This forum is a great tool! My son is very interested in attending the Coast Guard Academy in 2011. He is heading into his Senior year of High School and has the following accomplishments: Current GPA 3.6 ACT Scores 24 ( will take again in September) Team Capitan Varsity Basketball AAU Basketball Team Capitan Started his own Auto Detailing Business Certified Life Guard Active in his Church Youth Group Traveled to China during his 8th Grade Year Current Schedule includes AP Calculus and AP History, Leadership, AP English AP Chemistry. Has completed 4 years of Spanish and is ranked in the top 20% of his class. He is the most athletic member of his two Basketball Team and is a leader on and off the court. He is very interested in the Academy after being contacted by the coaching staff and wants to make this happen. Many of you have taken this journey and I would like your input on what he should focus on during his Senior Year to enhance his chances. Thanks for your input and guidance.