Currently, I am a sophomore in high school, and I do fairly well in school. So far, through 2 years (estimating grades at the end of this year) I would have achieved all A+'s in math courses, A's/ A+'s in science courses, A/A+ in history, and A-/B+ in english classes. Mind that all of my classes are honors level. I am not too concerned about any of my classes expect for english. Does it look bad that I received an A- my freshman year and then did worse sophomore year with a B+? Additionally, does it look bad to receive A's every quarter in a class and then get a B/B+ on a final but still end up with an overall grade of an A? Also, next year I am only taking one english class and not two. I would have to take two honors courses in order to be able take AP english senior year. By only taking one english next year, this would force me to take a normal class senior year, or I could go to a local college/take an online english course. My question here is would it be better to end up with AP english senior year or end up taking an english course at a college? Additionally, I will be taking AP calc 1 +2 next year (junior). This would leave me with no math class senior year unless I look prob + stat. Therefore, would it be better to take prob + stat senior year or go to a college for calc 3? Lastly, I am very interested in engineering and my school offers several classes. All of these engineering classes are honors and sponsered by PLTW (Project lead the way). I currently plan to take the highest course they offer but I may opt for more courses like AP bio/ advanced chem. Therefore, would it be better to take the engineering classes or complete more classes like AP bio/ advanced chem. I realize you probably can't answer the questions because you aren't on the board but if you could tell me what you think, that would be great! My grades seem somewhat okay besides the B, but my class rank is probably around 10 or so out of 200. Also, I got a 1600 on my SAT when I took it freshman year, but I hope to take it at least twice more. I will name some of my leadership activities below, but I am somewhat worried that I don't have enough! Leadership: Boy Scouts Roadside cleanup manager for FBLA Leader of a future business (an investor liked my groups's pitch for a product in an entrepreneur class and now we are working to make it happen) Hopefully class president Hopefully boys states next year ECs: Track and field Golf Debate Fbla Ski club Reading olympics I am also kind of worried about ECs because I have a few but maybe I need more? As for sports, I am not on varsity track or golf. This probably hurts me. I am trying really hard to get on varsity next year and hope to do cross county too. Any tips or advice about what I should do? I would really like to go to USNA in the future, and I am trying to get as much information about what I should be doing as possible. Thank you!