening regardless, not much choice there, but we do have a choice on where to live ,within reason, once we get there.
     
  7. fencersmother

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    Can you then just bypass the last year and a half of high school and go straight to community or local college?
     
  8. Sam2018

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    Maybe but more concerned about the nomination.
     
  9. Hoodlum15

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    I'm a 2020 from Southern Colorado and southern Colorado is definitely the best place in Colorado to get a nomination. Whether you want to live there or not is another question, it's a pretty low income area with a lot of minorities so they are currently trying to get more kids from that area to the Academy so that's your best bet. Not saying you'll be a shoe in, but you'll have a better chance than from areas like Denver.
     

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