We are really new to this as my son, who will enter his senior year this fall, just recently decided, kind of out of the blue to us, that he wants to try to get into West Point. We are excited AND nervous about this. We were wondering what kind of shot he has. One thing we were wondering about was that he has never had a "real" job so to speak. He is/has always been so involved in all 4 sports and really never has a break. therefore, we never make him get a job. Example; this morning, 7am weights, plyo work out till almost 9. then they play basketball at open gym for an hour or 2. Then he has baseball practice at 3:00pm. It's pretty much like this most every day during the summer. He could probably have a part time job on the few weekends when there isn't a baseball tournament and a few wedged in hours during the week but he works so hard during school that it is almost a reward to him so he doesn't burn out. During the school year, he has the toughest schedule of anyone in the school. He only gets 1 study hall every other week due to the extra things, like mentoring, drumline and student council and 6am weights 3 days per week, that he is involved in. There are many times when he gets home from a basketball game or track meet after 11pm during the week and has an hour or 2 of homework and then has weights at 6am the next morning. There have been many times when I try to get him to skip weights so he can get sleep but he refuses. We don't push him to do most of these things. He has chosen this schedule for himself. In our eyes, it always seemed that along with all of his extra curriculars outside of sports, he had more than enough on his plate to justify not working a job and schools/academies would still look at this favorably; Here is a summary of his activities: 1. All-conference in Football & Baseball 2. Conf runner up in 400 M hurdles in track 3. Team Captain in baseball as a junior this summer (will be in football as a senior this fall) 4. Basketball was 6th man as a junior and will start as a senior 5. National Honor society 6. #1-70 in class 7. 31 ACT (33 math, 32 english, 30 reading, 29 science) 8. Mentor at middle school for at risk children 9. Band/drumline participant. Drumline captain. 10. Student council/officer. Will likely be President for his senior year. 11. Youth Group participant. They have bible study and do various volunteer work in the community year round. Obviously, there is a long process here and hopefully, there are enough openings with the various congressmen in our area to allow him an appointment. Just curious, based on other appointees, how his "resume" fits in with others and in the opinion of those on this board, how good his chances are. Thanks in advance.