I've read that the academies look at the profile of the school one attends and weights that in the application process. To be blunt, my school's horrible in terms of mean test scores and other academic areas. I make a 4.0 with AP/honors courses and I'm ranked 13/~500, so will all of this be for nothing since my school isn't very good? I don't think it's fair that someone gets points deducted because other students don't pay attention in class and score well. We follow the same curriculum as everyone else and I've gotten a "Pass+" (highest grade awarded) on all of my state assessments. Basically, I just want to know if all of my hard work will count for nothing since my school isn't considered to be a good one. Others have said that academies no longer do this; is that true? Thanks for the help!