Hello everyone, I am looking for advice and or some tips for the application itself and the process to apply. I am a rising Sophomore in high school. I have an idea of one of my short comings but I would like to see what other people have to say. I am from a small school in Wisconsin roughly 80 people inside my grade. This upcoming year these are some of the classes I will be taking Honors Pre-Calc, Honors English 10, Honors Chemistry, Spanish 2 and CAD 2. So far my GPA from last year is 3.6 unweighted I know that it should be around a 3.9-4.0 for the Academy. One of the major downfall for me I believe is when I was in 7th grade I took Algebra and got a C not knowing that it would ever land on my transcript. I have been told two different things when I say that. Some say that they wouldn't count that against me and others say that they will. I was on JV Football and JV Baseball last year. This year I am going to run Cross Country and play Baseball, Football was not for me. I have around 150 hours of community service. I have held a job for 2 years and another a few months. I am a C/Msgt in the Civil Air Patrol being in for only 11 months, I am shooting for the Spaatz award. I have the Ground Team Member 2 qualification and Ranger 2nd Class qualification. This summer with the Civil Air Patrol I went to Columbus AFB and simulated Pilot Training for a week having to know the academics that the students there were taught. I also went through Hawk Mountain Search and Rescue School which is said to be one of the most physically challenging courses that the Civil Air Patrol has to offer. Lastly a few days ago I graduated the National Honor Guard Academy. I am planning on taking the ACT sometime this school year. If I don't get accepted to the Academy I would like to go through the prep school and re apply. I would really appreciate any feedback and If you could tell me other things I can do to put on my resume. An example would be I was told by an Academy cadet that he saw somewhere for the Academy that there was a box for a radio operator license, so he went out and got one. Thanks for taking the time and reading this.