Well, freshman year my cumulative GPA was 4.571, and my class rank was either 23 or 26 out of 463, I think, and I took all honors and had an A in every class except Honors Algebra (C). I was in NJROTC then, and I did out of school sports. This year, I am a sophomore, and I am not doing as well. Currently, I'm earning a very low grade in Honors Geometry, and after I take finals I will probably earn a "F" in the class. I will probably get A's in my other classes. I am doing JV swimming and JV tennis or track this year. I am the President of Aviation Club. I spoke to my counselor awhile ago, about taking regular instead of honors, but she said it was too late in the year. I know this will really, really hurt my chances. Basically, I want to know if I can still get into NAPS/Foundation/NROTC? Should I not even apply? I spoke to my teacher, and she isn't really sympathetic. We aren't allowed to make up or redo anything in her class. I just feel like I've failed. That I won't accomplish or achieve anything, because of one really bad grade. However, my friend, who is African American (he tells me this is important) did really bad academically his freshman year. He eventually became co-captain of the track team, and CO of our NJROTC unit. He was accepted into NAPS. Another girl had a lot of B's freshman and sophomore year, and she got a NROTC scholarship to Purdue. That kind of gives me hope, but I still feel that I don't stand a chance. Now, I'm going to talk to my counselor again, but I doubt it will help. I might talk to my math teacher again, but like I've already said, it probably won't do me much good. I wanted to be a fighter pilot in the navy, but I've realized that probably isn't going to happen. However, I'm not one to give up, which is why I didn't want to drop the class when I had the chance,even though I didn't know it. I think my only option left is summer school, but the grade I earn there won't replace anything. Will they even see the grade I get their? Should I even apply when the time comes, or will I just be wasting my time?