DS wishes to attend one of the military service academies. He has done very well in high school, and has a cumulative CPA of 3.85 out of 4 (unweighted) while taking mainly honors, and a few advanced, classes. He has not taken AP classes. Unfortunately, his ACT scores are not as stellar as his GPA. He has a superscore composite of 24 after taking the exam 5 times. (He started at a 19 composite and has worked hard to improve his score to a 24). He has 1 year of varsity soccer, 2 yrs JV, and a good resume of accomplishments. We understand that the ACT score is a few points below the median score, and know that means acceptance into USMA is rather unlikely. Most of the posts I have seen about prep schools are for folks that need to shore up their academics because of the did not have a 3.0 or greater GPA in HS. Is a prep school a realistic option for someone that excelled in the classroom in HS, but did not excel at the ACT?