There is a one-year academy prep program in Kerrville, TX where you earn college credit at Schreiner Unversity and prepare yourself in other ways to not only gain acceptance to an academy, but excel once you get there. Program takes both academy sponsored students and non-sponsored students. Great alternative to going to your second choice college and trying again. Here you are under the leadership of a former USNA grad and professor. ALL students in the program are trying again and that's the focus here. Check out theses links to try for your spot in an academy class of 2012: www.greystoneprepschool.net http://dailytimes.com/story.lasso?ewcd=204331c142ac021c Good Luck from a parent who's been there!