Howdy, I live in south Texas I am I very familiar with all 5 service Academies. I'm a junior in high school and I feel as if this dream of mine is all going downhill. As a kid, I made it my ultimate goal to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. Freshman year my grades were great, and I was very active in sports and school organizations. At the end of my freshman year, I moved to a larger school. At this point my class rank was 50/811. I would consider this the point where everything changed. Sophomore year came along and I ended up quitting football. I decided to stick with just baseball. My grades weren't doing too good either. They weren't extremely bad but my class rank did suffer. At the end of sophomore year, my class rank was 101/806. The summer between my sophomore and junior year, I visited West Point and it assured my desires. Junior year rolls along and everything just didn't go my way. I made my first C ever within the first 6 weeks of school. I thought that was it. I thought my chances of getting into USMA were done. However, I still maintained little hope. Baseball season rolls by and my parents had a disagreement with the head coach and i didn't want to play for him anymore, so I quit. I took my SAT for the first time and got a 1600. At the end of the first semester, my class rank was 111/787. Then this past 6 weeks, I failed pre-cal and got 2 C's on my report card. Live never had grades this worse. My FFR told me that candidates can get academically disqualified for failing a class. Does this count as failing a class? I failed the 6 weeks, but I have an 86 average for the school year. My class rank will almost certainly drop and I'm under the impression that all hope is lost. The only thing I have going for me right now is my selection for Boys State. Can anyone confirm wether or not I'm disqualified? In addition, my parents are both Soldiers who have spent 30+ years in the Army. I know I qualify for a presidential nomination. I am also aware of the 100 appointments allowed for these nominated candidates. Can anyone give me insight on how competitive it is to earn an appointment with a presidential nomination? Thanks for reading.