First, I am so overwhelmed and already stressed for my son. He is currently finishing up 8th grade and heading to HS next year. He has had the USNA on his mind for at least the last 4 years. After reading and researching along with him it just seems so insurmountable and such an unrealistic goal. But one to strive for nonetheless. We actually just visited and spent the day there last week. We thought that may sway him a little in the other direction as we also visited many other schools for our daughter. It had the exact opposite effect, he did not want to leave! That being said, I am not sure how concerned we should be about his classes going into his Freshmen year. He is taking honors English, Science and History but taking CP geometry. He is taking what equates to a Freshman Algebra class now in 8th grade and was not “killing it” all year, until the last term when he finished with a 90. That was after the class recommendations were made. This was the only class that has ever prevented him from receiving Highest Honors. He begged to have us request the override to Honors Geometry but were a bit concerned with the Math workload with how this year went. He is currently a 3 sport athlete and will probably be throughout HS. He has been a Captain on both his Lacrosse and Soccer teams the last two years, so he stays very busy which plays into all of these decisions… My question it this, should we consider changing his classes for his Freshman year, i.e. request Honors Geometry and bump down to CP History or have him try all Honors classes? Or, should we keep it the way it is and worry more about his sophomore year? Please keep in mind one of our concerns is and has been to shy away from any of the CP classes if possible as that is where he would end up in more of the “general population” in a Public HS. The concern there is to keep the distractions to a minimum if at all possible... Of course, as most of you probably know starting the HS process with a 14 year old boy will be a ride in itself never mind adding this to the mix. Thank you!