Once again, greetings to all my fellow SAF folks. For those who don't know, I'm currently a female, sophomore in high school, located in Hicksville, USA for a few years now, I have become very interested in attending USNA, with my career after that unknown. Some stats for you, I am ranked 3/143 in my class with an 11.7/12.0 GPA. I've taken one AP course so dark and I'll take 2 next year. I play 3 sports: varsity cross country (2 years, 2 letters, one year team captain), JV basketball (2 years), JV softball (2 years, one year captain). I volunteer as a youth softball coach, volunteer at multiple school sport camps, and volunteer at my church. I participated in a STEM camp this year and will be on the student council for it in its inaugural year, hopefully becoming president, VP, or secretary. I'll work a part time job over the summer as well. Now, onto the actual reason for my post. In March, I took the SAT for the first time in March. No preparation, no study. I scored an 1800: Verbal- 680, Math- 540, Writing- 580. Obviously, my math score is not great. At all. I plan to study to improve my score over the summer, but I'm worried it won't improve much. I've never been one who can logically think through a new math problem without learning it. I lean on paying close attention in class, getting tutoring from my friend, and studying hard at home to understand what I'm doing. Because of this, I received an A in both semesters of freshman geometry, an A in one semester of Algebra II, and barring disaster, I should get an A+ this semester. My question is, which do the academies value more? Obviously a high SAT score is crucial, but will they recognize the fact that I've done well in high school math classes as well? Or does a high SAT math score carry more weight than an A/A+ in your high school course? For what it's worth, I go to the second best school in a very large school district. While we're a relatively small school surrounded by fields, we graduate a surprising number of engineers and doctors. Well it's been a long enough post. Thank you for any insight!