I have recently completed my junior year in high school. However, during the middle of the year, my life got complicated due to my parents divorcing and one of my friends passing away, and it really messed up my semester one grades, which are as follows:
AP ECON: B+, APUSH: A, APBIO:B, APPHYSICS:B-, and BCCALC: C
However, this is extremely abnormal as I have been getting straight A's since freshman year. For second semester my grades were:
APECON: A, APUSH: A, APBIO: A-, APPHYSICS: A-, and BCCALC: A-
My final grdes:
APECON: A-, APUSH: A, APBIO: B+, APPHYSICS: B+, and BCCALC: B-
all other classes were not AP classes, and I received an A.
Im really angry because I've worked hard for the last 2 years in order to get good grades. In my opinion, I have pretty good extracurriculars compared to those that I've seen on this website in the past, and just as I thought that I had a chance, my GPA dropped. My SAT is a 2350, and I have an 800 for both Biology E and M as well as MATHII, which I am hoping will maybe help compensate for the low grades. Will this one semester of bad grades destroy my chances of being accepted into an ivy league or ivy-level college? My counselor is one of the few people that know about this, and she is willing to write me a recommendation letter explaining my situation. My BCCALC teacher also knows that I am a hard worker, and is very close to me. I can't help but feeling regret that I messed up so badly at the last possible moment. I know that the recommendation won't completely compensate for the damage, so how much will it effect my chances?