I am a sophomore in high school and I am definitely going to apply to USAFA, USNA, USCGA, and USMA. I'm still not sure about USMMA. I am a varsity swimmer and will probably be a captain my senior year. I haven't taken the ACT/SAT yet, but I will this summer. As far as extracurriculars go, I teach swim lessons (I don't know if that's something you put on your application or not), I'm in key club, a church club (which I will have a leadership position in next year), and I'm in the process of starting a club. My GPA is a weighted 3.91 on a 4.0 scale, but my class rank is 78/197. Would you say that my high school is more competitive for GPA's? Do the academies take that into consideration? What ACT score should I shoot for to compensate for my mediocre class rank? I feel like right now the only thing I have going for me is my level of interest, which is VERY high. What can I do to make myself more competitive?