Hello all, I'm currently a rising-Junior, and will therefore start my application next year. I've been wondering, however, which grades the Academy will want to look at. Will they want to see my GPA from grades 9-11. This makes me worry for a few different reasons. First of all, my school is international and therefore organizes each school year into trimesters instead of semesters. How would I calculate my yearly GPA with trimesters? Next, I'm worried because my freshman and sophomore report cards had a few B's. This is due to the overwhelming rigor of my school. My class only has around 10 students who are almost all extremely bright and competitive. I believe I am either first or second in my class. I have confirmed that nobody in my class has managed to recieve straight A's throughout a single entire school year. This is due to the program I am currently in. The past two years, I have been enrolled in a pre-IB program, similar to the IB MYP for 9th and 10th grade. Anyways, the curriculum is extremely competetive and rigorous, for it is preparing students for the strenuous IB Diploma Program. Will the Academy recognize and understand my B's during the first two years of high school? Next year, due to the start of the diploma program, I will have selected Mathematics, Physics, and English as my Higher-Levels, and Biology, History, and French (advanced for bilingual degree) as my SLs. I have one last concern that is unrelated to the previous topic. I discovered last year that I actually have a slight eye problem. My left eye is perfectly fine (20/20); however, I am myopic (nearsighted) in my right eye. According to my optometrist, the refractive error in my right eye is only 20/50, but I have truly found difficult in seeing even large text from far away. I therefore worry whether the refractive error is much greater than 20/50. Of course my right eye is correctable to 20/20 though. Would this possibly lead to a disqualification at my medical during my application? I have heard that the academy now offers eye surgery during a cadet's junior year if they meet certain requirements. It is my dream to attend pilot training after graduating. Would I need surgery to do so, and would I meet the requirements to recieve the surgery? I would really appreciate some help! Thanks!