I am a sophomore in high school and this is my first time posting! Hooray! As one might infer from my being here, I want to go to USNA. I have gathered some preliminary information, and to be frank, I am not convinced I even stand a chance. I won't make excuses for myself, but last year, my freshman year in high school, I was in two sub-normal classes: the first being in math, where I had a two period block (in retrospect I did not belong there; it was much too easy for me), and in science, where I was in environmental science (most college-bound freshman go to honors biology). I have taken steps to balance this out, but unfortunately it will take place my senior year. Does this effect my chances? Assuming it does not, I was going to take two advanced classes in either science (as in I would take AP Chem and AP Physics, and honors pre-calc w/ trig) or math (as in pre-calc and AP Stat, plus AP Physics). Can anyone say with authority that one is better than the other? Given the choice of preference, I would rather to the latter option, but if one looks better I will do that. Lastly, is NJROTC worth taking my senior year? My unit is not bad, but I am not sure if we can get the honor unit needed for my SNSI to give me a nomination. As it stands I am an incredibly average student, or so my classes and extra-curriculars (?) would show. That ought to be rectified late this year and all of next year.