Hello all, It's been my lifelong dream to attend Navy (or really any Service academy), and I'm starting to get a little more serious about it as I am getting older. I am currently a sophomore in high school. So far, I am an Eagle Scout, I have staffed the National Youth Leadership Training (with the Boy Scouts), I am the Senior Patrol Leader of my Scout troop, I have roughly 200 service hours, I was a coxswain on the Atlanta Junior Rowing team all last year, and I will be running track in the spring, and hopefully golf too if I can fit it in with my schedule. I am in the Dodgeball club at my school, and another unique thing (that I think will boost my chances) is that I take Chinese in school. Personally, I think I'm qualified with my extracurricular. My school performance hasn't been the best. My school doesn't use the GPA scale, and instead uses the Cumulative Numeric Average (the average of all my number grades) My CNA is a 92(out of 100), but I take all honors classes this year, and I took one AP last year. I haven't taken the SAT yet, but I scored a 162 on the PSAT. I still have a good 3 semesters before I apply to get my CNA up, and take the SAT. Any suggestions on how I should approach this? I know most of the state universities really like course rigor, but at the same time, CNA is everything. So should I take more APs (sacrificing a high CNA) or take easier classes with the hopes of getting a better CNA? Thanks in advance for your help!