I have a 7th grader currently interested in West Point and all things Army. We are a homeschooling military family. I got the distinct impression that the selection process predominantly considers those traditionally educated based off of certain criteria that could only be obtained from a public or private school setting. In short, as I understand it, my son will be behind the gun no matter how many achievements and leadership positions he has outside of school. I am very new to all things West Point, so any and all advice, guidance and information is highly appreciated! What can he do in order to set himself apart from traditional school children once he hits high school, assuming we maintain a homeschool trajectory. Currently, he is in scouts and has expressed interest in Joint Military Cadets of America. Would JROTC or Civil Air Patrol be better? How does West Point consider a homeschooled high schooler when it comes to academics? Thank you in advance!