high school schedule fixes

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  1. che527

    che527 Member

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    so i'm an incoming junior in high school interested in applying for USNA. what was your typical junior year schedule like? also, what were your extra curriculars and sports?
     
  2. AROTC Parent

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    My son may apply to service academies. He is keeping his options open. He will be a Jr and is taking the highest level classes for which he is eligible. He chose to drop down a level in math second semester sophomore year but still should complete at least AP Calc AB before graduation. Key here is to take the most challenging schedule you can handle academically and don't compare yourself to others.... do well with what you can take. Do well on standardized tests too. There are many paths to success so make the way that is good for you.

    Jr year at our local HS is known to be the most difficult year academically.

    AP English and Comp
    AP Economics (Micro and Macro) - elective of interest
    Orchestra
    AP US History
    German 2
    AP Physics
    Honors Pre Calc

    EC's - Boy Scouts, Model UN, PT job year round as a lifeguard.
    Sports - Two sports each year. One varsity Sophomore year. Two varsity Jr and Sr year - if he suffers no injuries and doesn't do something extremely stupid as a 16 yr old boy.

    Point of reference for what I believe is a plan B for you - ROTC. Our daughter had no interest in any SA and when asked during the ROTC interview if she was applying to SA's she unequivocally said - 'No, I want a regular college experience.'
    Daughter that is already an officer - Jr yr schedule
    AP English and Comp
    AP Chemistry
    AP US History
    AP US Govt and Politics - elective of interest
    PE
    Spanish 4
    Honors Calculus

    EC's - Student Gov't 4 years, PT job summers only
    Sport - One sport each year. Varsity 3 years. Same sport at high club level in the HS off season.
     
  3. Jcc123

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    Daughter is considering ROTC, and her junior year schedule is:

    1) Analytical Geometry & Calculus
    2) AP English Language
    3) Honors Biology 2
    4) AP Biology
    5) Anatomy & Physiology
    6) Honors Econ and Personal Finance
    7) AP French 5
    8) AP European History

    ECs: French Club, Beta Club, 2 service "sorority-type" clubs, part-time job, varsity diver (regional champion, state semi-finalist), hospital volunteer, certified lifeguard, does cross-fit and triathlons.
     
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    What is an SA? And those schedules look very challenging. Good for the both of them.
     
  5. che527

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    Good schedule. Man, both of you have children in varsity sports. I'm having a tough time trying to figure out what sports to do in such a small amount of time.
     
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    Service Academy
     
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    oh okay, thanks!
     
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    I'm a Candidate for West Point and the AROTC national scholarship. My junior year schedule was:

    AP Physics 1
    Pre-Calculus(dual-enrollment)
    Spanish 3
    AP English
    AP US History
    Band
    PE

    ECs: Varsity Soccer, Varsity Winter Track, Varsity Spring Track, Tri-M music honors society(Vice President), National Honors Society(end of the year), jazz band, Pit Orchestra, Full Orchestra, All-County Band, All-County Jazz Band, Game Day Staff at local minor league Professional Baseball Stadium(part time job)
     
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