Improvements to my HS career?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Pers3us, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Pers3us

    Pers3us 5-Year Member

    Aug 2, 2011
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    Hello guys,

    So I posted around the same time last year asking for any advice on what I could improve for when I apply to the Academy next summer. So, I'm a rising junior and my sophomore year looked like this:

    I took all honors classes this year and last.

    (Sophomore year classes)
    Geometry - 84
    English 2 - 84
    US History 1 - 89
    Spanish 2 - 91
    Computer Aided Design (CAD) - 92
    Naval Science (NJROTC) - 94
    Marine Chemistry - 94

    GPA: 90.28

    I am going to be a chief petty officer in my NJROTC unit in december.

    I have been swimming competitively for 4 years now, and got my Varsity letter from my high school this past season.

    I am an active member of the drill team and made every regional Drill meet team.

    I am an active member in my school's Key Club, which focuses in on community service, and led or helped lead several fundraisers/service projects this year.

    I am a member of my school's drama club, I was a main role in both the Winter
    and Spring productions, currently I am running for VP of the club, I won't know until September if I have the position or not.

    My PSAT scores for this year were 53 math and 63 reading

    I know my grades are lower than average and am working very hard to raise them up. Next year I am taking the next class up in all the general classes, but I am taking Marine Physics instead of Chemistry and Systems Engineering 1 instead of CAD. Also, I hope to be taking Algebra 2/Pre-Calc for my math class.

    I am joining my schools Technology Student Association (TSA) club next year and hopefully Spanish Honor Society.

    I am applying for Summer Seminar in the winter as well as AIM and the Navy Swim camp when the apps come out.

    I'm sorry for the really long post guys, but I really want to try my hardest to get into the academy, and any thoughts or comments and advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks so much guys!
  2. dlee96

    dlee96 Member

    Apr 11, 2012
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    You should take the ACT/SAT and get 30+ in the ACT and 2000+ in the SAT. Also, I'm not sure how your GPA works, cause in my school a 90% is roughly a 3.7 GPA. Other than that, work toward more leadership positions.

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