Discussion in 'Service Academy Preparatory Schools' started by ejt16, Oct 5, 2016.
I'm currently at the Air Force Academy Prep School and I am willing to answer any question you have.
Did you get selected for the prep school straight out of high school or are you prior enlisted? If you were straight out of high school, what did your profile look like? If prior enlisted, what was the process like for you when applying?
I was straight out of high school so I can give you a little bit about what I did. Also, I was not a recruited athlete but I am now an IC at the P.
Basketball- 4 year varsity member
Track- 3 year varsity member. All-state for 2 years
Soccer- 1 year varsity member
Football- 1 year varsity member
Student Council President- 2 years
Basketball Captain-2 years
Track Captain-3 years
I also did a lot of volunteer work. This a really brief overview of what I did but generally these were most of the main things I did in high school.
Can you compare how life at Prep differs from life at USAFA (besides the obvious)? For example, basic training, school courses, typical day/week, requirements, etc.
Basic training is a lot like the first part of basic on the Hill, so a lot of marching and learning customs and courtesies. It's not too bad, some days are better than others.
We take 4 classes, two math courses, a chemistry class and an English class. There are different academic tracks based on how you perform but that is main information on academics. The work load is a little less but still a good amount of work.
In terms of day to day life, it's like the Academy but there is more structure and schedule. The structure is a good thing though because it will help with transition to the Hill.
What classes do you have on your schedule?
Did you receive a Nomination and were then offered the Prep School or were you offered Prep School with no Nomination (I know you do not have to have one, but wondering if you received one)?
Hello, another preppie here,
I actually received two noms in Jan, then offered Prep around mid-April.
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