thanks for the advice!
about the amc, my school got our results like a month after we took the test. they had to find out our scores to see if we qualified for the AIME
i'll probably be a natl merit scholar finalist, but we dont' find out for sure till the fall, right?
yeah i'm going to take SAT math IIC in june and chem in the fall after i take another chem course at the local UC this summer.